Simone Biles's Classy Clapback to Why She Wasn't Smiling Will Make Your Day

Simone Biles

Simone Biles's Classy Clapback to Why She Wasn't Smiling Will Make Your Day

"Smiling doesn't win you gold medals."

Published May 9, 2017

Simone Biles knows a thing or two about winning. After all, her four gold medals in last year's Rio Olympics landed the superstar gymnast in the record books.

So, when Biles had her winning personality attacked by judges on Dancing With the Stars last night, she wasn't having it.

After judges repeatedly suggested she wasn't smiling enough — official Julianne Hough even saying, "I don’t know if the smile is authentic because you want to smile or if it's just because you rehearsed it that way" — Biles offered this classy clapback.

"Smiling doesn't win you gold medals."

Talk to 'em! And we're more than here for Twitter getting lit with roaring approval.

  1. Those 'DWTS' Judges Needed A Reminder Over Simone's #BlackGirlMagic

    Well, she told them ... and her fans loved it.

  2. Twitter Called Simone A Savage for her epic, but classy, clapback

    That Fresh Prince treatment wins the internet today.

  3. That's the One!

    You did it now, Simone!

  4. And the cheers kept flowing

    Her quote is now etched in the annals of epic clapbacks.

  5. And those Judges Have to Hold All This Shade

    Hold this L while you're at it.

  6. But for real, where's the respect for the four-time Olympic gold medalist

    #Facts.

  7. And for the record, Simone was smiling a lot during her performances

    Couldn't have said it better.

  8. Also we didn't get the memo that 'DWTS' suddenly became a smiling contest

    Don't ever come for Simone's smile.

  9. For the record, we thought she slayed her routines

    Slay, young queen!

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Tim Warner/Getty Images)

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