Anna Li says tour full of bullies- Updated

Looks like those that thought Anna was being bullied might have hit the nail on the head. Here is a tweet from Anna from four hours ago.

At th end of the day, it’s a good feeling knowing you tried to say hi and was the bigger person regardless if they acknowledge it or not 🙂

No Anna Li, the bigger person would not have to advertise on twitter that they are the bigger person if they were indeed THE BIGGER PERSON.

Now here is some interesting stuff. This is Nastia’s tweet from 4 hours ago.

Let it be.

(Thanks Tyler:)

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According to Anna Li (Thanks Aerial) there are bullies on the tour. Lets debate shall we??

Anna Li doesn’t believe in bullying. She’s above that. All I can say about that is people on top of the biggest soap boxes are usually the first one starting the trouble but hey, that’s just my experience with the subject. Than again I am not 12 and I can deal with bullies myself.

Anna implies someone is jealous of someone elses success and talks behind their back. Isn’t that what she just did?

Sometimes I wonder if these gymnasts live on planet earth. Anna you are an adult. If someone is being an ass go tell them to stop, posting it anonymously on your blog is the cowards way out. It certainly is not the adult way to settle a dispute. We’re not talking some gymnast you met twice we’re talking about someone you have spent the last few months with. Cowboy up.

Anyone care to speculate who is being bullied and who the bully is? I do find it interesting that the picture she used for that certain blog has only one visible face in it besides her. If she was trying to be subtle we could guess who the bully is:)

Here is a link to the blog. 28 down, 12 to go and in said blog Anna says this,

It’s not easy being on a tour with the same people but I think people have started to figure out how it all works. I’ve gotten close to some people and I love making new friends. Ill definitely miss them when tour is over. There’s also people who I feel they must be so insecure about themselves that they feel the need to talk down to people or about people. Intentionally hurting others or “bullying” is something that I wish I could help stop. Why can’t people just be happy for everyone? I wish people would walk a mile in their shoes before judging. I never want to be the type of person who judges someone without getting to know them for myself. If i could make one change, it’d be for everyone to just be happy with what they have, be grateful, and kind to others. But enough about life lessons….

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223 Responses to “Anna Li says tour full of bullies- Updated”

  1. sainabou nyang Says:

    Hmm at first I thought this mught be about Gabby and people talking about her, but something tells me this about her this time.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      What success has she had that someone would feel the need to bitch about?

      • sainabou nyang Says:

        That’s what Im saying. As soon as I saw the mention of bullying I thought oh lord are we on the “The girls are being mean to Gabby and excluding her” bit again, but I think Nastia is somehow involved.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I hope Nastia is involved. That would be so much fun:)

      • sainabou nyang Says:

        Lol perhaps Nastia saw Annas blog or her Twitter where she mentions that shes an Olympic team member and Nastia perhaps made some snotty remarks about it.

        Nothing against Ana but to call herself a world team member or an Olympian is silly. I hope shes successful in lasting another year bur she willjave to fight tooth amd nail against the other seniors.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Gabby was my first guess but isn’t she off the tour?

      • Kazic Says:

        First to be fair GTT posting it on her website is not doing so “anon” lol. Though I agree that her lamenting about it and not trying to stop it is a bit silly.

        No Idea who she’s referring to. Doesn’t surprise me though, when you have that many people (especially with competitive people) in that close proximity for that length of time, crap will go down.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        She did not mention names. That is anonymously to me. How many people even know who she is and reads her blog? I didn’t even remember it existed til today.lol

      • Kazic Says:

        Lol GTT, you are so mean. But still hilarious 😉 I disagree, but I get what you mean.

      • hurms22 Says:

        Gabby’s extended her tour to do all 40 stops.

    • gymglitterxx Says:

      I hate that Anna is upset, she is IMO the sweetest and most down to earth gymnast on the tour! I sat front row in Atlanta and when the show ended Anna ran up to the barrier and offered to sign for people! I didn’t get her autograph because I had to hurry off the Meet&Greet which was a RIPOFF. You couldn’t even take pictures with the gymnasts and the only girls singing were McKayla, Ali, Jordyn, Gabby, Nastia, and some trampolinist I didn’t know from the man in the moon.

      I spoke to Ali and McKayla very briefly while they were singing and they were nice, especially Ali. I spoke to Nastia and she completely ignored me and passed my item down the line instead of signing, now I see why you all think she’s such a snob. But yeah “meet and greet” was not an accurate description, we were just shuffled through a line and the girls were seated at a table. We could not take photos or hug or anything like that. It basically SUCKED.

  2. David Says:

    So is commenting on the outside looking in or is someone giving her problems? Also, looking that pic she Anna has at the bottom, what kind of tour is she doing? Some kind of hybrid gymnastics dancing thing?

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      I can’t stand Nastia but she has no reason to bad mouth Anna. Anna’s career is College and alternate. I doubt Nastia would waste her time bad mouthing Anna.

      • David Says:

        So Anna has no reason to be bullied?

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Anna talked about the person being bullied like someone was jealous of that person. My point is Anna has no career to be jealous of, certainly not Nastia.

      • David Says:

        Ah, ok. Gotcha. I can’t see Anna bullying someone either. Her post seemed to have a 3rd person perspective.

  3. tulip Says:

    Whoever Nastia is bullying feels powerless because she is the FIG athlete rep. My take.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Interesting guess. This gymnast must plan on competing still?

      • gymglitterxx Says:

        Maybe it’s Bross? Because Nastia had to share her dad with Rebecca during training up to the Olympic trials?

