Sha’Carri Richardson is now in full heel mode, and people seem to be turning on the track and field star.
Richardson rose to stardom after qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics with an incredible performance at the U.S. Olympic trials. Unfortunately, it has been all downhill from there. Richardson was banned from the Olympics following a failed marijuana test, and finished in dead last in her return race.
Now, Richardson is continuing to be in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons.
The day started with Richardson shunning track and field star Allyson Felix, who offered words of encouragement during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Richardson clearly didn’t think Felix was being sincere, because she responded on Instagram with the message: “Encouraging words on tv are just as real as well nothing at all.”
Allyson Felix offers Sha’carri Richardson words of encouragement on Jimmy Kimmel and Sha’carri throws shade saying that “it’s not real”.
This is the woman y’all stan on twitter. pic.twitter.com/vpPfjM1aPp
— Delonté (@dilemmv) August 25, 2021
Things only got worse from there.
TMZ Sports reported Sha’Carri Richardson’s official Twitter account liked a derogatory tweet about Jamaicans. Richardson lost to Jamaican sprinters Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson, who finished 1-2-3 in the Tokyo Olympics.
“Not y’all Jamaicans still talking s*** when y’all gotta walk barefoot to your coconut stand everyday for a living,” the tweet read.
Of course, there is no guarantee that Richardson liked the tweet herself, but whoever has access to the account gave the message a co-sign. And people were not pleased. The account had previously liked a tweet saying silver medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce looked like rapper Lil Wayne.
With the latest Richardson mishaps making the rounds on social media, people had plenty to say.
— m. (@hatefulgemini) August 25, 2021
Sha'carri Richardson shading Allyson Felix like Allyson Felix is not one of the reasons why female track is such a big sport , especially for black women…. ? Lmfao bye 😂 pic.twitter.com/dXKaJOrVpT
— ayanna. (@randomstan14) August 25, 2021
Here’s Ms. “last and furious” @itskerrii liking xenophobic tweets. Baby girl, don’t worry about how other people are out here making a living while you’re fumbling your last place bag. Take your participation ribbon and tek weh yuhself. pic.twitter.com/aHISnLAV2J
— ᴅɪᴀɴᴇ (@deechante_) August 25, 2021
How Black Twitter pulling up on Sha'Carri Richardson after she bad mouthed Allyson Felix pic.twitter.com/FmdS1TZeY5
— TokenBK (@TokenBK1) August 25, 2021
Sha’Carri Richardson liking tweets like this but I’m supposed to feel bad they clowned that bitch for coming in DEAD LAST? She’s been proving on her account that she’s ignorant as hell longgg before that race. pic.twitter.com/0o5uuwR2cG
— Zarina Thee Yardie 👩🏾⚕️🇯🇲 (@itsrinasworld) August 25, 2021