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Lolo Jones can’t keep her foot out of her mouth. The track and field and bobsled athlete, who makes the news for her athletic inconsistency and controversial social media posts, is under fire for a tweet about Rachel Jeantel, a friend of Trayvon Martin who testified in George Zimmerman’s trial this week.

The teen who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin immediately before he was shot and killed, was scrutinized heavily by media outlets and on social media for her appearance, speech and demeanor, and Lolo Jones thought it was appropriate to add her voice to the chorus of critics.

She tweeted:

“Rachel Jeantel looked so irritated during the cross-examination that I burned it on DVD and I’m going to sell it as Madea goes to court.”

Lolo’s comment was met with disdain and outrage, specifically for the likening of Rachel Jeantel to Madea’s character. Madea is a fictional trash-talking, gun-toting grandmother while Jeantel is a teen who is trying to get justice for her slain friend while coping with trauma and the stress of a 5.5 hour cross examination.

Lolo is known more for her mouth than even her athletic contributions, but many think she took her latest controversial comment too far. Do you agree, Clutchettes?

  • Keepingitreal

    That was a mean spirited comment, Lolo. You really need to read some US history.
    The Bible says treat others how you would like to be treated.

  • simplyme

    Its interesting how a simple comment can make you completely dislike a person in an instant. Thank you twitter for allowing people to reveal their inner idiocy.

  • http://www.authortimhugee.info Author, Timothy Hugee

    Yes! Maybe, Lolo Jones can win a gold medal by talking trash…because she will never win one by running track!

    Author, Timothy Hugee

  • https://www.facebook.com/gina.mero.77 Gina Mero

    No way, it’s Lolo for me. And why do you call her McLooserton? You are no better than Lolo. Do you not see that? She did something with her life…more than you or Racheal Jeantal EVER will and you call her loser then shame her for being rude? What a freak you are.

  • Angelique212

    @Gina Mero – You don’t know what the writer has done with his/her life and there are a whole lot of people who play professional sports or compete. As someone who is athletic and has competed nationally, etc… I don’t get your point. Competing as an athlete does not make that person anyone’s savior and do you not see the hypocrisy in your assumptions of the writer and Jeantel?

    Lolo’s athleticism means nothing… it is her PROVEN lack of integrity, snarkiness and maturity. Knowing that she is on the world’s stage, she decided, and continues to decide, to make insensitive and stupid remarks about others. She is the ANTITHESIS of what an athlete should be, in terms of integrity and teamwork. She is no one’s role model and certainly doesn’t deserve some carte blanche set of social rules that only apply to her without any consequences. If it quacks like and idiot…

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