  4. Alex Says:

    Anna and Gabby always seemed to get on well so I doubt that… Memmel and Nast also shouldn’t really have a problem with her, they’ve never really competed against her… Maybe Sacramone feels like Li took her alternate spot… Really that’s my best guess, although Sacramone seems lovely, but remember her whole mother on twitter bitching about how Alicia didn’t get the alternate spot

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      Did you see how ASac reacted when Shawn beat her in the individual EF on FX in 2007? That wasn’t so lovely.

      If I were ASac now, I’d be fuming over knowing about the whole Nastia situation; that I had worked my ass off for 3+ years driving this whole comeback, even after another injury, and yet was not even being considered for that 2012 London team (which was obvious after the fact); however, this bitch Nastia can decide to make a comeback literally 6 months before Olympic Trials and get a promised spot on this Olympic team only because of one apparatus, and even though she fell or majorly messed up three times already if she hit ONCE she got a guaranteed spot…

      Yeah I’d be fuming. And I’m sure if Nastia had been placed on that alternate spot over Anna, Anna would be fuming too. Although I’m sure Nastia didn’t want the alternate spot if it meant not being able to go to London and be front and center at the location of the Games (doing her FIG crap)…Anna was what – training somewhere else/remote? I still can’t get over she calls herself a World champ and Olympian when she was an ALTERNATE. Being an alternate does NOT make you part of the group. And she wasn’t even an alternate the full time because SHE got injured.

  5. Dee Says:

    Truthfully, this was one of the most passive aggressive, immature things I’ve read in a while. She’s my age…grow a pair and say something to the person. Seriously?

    Also, if someone is bullying her….I can see how that would happen if she is running around saying she is an “Olympian”. I know she worked hard to get where she is but come on.

    I could sort of see ASac and that Julie girl being the way Anna described on her blog. By the love fest between the two on twitter it seemed like they thought they were the head bitches in charge and that they were above the tour but still there for the money/attention. I don’t feel like this is about nastia this time? Nastia wouldn’t waste her time on a measly NCAA/alternate/world medalist that didn’t actually compete, haha.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      I got the impression it was a third party thing but if Anna is the one being bullied she needs to grow up. If she witnesses someone being bullied she needs to say something.

      The whole “I am an Olympian” thing is annoying me I bet it would annoy others.

      Who is to say that Nastia isn’t the one annoyed by Anna claiming she is an Olympian ?

      Speculating is fun:)

      • Dee Says:

        Now that I see the new tweets I wonder if it isn’t nastia telling her to open her eyes and see she is not an Olympian…

        These girls in no way live in the real world. Imagine being told your whole life how talented and amazing you are and your gym worships you and then you live on a bus for three months with other girls that were told the same thing…there is gonna be drama. Especially the home schooled ones hahaha how could they have much social experience?

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Anna Li thinks way too highly of herself for someone who has accomplished nothing compared to who she is traveling with.
        Nastia aside if you were an Olympian and this girl kept acting like she was one when she wasn’t it might piss you off.

        The only person worse then people like Nastia is ones that think they know everything when they don’t.

      • Case Says:

        ^^^^ THIS! Anna Li is not relevant in the gymnastics world…but she can get a little attention by starting shizz like this. The more I think about this the more I agree with gingercrush. She’s an irrelevant creepy stalker.

  6. sanitynmotion Says:

    Maybe now that Gabby’s gone from the tour some of the other girls (including Nastia) are talking smack on Gabby. Wasn’t Anna Gabby’s pal? Maybe this is her way of “sticking up” for Gabby because she’s not there. Either way I agree – it just advertises you’re a coward and being all passive aggressive doesn’t solve shit.

    It could be Nastia but I get a sense it involves a “rat pack” of girls talking smack on another.

    I mean sh*it it could even be ASac talking smack on Nastia for the gimme was was “going to get” but couldn’t seal the deal.

    All I know is whenever you get a bunch of girls together in one place (especially the likes of gymnasts) drama happens, jealousy happens, and cliques happen.

    I can’t lie though I wish I were a fly on that bus…

    • Biyatch Says:

      Gabby is still on the tour.

    • Case Says:

      Hmmm interesting. Well Anna has basically been up Gabby’s ass for months. Is Nastia possibly jealous of Gabby’s success?

      I agree with the people that think Anna is a spineless shit starter with her indirect comments.

      • Gymnerd Says:

        “Is Nastia possibly jealous of Gabby’s success?”

        This would be my guess.

  7. Short1 Says:

    “All I can say about that is people on top of the biggest soap boxes are usually the first one starting the trouble”

    ^This! I know there are times when the “bullied” is the innocent victim in whatever situation, but I’ve also seen where it has resulted from/been prompted by the actions of those who claim to be being “bullied.” There are two sides to every story, and it’s entirely possible that the other person(s) were just reacting to something that the supposed “bullied” had said/done. This is assuming that Anna was the “bullied.”

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      You are correct. However Anna has no problem “bullying” the person on her blog and twitter but apparently can’t do it in person. Even acting like she is better than everyone else because she “said hello to be the bigger person”

      I am NEVER one to defend Nastia Liukin but in this case I can see why she might have said something to Anna. Of course this is all speculation.

      • Short1 Says:

        If the tweet at the top of the post is any indication, I could see where others could have gotten annoyed. I’m not saying stuff like that justifies “bullying,” but I don’t think tweeting that will do her any favors.

  8. Becky Says:

    If it somehow wasn’t Nastia…Any chance it’s a Jordyn/Aly/Makayla vs. Gabby? Jordyn still mad at herself about the Olympics & taking it out on Gabby? There is an obvious divide amongst those girls…

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      I think the Gabby thing has sailed especially since it never really existed in the first place. Mckayla, Aly and Jordyn were all close before the Olympics and when Mckayla reconnected with Kyla she was included. I am sure there was some animosity but the innocent Gabby being picked on is complete bull shit.IMO

      • Gymnerd Says:

        “I think the Gabby thing has sailed especially since it never really existed in the first place.”

