We cannot believe that “Simone Biles Edges” is actually a term trending on Twitter… but here we are.
The Olympic Gymnast shared gorgeous photos of her intimate wedding to Jonathan Owens on Saturday.
The pair are seen exchanging vows Biles wearing a gorgeous tiered white gown, while Owens sported a tan suit.
Like this one
and this one:
Somehow for some those beautiful moments turned into opportunities for people to criticize the gold medalist about her hair and edges.
comments like this one:
Simone Biles wild af for taking her wedding pictures with her hair like that. Y’all can fight me down ion care. I stand on wtf I said
— NB☾ (@BaddieBoyer) April 24, 2023
and this one
she coulda at least got a lace front for her wedding like
— elle (@ellesolarcenyy) April 23, 2023
Then there is Instagram:
For every negative comment, there were 3-4 people defending her.
Twitter isn’t having it either:
Heres the context, Simone Biles, a black woman who happens to be world class athlete and millionaire, got married and didn’t slick her edges and women were up in arms. I personally agree with what you’re saying, a lot of women of color attacked her for her hair choice.
— Quita (@quitakillsz) April 24, 2023
The people that have so much to say about Simone Biles edges on her wedding day are a bunch of miserable people projecting their own insecurities.
— spooky plant (@KodivkCity) April 24, 2023
simone biles is not only happily married, but she has won over 20 (25!) world championship medals, 4 GOLD, and is arguably the greatest gymnast ever…i doubt she gives a fuck what the internet (i.e. a gathering of the most miserable mfs on the planet) says about her edges ?
— ♡ kandy ૮ ˶ᵔ ᵕ ᵔ˶ ა (@kanhoushoujo) April 24, 2023
Exactly, her hair looks fine, it’s a ponytail and it’s v Simone Biles…& all the ppl saying “her hair is a mess” are anti-Black, bc y’all only saying it bc her edges not slicked down. https://t.co/bYd0ieJ7FZ
— Unattainable. (@_MamiMorenita) April 24, 2023
People bashing Simone Biles because her EDGES ARENT SLICKED is insane. She’s accomplishing more than y’all ever will combined and you worried about some NATURAL edges? Touch grass. Immediately.
— lil jelly bean (@itsshainajay) April 23, 2023
Simone Biles is one of THEE top gymnasts we’ve ever seen, has overcame situations of abuse and other obstacles in her childhood, has defined her own success and found love and is now happily married…
And y’all worried about her hair…..?! pic.twitter.com/pSmIygScZU
— Cindy Noir✨ (@thecindynoir) April 23, 2023
As much as I appreciate the takedown of that girl’s nasty tweet about Simone Biles; I wish y’all could move beyond she’s married and you’re not as a clap back.
It’s just as lame as hating on someone’s natural hair texture.
— Carla Wade (@CarlaWVTM13) April 23, 2023
We can’t complain when jobs force us to straighten our hair to look more “professional” but then turn around and shit on Black women who wish to wear their hair any way they choose. Please leave Simone Biles Owens alone. ?
— big chaos ? (@Syriah_D) April 24, 2023
I didn’t research the Simone Biles story cause I’m no longer engaging discourse on BW’s hair however this is shocking to me. This is what the noise has been about!? Fuck society and they can keep their damn edge at this point. She looks good and she’s clearly happy. FOH. https://t.co/U1Gvx9deGO
— Burn (@intoxik8) April 24, 2023
Mrs, Simone Biles Owens has since responded to all of the hoopla:
i think they also forget i live in HOUSTON TEXAS & I sweat those out!! soon as we stepped outside for pics
but they can keep complaining idc idc idc
— Simone Biles Owens (@Simone_Biles) April 23, 2023
Some black women actually prefer to wear full natural edges regardless of hair texture.
We have to stop this!