Sha’Carri Richardson is not taking her recent loss well. After a heated post run interview she’s taken to social media to taunt her competitors, liking tweets comparing one to Lil Wayne.
Sha’Carri Richardson got a lot of love earlier this summer for her “high road” approach following a failed drug test. The track star won the world over after an impressive display during the qualifying race, most notably due to her bright orange hair and long nails.
Following the news that traces of marijuana in her system would derail her Olympic run, she did a press run taking full responsibility for her actions while promising to return stronger and faster than ever.
Unfortunately this was not the case, as Sha’Carri placed 11th in her first run since being blocked from the 2021 Olympics. All eyes were on Richardson during the Prefontaine Classic. She returned in her signature bright hair and nails and ready to win.
She performed poorly and lost to a team of sprinters from Jamaica. Elaine Thompson Herah, who holds an Olympic World Record for the women’s 100 meters, Shelly-ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson dusted Richardson leaving her in their tracks.
While the country of Jamaica was obviously over the moon, fans took to twitter to show their support for Richardson. Not everyone had positive things to say, with some poking fun at Fraser-Pryce, Thompson Herah and Jackson in hopes of cheering Richardson up.
This obviously worked as eagle eyed twitter user spotted a handful of tasteless posts “liked” by Richardson. Amongst them was one comparing Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce appearance to that of rapper Lil Wayne. “Shorty in the back look like Lil Wayne” said the post.
People out her typing think pieces about how badly Sha’carri is being treated. She disrespected and diminished the accomplishments of several black women. She liked disrespectful tweets likening Shelly Ann to Lil Wayne. She disrespects her OWN teammates. Please – exit stage left.— that strong girl. (@samiloren) August 22, 2021
Fellow running Allyson Felix extended support and encouragement to Richardson during an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, hoping that she has support during this time.
It appears Richardson is not feeling it, posting on her story “Encouraging words on tv shows are just as real as well nothing at all.”