        ???? Clarify??? Do you mean there was never any jealousy, or that all those big endorsements, parades, etc. never really came Gabby’s way?

        (Of course, I prefer #2.)

    • Case Says:

      I bet Jordyn is leaving Geddert to go train at Excalibur and Gabby is super jealous. Therefore the great Anna Li has to step in and regulate!!!

      Sorry, the World Series has me in a pissy mood.

      If this has anything to do with the Fierce Five mistreating Queen Gabby I’m sure Oprah will let us know in due time.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        You’re tied right now. Comebacks happen. Just ask my Red Sox

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        There you go. I think we need more conspiracy theories to laugh at the 24 year old being bullied by a 22 year old.lol

  9. exgymgurl Says:

    Nastias picture of herself is a green olympic ring girl…. I wonder whose Leo they had to stretch to shove her in there…. and who was originally green… maybe thats why she got a new agent because she thought she should always be wearing the tacky green olympic ring suit… and jordyn and ali flank her…. Im sure its Nastia talking about Alys success… and badmouthing her to others… because after all winning more medals than anyone else in 2012 is no big deal and being the first American woman to win gold on floor is also not important compared to queen Nastia and her upcoming Maxim cover…

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      lol I just saw a picture on someones twitter that has 3 rings only and Aly, Gabby and Jordyn in it. Wouldn’t it be hilarious if this was all over who got to be in the Olympic rings so they took two out. LMAO

  10. gingercrush Says:

    Ok lol Anna Li is like so old and stalkerish. Noticed throughout the national competitions how she was an old stalker stalking behind other gymnasts. Sure she could be just a nice person. But I see Kyla Ross as someone that I suspect is genuinely nice and doesn’t do the dramatic.

    Anna Li is nice but super nice and therefore dramatic. And I am always highly suspicious of people that exhibit such behaviour. Majority of the time they’re actually just interfering cows and behind the nice mask is a bitch. i can just imagine the silly pathetic teenage drama Anna Li is doing and saying to one lot of people and completely saying another thing to do others.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      YES, That is what I see when I look at Anna Li. If this is about Nastia than I can see them not getting along. They are alike and I hate to say this but if Nastia is mad that she keeps calling herself an Olympian when she ISN’T AN OLYMPIAN i can see why it pissed her off.

      Good thing I never defend Nastia.lol

      I would so send Nastia an e-mail about how we could be the new Whitey Bolger and FBI and I could totally bash her all the while getting info from her to use against others.
      It works:)

    • exgymgurl Says:

      Gingercrush you are describing my landlord to a tee… shes super nice and therefore dramatic and an interfering cow…. and behind the nice mask is a total bitch. My landlords website (shes a realtor) she brags about how she is the person everyone goes to for advice and help because she has such great generosity and gives such wonderful advice…. Anna Li is like my landlord… thank god I’m moving to get away from her…

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I think we all have people like that in our lives.

        If this is Anna vs Nastia I will have to thank Anna for the fun she has brought to our blog. Gymnastics is so boring these days.

  11. exgymgurl Says:

    Oh but isnt Nastia queen of the anti-bullying crowd or something… like doesnt she have a PSA about not picking on other people??? Or is that fake just so she can pick on more people and they wont suspect her?

  12. DL Says:

    Oh man, this is epically hilarious. This is what happens when a grown person hasn’t had to work in an office or in a service job–they don’t know what happens in the real world. Office/work politics are a bitch and you have to either sack up dish it out or find a new job.

  13. Dee Says:

    I saw another thing on Li’s twitter about “oh how quickly the tables can be turned” from a few days ago. Hah wonder what that is about.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      FOOD FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nastia and the terrible trio vs Anna and the no Olympic gold medals between them (Anna, Alicia and???)

    • Dee Says:

      Haha what a waste of Kellogg’s cereal!

  14. nero Says:

    Someone made the comment that it could be the Caquatto sisters, they were apparently at a recent tour stop. The way they left Anna’s parent’s gym and the fact that Anna has pics of her and Nastia together on twitter, it could be them.

    Who knows, stick a bunch of people together on a bus and of course they’re not going to get along 100% of the time.

  15. gingercrush Says:

    I just don’t think the majority of gymnasts would be good company. Maroney would drive me nuts and Gabby. Li and Nastia are scary. Weiber and Raisman. I dunno. There is something odd about the both of them. I think they’ve had way too much media training. Johnston is the same. Sacramone would be fun but meh she is a cow. Kyla Ross would be the best but maybe a bit quiet. Price comes from a gym that just seems preachy. Finnegan and the like are just mysteries.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      They were raised in a gym. Now they are traveling with a bunch of teenagers. Fights

      • gingercrush Says:

        Could be worse. Imagine being on a bus with the two Dominiques.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        Or how about sitting on a bus next to Shannon Miller and Kim Zmeskal after Barcelona? It would be like sitting next to two mannequins that never said a word for hours.

