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.
“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?