"You wanted to quit because of racism, right?" - First Take chick. "No, I wanted to quit because I was homesick.' - Gabby Douglas #goodgod—
Eric Neuman (@neumy33) December 06, 2012
Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas appeared on ESPN’s “First Take” this morning. But instead of focusing exclusively on the 16-year-old gymnast’s incredible accomplishments, Twitter users say host Cari Champion tried to bait Douglas into feeding the media’s beloved racism narrative.
Douglas, who certainly faced her share of race-based criticism from fellow black women during the Olympic games, didn’t take the bait. When asked she was tempted to quit because of racism, she told Champion it was actually because she was homesick.