  16. Kelley Lynskey (@Meatless_Ball29) Says:

    This is a tour full of woman would we expect anything else but petty drama? I do think However, she was writing that from an observational point of view, cause I can see where whats left of the fierce 5 & their plus one leach Nastia would clique up & not “Invite anyone to sit with them at lunch” I don’t picture it being this whole evil shit talking fest where they gang up on her or other people. I just see it as the girls just not including her in their little group to hang but nothing horribly rude. However, at the end of the day even if they do say somethig bitchy I’m sure its nothing more then typical petty girl talk & comments you know. But isnt shes like what 23 so why would she really care or feel bullied by a group of 16 yr olds & that bitch Nastia, I mean consider the souce. Really like why would she wanna hang with them anyways? I feel like the term bullied is used and thrown around too loosely these days…

  17. Kelley Lynskey (@Meatless_Ball29) Says:

    *Women oopppsss they arent women anyways they are a bunch of homschooled/Gym sheltered socially awkward teenage brats who have had no life outside of the Gym so this is recipe for disaster/drama but great conversation for us!;)

  18. Kelley Lynskey (@Meatless_Ball29) Says:

    I mean being 23 myself I would def be annoyed constantly being around 16 yr olds being loud, giggly & just immature so I can see where she’s coming from but there is a difference between being annoyed & being bullied & if that was me I would just eye roll say fuck it and not acknowledge & move on! I mean what do you expect from a group of young girls together like that? & why give someone so insignificant so much power over you. Sound like all parties involved need to grow up

    • terrigymfan Says:

      I agree Kelley. People way overuse the word “bullying” nowadays. I think of that term as meaning someone physically doing something to torment or humiliate someone else. When it is just words it certainly needs to be something more than the routine sniping and gossiping that all kids engage in from time to time. This sounds way more like standard gossiping and sniping than “bullying.”

      • Short1 Says:

        Agreed. I think “bullying” has become such an overused and catch-all term, and is mostly used to describe instances that are little more than someone picking on someone else or giving them a hard time (or sniping and gossiping as you said). I’m not saying legit bullying doesn’t happen, but it’s gotten to the point where it’s like people are crying “bullying” instead of crying wolf (so to speak).

  19. GymMom Says:

    Gabby & Anna are friends it appears from reading Twitter? My guess is Gabby is crying about being “bullied” to Anna. I think Gabby is paranoid and/or wants to extend her sympathy tour? Anna is falling for it.

  20. mim Says:

    im in two minds about this.

    being the around same age as anna, who is an adult, i think it’s immature to post this online and it isn’t the best way to approach something like this. i certainly would not.

    HOWEVER – i feel like these gymnasts are raised to keep their mouth shut in pretty much all negative situations to keep whatever psycho perfect facade they perceive the sport to have. you’ve all said it yourself – no-one speaks out about anything in the gym world, and the ones who do risk their reputations and careers. it’s unhealthy and it breeds negativity, not to mention it stunts these gymnasts developmentally. they are raised in an environment and a culture of keeping things “hush hush”, rather than taught to be positively assertive. so in a way, im not surprised you have twenty-somethings venting in such a way when the adults around them who raised them and trained them behave in a similar manner. nor am i surprised you have a bunch of girls in their mid-twenties relating so well to teenagers.. they’ve hardly got enough real life experience to see there really should be a distinction.

    personally, im glad she did it. it gives us something moderately interesting to speculate about.

  21. mim Says:

    i wonder if the photo she chose to put with that blog post is intentional… because nastia is in the photo with her. like a blind gossip style hint lol.

  22. JAS4 Says:

    Maybe Anna will be the next Dom M. Lol maybe she will right a tell all! GTT we need an informant from the tour lol

  23. Sarah! Says:

    I didn’t come here for this story – I don’t even know who Anna Li is nor do I care. I just wanted to wish you safety if you are in the path of Hurricane Sandy. Hopefully you will escape harm. And hopefully the hurricane doesn’t tear down Fenway Park or whatever stadium the White Sox are pl. . . I mean RED SOX are playing in these days.

    Sarah!

    • Dee Says:

      Thanks 🙂 I actually don’t mind the storm now that there is gym gossip to obsess over…wooooooo

      • terrigymfan Says:

        I echo Sarah’s comments. Hopefully this just means you folks on the east coast will get an unexpected day or two off. Sounds like a good time to curl up in front of computer in a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate and, as Dee says, obsess over gym gossip. Maybe we should all thank Alicia for giving us something to talk about.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        Not me. I will be working.

  24. Alex Says:

    http://www.twitlonger.com/show/jncdpe found this tweet from Anna Li too… hmm has obviously been going on a while.

  25. Alex Says:

    Here is something from tumblr too, not sure how reliable though, but makes sense with all the Nastia stand up to bullying crap

    ‘The following story is what I’ve been given from someone within the sport who I trust explicitly who has asked to be left unnamed:

    “Anna, Nastia, and Gabby have been the butt of some major Alicia hate recently. It’s mostly directed toward Gabby and Nastia, while Anna’s kind of a middle man/mommy. Alicia actually made Nastia cry with something she said (though I don’t know what she said). My friend said Aly has been behaving like a “mini Alicia” but McKayla (who has also felt some Alicia wrath) has been calling her out on her shit since way back at Worlds (where Aly apparently screamed at one of the maids for not speaking English and not understanding that Aly didn’t want her shampoo moved from the shower?) so she’s not so bad, and I’d imagine she’s staying away because she’s actually friends with Nastia. But Alicia is 100% the problem. I totally thought it would have been Nastia because HELLO, but Alicia has apparently been a nightmare since day one and people are over it.” ‘

  26. Sydney Says:

    Just read this on tumblr, don’t know how true it is:

    “Anna, Nastia, and Gabby have been the butt of some major Alicia hate recently. It’s mostly directed toward Gabby and Nastia, while Anna’s kind of a middle man/mommy. Alicia actually made Nastia cry with something she said (though I don’t know what she said). My friend said Aly has been behaving like a “mini Alicia” but McKayla (who has also felt some Alicia wrath) has been calling her out on her shit since way back at Worlds (where Aly apparently screamed at one of the maids for not speaking English and not understanding that Aly didn’t want her shampoo moved from the shower?) so she’s not so bad, and I’d imagine she’s staying away because she’s actually friends with Nastia. But Alicia is 100% the problem. I totally thought it would have been Nastia because HELLO, but Alicia has apparently been a nightmare since day one and people are over it.”

