Anonymous asked: 'we regretfully brought more attention to an event that does not reflect positively on our sport and its athletes.' That's complete bullshit. The point isn't the athlete's behavior or anything to do with them even, or gymnastics. The only people it reflects poorly on are the hackers and the people linking and clicking on those pics and using them as tabloid fodder, including gymnastike.
They also owe an apology to not only McKayla but Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Dunst, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Mary E. Winstead etc… because they linked the gymternet to their unedited photos. As If gossip sites posting their privacy wasn’t bad enough now a gymnastics site was helping to spread those photos too. This didn’t reflect positively on our sport!
To Our Passionate Community
Gymnastike and Flocasts are committed to growing the sport and supporting our athletes. We are also committed to reporting all news relevant to the sport in a timely manner. In an effort to do so on Sunday, we regretfully brought more attention to an event that does not reflect positively on our sport and its athletes. For this I am sorry.
In retrospect I acknowledge that the reporting of stories of this nature is not in line with our editorial voice and our commitment to championing the sport of gymnastics, its athletes, and coaches. Moving forward, we pledge our continued dedication to provide the most comprehensive, tasteful coverage of this sport on behalf of its passionate community.
Director of Content - Flocasts
Anonymous asked: I'm sorry how can you support a gymnast who takes photos of herself naked in the shower & near naked on the bedroom. I'm in great shape & I don't do that. Most people don't do that. Mckayla has always acted different than the other members of the fierce five & now she's facing the consequences of her actions. Her parents don't care what she does on social media. She's going to be 19 in a couple months & she's gotta make her own choices on life. I don't think she will make very good ones.
I support McKayla the athlete! the two time Olympic medalist, Olympic and World Champion! her personal life is not my business. I couldn’t care less what She does outside the gym.
Fake or not, It is a personal matter! invasion of privacy! and it is unfortunate that this has become public.
It doesn’t really matter If they’re 100% fake or not! the face is real! and the face in those pictures is a 17 years old McKayla Maroney! therefore underage which means anyone publishing (or linking) them can be charged with child pornography. It’s a federal crime!
Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.
That’s all I’m going to say.
Well… One more thing, If You’re a gymnastics site, please focus on gymnastics, Perez Hilton is already doing the shitty and low job of spreading stupid and unnecessary news for a living.