    Source: http://ikttruth.tumblr.com/post/34552534817/about-the-anna-blog-the-explanation

    The original poster is apparently on the East coast and will lose power any minute, so this blog has picked up the slack because they have the same supposed source:

    http://eloise-in-wonderland.tumblr.com/

  27. nero Says:

    Here’s this from ikttruth’s tumblr, take it for what you want. Gossip, gossip, gossip.

    The following story is what I’ve been given from someone within the sport who I trust explicitly who has asked to be left unnamed:

    “Anna, Nastia, and Gabby have been the butt of some major Alicia hate recently. It’s mostly directed toward Gabby and Nastia, while Anna’s kind of a middle man/mommy. Alicia actually made Nastia cry with something she said (though I don’t know what she said). My friend said Aly has been behaving like a “mini Alicia” but McKayla (who has also felt some Alicia wrath) has been calling her out on her shit since way back at Worlds (where Aly apparently screamed at one of the maids for not speaking English and not understanding that Aly didn’t want her shampoo moved from the shower?) so she’s not so bad, and I’d imagine she’s staying away because she’s actually friends with Nastia. But Alicia is 100% the problem. I totally thought it would have been Nastia because HELLO, but Alicia has apparently been a nightmare since day one and people are over it.”

    • Kazic Says:

      Well that’s interesting. If that is the case, I wonder why Alicia’s so bitchy? I love that Mack is calling her out on her crap (and that sounds totally believable) but I wonder if that is straining her bromance with Aly. Interesting…

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      LOL not surprised at all. ASac is a true bully/wanna-lead-the-pack “Mean Girl” type.

      I still would love to know what ASac said to Nastia. And I can totally see McKayla calling ASac out for her shit too.

      Kind of would be interesting if ASac takes that USAG job and Nastia then goes and works for the same organization.

      No matter what, someone needs to convince ASac to talk about this last quad and get it out there. I think of anyone she would do it. Just keep playing with her head for awhile and make her “blow up.”

      • Kazic Says:

        Sanity I think it was being said the Mack was calling Aly out on her shit (And thus keeping her a bit more in check) but maybe I read that wrong.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Ohhhh whoops. Yeah I can see what you mean now. I was kind of hoping for an ASac vs. Maroney feud I guess (really wanted that Worlds 2011 showdown) so I probably was just hoping.

        Anyways I hope more gets revealed, but it’s obvious ASac wants nothing to do with Nastia anymore so hopefully something hits the fan. 🙂

      • terrigymfan Says:

        Do you think Nastia’s “Let it Be” tweet has anything to do with this? Sure is an odd tweet to suddenly appear without any explanation. If it is related to Anna Li’s blog comments, I wonder who is the “bully” here. Is it Nastia and she is telling Anna to shut up, or is it Alicia and Nastia is in effect saying, “You are right Alicia is was a bully to me but let it go.” Sounds like the latter to me.

      • Kazic Says:

        Terri I would lean toward that latter too, but it may just be saying that Nastia herself is going to weather the storm, not her telling Anna to let it go.

        Sanity it makes me a little sad because back in the day (like 2006 lol) Nastia and Asac were adorbs together. Now it’s like the Civil War between them.

      • mim Says:

        only going by IF the rumours are true.. damn i would have loved it if mckayla was calling alicia out on her behaviour. but props to her if she was taking aly down a peg or two. it can be hard to stand up to good friends when they are being bitchy brats, much less when you’re both teenagers. interesting that mckayla has been on the receiving end of alicia hate.. bet alicia was feeling a little threatened by mack’s confidence.

        also might explain why nastia has jumped on the anti-bullying bandwagon. now that she’s been on the receiving end rather than dishing it out, she gets it. so perhaps anna was defending nastia (and dareso, gabby. anna and gabby are BFF-ish).

        but sad to hear this about aly, she seems so nice and normal. i hate to think she was screaming at a maid for not speaking english! brat-ty. would suck if she was being influenced by alicia then. i know people have called her mini-alicia for years, but i thought only for gymnastics, not necessarily her attitude. maybe that’s why there was some frosty-ish tension between her and jordyn? jordyn is obviously 100% NORMAL and was raised right. can’t see her being down with that sorta behaviour.

      • JAS4 Says:

        I’ve always liked Aly and thought she seems very down to earth but I do agree she definitely acted odd towards Jordyn during the Olympics they said she felt bad that people were focusing on Jordyn not making the AA instead of her making the AA but perhaps she was more jealous that Jordyn was getting attention instead of her which she is a teenager who just made the AA and was only getting negative attention (being blamed for knocking Jordyn out of the AA even though it was Gabby) or no attention so I wouldn’t hold that against her for being jealous but they are probably all very different than any of us think lol

    • David Says:

      No one knows what the truth is. Why don’t the coaches just pull rank and threaten that if they don’t shape then they’re gone?

    • Dee Says:

      I sort of suspected that it was ASac fueled. bitter, party of one…

      Who is this tumblr that the info came from? Just curious.

      • Short1 Says:

        The tumblr info can be found here: http://ikttruth.tumblr.com/

      • Biyatch Says:

      • Dee Says:

        I knew I had seen a tweet about a maid before. Couldn’t remember if it was Maroney or aly. Maroney seems like she is turning into a mega brat.

      • hurms22 Says:

        I think the tweet Maroney posted about the maid was just a comment, I don’t think either would have yelled at one.

      • hurms22 Says:

        I just feel like it takes a certain type of person to “scream” at a maid. And neither Mack or Aly strike me as that person.

  28. GymMom Says:

    Interesting photo. In all previous photos of “Fierce Five” wearing jerseys, Nastia sure wasn’t in the group?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/jordyn_wieber/status/262731929533693953

    • terrigymfan Says:

      That is hilarious. Someone needs to check on Kyla and make sure she hasn’t disappeared. It looks like Nastia is trying to substitute herself into Kyla’s spot on the Fierce Five. You know, kind of like those psychopaths you read about every now and then who literally do away with someone they envy (for example a mother with a baby they always wanted) and then start acting like they are that person!

      • mim Says:

        better than kyla stays away from the drama-fuelled mess!

      • Surfergirl Says:

        @Terri, too funny, but yet not funny because it’s so real. Like the cheerleader’s mom who wanted her daughter’s rival killed. Glad to know Kyla is off the tour safe in the gym and going to school.

        Seriously, who knows for sure what’s going on. It’s a long tour, I’m sure everyone is bitchy, tired and wanting some sense of normality. And they are all sharing the limelight. I’m sure some are fine with the amount they are getting and other’s are envious. Also remember, these are teenagers and young adults…I don’t think anyone of them are above talking/gossiping behind each other’s back. Back in the day we just called that being a back stabber. A bully was someone on the playground who took your lunch money. But I digress. I’m sure when they are in their cliques their tongues are WAGGING! but as soon as they have the chance they are talking smack about their so called cliques.

        The tour life is so different from real life and I’m sure all this “fame” has gotten to many of their heads. Just like with young Hollywood stars…they need real friends and a down to earth family to keep them grounded. Just about anyone whose life was consumed by training, then all of a sudden is thrust in the limelight and “celebritydom” would get swell headed.

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      Sad thing is Nastia probably does think she deserves to be one of the Fierce Five…and scary thing is she WOULD have been one of them had she not face planted it night 2 at Trials.

      • Kazic Says:

        Lol Sanity, I know! That’s the really scary part. She was THAT close to being in Kyla’s spot >.>

      • terrigymfan Says:

        And they’d all be wearing a silver or bronze medal around their necks if that had happened.

      • Kazic Says:

        Terri I was just thinking that. The idea that Marta would have torpedoed the team for her is silly. Though I dunno…maybe they would have speaked out Gold still. Russia was a mess (And five points behind).

      • Kazic Says:

        *squeaked not speaked

      • sainabou nyang Says:

        I think Russia would have won Gold if Nastia was on that team. I have,a feeling the judges would have killed her on execution or she would have messed up her bar routine opening the door for Russia.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        Of course we’ll never know but there is also the possibility there would have been a lot of dissension on that team as opposed to the unity they showed. Putting Nastia on that team when she didn’t deserve it would have caused ill-will IMO.

      • Guest Says:

        Nastya never completed her bar routine properly after Beijing. And she was even fail on her bar in Nationals and Trails Day 1. If she had been chosen to Olympic team over Kyla Ross just because she had hit the bar at day 2 trials only no matter how the execution was without a big fall, it would have been the biggest disgrace of team selection.

  29. Biyatch Says:

    To add another element Alicia and Shawn were tweeting at each other last night.

    • lol Says:

      Mckayla was the gymnast bitching about a maid not speaking english. She tweeted something about not believing a maid didn’t speak english awhile ago. Alicia now follows nastia on twitter and vise versa. That story has to be false.

      • Kazic Says:

        Where did you hear it was Mack not Aly in the maid incident? Not trying to jump on you, just looking for verification.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        It’s hard for me to believe that McKayla was be so stupid as to say something that politically incorrect in a tweet.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        According to GGMB she said it. I haven’t read the site in awhile and I think it might have been the old site where it was posted but lol is correct when she says Mckayla made those comments, at least according to GGMB. That was post on their site awhile ago.

      • lol Says:

        Nastia is the queen of getting people to follow her. She probably made something up and got the brainless to follow her believing everything she says. Alicia may be a bitch but she is the quiet storm that starts the trouble then leaves others to deal with the aftermath. She does not openly act like a teenager and have everyone hate her for it. That is not alicia.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        Okay, I don’t doubt GGMB said McKayla said something mean/stupid like that but given GGMB’s track record of stretching the truth/outright lying I am going to give McKayla the benefit of the doubt. She probably said something, maybe just joking sround, but the a’holes on that site twisted it all around. McKayla is about the last person I believe would intentionally say something snotty and degrading like that. I will at least believe that until I see what she actually said. Admittedly I am big fan of McKayla. If it were said about somebody else I wouldn’t be so quick to take their side.

        I’m not criticizing you GTT or Lol. Just those jerks at GGMB.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        You can criticize me but like I said to Kaz, I amk what I am and I say what I feel.

        I believe GGMB because this info has been out of months and they have made comments about her saying it way before this tumbler blog came out and tried to blame it on Aly. I never would have said a word if it wasn’t for someone trying to blame it on the wrong gymnast. It was not Aly it was Mckayla

      • mim Says:

        yeah i was surprised to read that aly “screamed” at a maid. i CAN imagine mckayla saying something stupidly un-PC but without any bad intentions. i cant see mckayla screaming at someone. it just seems way too bratty for any of these girls to be yelling at some poor japanese maid!

      • hello Says:

        This actually can depend on how you take the tweet. I’m looking at it right now and McKayla just says “When hotel maid man doesn’t speak English<<<<<<<" which can either mean "I'm mad" or "Aly is screaming up a storm and I'm gonna be hearing about it for a while"

        Another thing to note is the tweet was in June of 2012 which would not place it during Worlds as the Tumblr post mentioned (unless this has happened more than once). It would be during Visas, which would be a little more understandable to be upset about a non-English speaking maid, seeing as how that was in the heart of America and not a foreign nation. I just looked for verification and absolutely nothing about any kind of maid at all was said by McKayla from her tweet where she said they reached Tokyo to the tweet where they left. Just little things like that make the whole thing seem less credible.

        I won't lie, for reasons of my own and things I have seen myself that people have dug up I think McKayla is probably a lot nicer than people give her credit for, but nobody really knows in the end. I am willing to bet if anything happened it's a result of them being stuck together for months as well as the probability that this may have been just a small dispute that somebody decided to exaggerate and tell the internet about it. In the end there is just too little information, just some anonymous source on Tumblr. That is the only source for the entire thing.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        We see Mckayla putting on a show. I don’t think we have ever seen how she is as a regular person. I just wish she would turn off the act.

  30. Brain Martin (@BrainMartin1) Says:

    I kind of figured Anastasia is an attention hoe looking to hold on to her fading 15 minutes of fame. I also kind of figured that mac had an attitude, but really what 16 year old teenager doesn’t. The difference between Mac and every other teenager is that her’s gets put on display in the public spotlight. U could have knocked me over with a feather when i was reading that Aly has a bitch side. I always figured she was one of the nice ones. I’m kind of scared to find out what my favorite 2 gymnast, Rebecca Bross and Jon Horton are really like. I guess everything isn’t what u see in pictures and read on Twitter. This is my first time posting on here. Hope i did okay. Its nice to find and read a blog that doesn’t sugar coat what is really going on.

  31. nero Says:

    What were Alicia and Shawn saying to each other on twitter, I looked at both of theirs and there’s not anything on them?

    Somebody said it was Alicia telling Anna she’s not an Olympian or World team member. Who knows, it’s all hearsay anyway. And you know these girls aren’t going to come right out and say what’s going on.

    • Biyatch Says:

      Shawn Johnson ‏@ShawnJohnson
      @ASac3 “I Want It That Way” By Boyce Avenue…. For some reason I feel like you should be here adding the proper intro

      19h Alicia Sacramone ‏@ASac3
      @ShawnJohnson hahah I’d also serenade you with “would I lie to you”

      19h Shawn Johnson ‏@ShawnJohnson
      @ASac3 hahah oh man how I miss our serenading sessions
      Expand

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Nastia fanatics will say anything to make sure she isn’t ever considered the bad guy. I refuse to believe she is innocent in all of this. Every time there is trouble she is involved.

      Imagine these girls knowing that no matter what they did they had no shot at making the Olympic team because Marta was going to name Nastia if she hit . How would that go over with anyone that missed making the team? my guess is not well.

      • mim Says:

        that’s true. surely if gym-fans saw it, these girls certainly knew about it. nastia can’t exactly be a fave amongst the older girls, that’s for sure, especially if they knew how little training she did, compared to say alicia. or even bridget or anna. kyla should thank her lucky starts nastia face-planted on day 2 of trials.

      • mim Says:

        and nastia getting the full-blown farewell and alicia getting no public recognition whatsoever, until it came out about her USAG hush money style job offer. alicia would and should be rightfully pissed off by that, but i mean i kinda dont see the point of taking it out on nastia tbh. doesn’t change the past and a big part of that blame is marta/USAG.

      • Guest Says:

        I was shocked that Nastya has been chosen as a member of selection committee of Worlds 2011 especially there were her 08 teammates in selection camp and she did not officially retire at that time. It was undoubtedly a conflict of interests and even the blind would find it.

  32. Case Says:

    Things that make you go hmmmm…

    Rita Wieber posted a blog this morning that said in part, “Jordyn has alluded to continuing gymnastics training after her tours.”

    Less than 12 hours later she revised her blog and took it out.

  33. chris Says:

    what is with Alicia and Aly not liking one another anymore?

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      I never saw them act friendly towards each other. Aly always said the right thing concerning Alicia but at Nationals when they were on the floor together they never even talked. I don’t think they were ever as friendly as advertised.Just a person observation.

      There was a video on youtube where Aly jumped up on beam after Alicia jumped off and Alicia gave Aly a dirty look and said something and it looked like Aly offered to get off and Alicia said forget it.

      • mim Says:

        that’s interesting. i mean, they’re were teammates but at the end of the day, they were competitors first and foremost. i can imagine alicia seeing aly as a threat too.

        i must admit, i have seen interviews were aly has mentioned on numerous occasions being called alicia’s mini-me, but i’ve never actually seen the two girls together.

      • Dee Says:

        We can’t forget aly saying how Alicia didn’t even stay behind at trials to congratulate her and totally blew out of the arena. They couldn’t have been close if she didn’t even stay behind to hug her or something.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        I think ASac is more of an act than anything. She would run around and cheer on Aly while Aly was on floor during competitions but that was basically it. Aly didn’t really go all out to do the same for ASac (probably because she knew it would be fake). Also, even on Aly’s documentary I don’t think it showed much of anything of her and ASac training together. I got the sense that they didn’t really train together a lot – especially after ASac was injured. I mean – it just didn’t seem like they were “gym buds” if you know what I mean.

        I can understand why ASac ran out right after – probably really upset – but she should have at least hugged Aly and then left. Aly said something like she was looking around for her and she was already gone. Obviously pissed. Doubt if it were the other way around ASac would have sought out Aly and consoled her (unless there was a camera around).

        I like ASac as a gymnast, don’t get me wrong – but as a person she seems like a selfish brat who can’t take any sort of disappointment. She’s never happy for her teammates unless she has a reason to be happy too (i.e., “we all won 2007 Worlds together”). She tries to come off as this “cool chick” that everyone would “want to party with” but honestly she’s totally that “mean girl” in school who’s popular because she’s pretty and then uses it against everyone and thinks she’s just the Queen Bee.

        Whatever. After her tour life she can go back to Kansas or wherever and commiserate at being a bench warmer with her BF.

  34. chris Says:

    they always hugged it out during competitions whenever the other got off the podium after finishing a routine…

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      The camera was around then. This is what I observed at Nationals one year when there was no camera.

      • David Says:

        i guess the only way to tell is to get them onto a set and have them spill stuff ala housewives of new jersey so the public can decide.

      • chris Says:

        very interesting

      • mim Says:

        david – i agree with you on that one! would be entertaining and hilarious. so much dramaaaa.

      • Kazic Says:

        David I would watch the shit outta that. Just saying.

  35. GymMom Says:

    Just to let you know that Shawn is now officially on her “I I injured my knee again” your via Dancing With The Stars. She apparently hurt her knee last Tuesday and in their Pre-dance package, her partner Derek brought it up in a very dramatic way. They both were obviously seeking sympathy from the judges but it seems they may have worn out their welcome at the judges table? The 2 judges gave them 8.5’s and the gay judge Bruno who is in love with Derek gave them an undeserved 10. Shawn wore a bare midriff and a short skirt…I didn’t like it! One of the judges said she was stiff and she was. She has zero sex appeal in spite of showing cleavage and legs. She made a snarky comment in the Pre-taped package about how they “better get a high score” or something like that, as if she were entitled to it! Oh, and the host introduced her saying, “she was kept out of the Olympics because of her knee injury.” I think it might have been a few other things too? Shawn re-iterated what the host said….in other words, she was a shoe-in to make the 2012 Olympic team? She needs to take a crash course on humility and how not to act entitled.

    • Biyatch Says:

      she only got one 8.5 from len. she got got a 9.5 and a 10 from the other two.

      • GymMom Says:

        I missed the scores. My husband told me Shawn got 2 8.5’s? Either way, she didn’t deserve a 10!

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      She looked miserable all night. It looked real to me (the tears) but I thought of you when I heard her complain about the knee.lol

      • GymMom Says:

        Her tears were tears of frustration because she realizes she might not win the mirror ball again. I mean really….who cares about something like that?

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        It’s way too early for a pitty party.lol

      • Dee Says:

        I think it’s less about the physical mirror ball and more about the fact that she has lived her entire life to win everything. The prospect of winning is probably very unacceptable to her, no matter what she is competing in.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Yeah I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…Shawn is in for a huge reality check after DWTS ends. She doesn’t have gymnastics to fall back on anymore, and after DWTS no more reality shows/Hollywood stuff either. It’s not like she’ll be hired to do much more after – she’s not as marketable anymore now that she’s no longer doing what she’s famous for and the Fierce Five have taken over. She’ll either really have to buckle down and go to college or see what else her agent can dig up for her – although it sounds like her agent is busy enough as it is with all the endorsements Gabby’s been getting (NOT!) lol…

      • Guest Says:

        I heard Shawn having interest on participating in the Amazing Race also.

      • Kazic Says:

        Guest, if that is true, it just kind of reinforces the idea that she is desperate to stay in the spotlight, any way she can. I bet she’s trying (or will try) to pitch a reality show chronicling her life or something.

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      Does your e-mail addresses you use to post at this blog work? I want to ask you something privately

    • chris Says:

      I find her dances on DWTS to be very… gymnastics-ey? it looks like she’s doing another floor routine.. very gimmicky and every routine is performed the same. I did think she did a good job last week with the rumba but again, she needs more

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        That is what the judges said too.

        I think this show is fixed anyway. The judges always prop up the people they like but can’t dance (Kirstie Alley) and knock down Shawn because she has the fan support. This is not new. This is typical DWTS

      • GymMom Says:

        I think the judges in the past on DWTS have favored Shawn. I know they love Derek. He’s leaving again after this season.

      • mim Says:

        her jive was pretty amazing for a non-dancer. so was her rumba. i think she’s really improving but her rumba was the last dance i saw, has there been another episode since?

        people underestimate how difficult ballroom and latin are to learn, at that level, for people who actually have dance training, much less none! i speak from personal experience!

    • Guest Says:

      I understand Shawn’s feeling on her knee in DWTS. First, her knee forced her to retire from her gymnastic career and it may be her mental trauma about her knee. Last week that she sprained her knee brought out the heartbroken memory of her and even made her cry although she is able to dance at least.

      Shawn also memtioned it is emotionally overwhelming than physically painful.
      http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/10/dancing-with-the-stars-partners-derek-hough-and-shawn-johnson-both-injured.html

      • GymMom Says:

        It’s common on DWTS contestants to play up injuries in order to gain sympathy from the judges. All of Shawn’s dances have contained way too much gymnastics, which are not seen in ballroom dancing for the most part. And if she says, “out of my comfort zone” one more time???

      • Kazic Says:

        Guest, her knee did not force her to retire from gymnastics. Less kool-aid more facts plz.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Tee hee less kool-aid! Shawn’s damn knee needs its own Twitter profile.

      • Kazic Says:

        Sanity the only reason it doesn’t have one is because she’s an 08 girl and twitter wasn’t out then. By the time it rolled around, that quad’s girls weren’t important enough for the internet trolls lol. But seriously, that Anon up there sounds like Shawn’s publicist.

  36. Guest Says:

    New promo video of Shawn for Nike and Kinect.

  37. sanitynmotion Says:

    I can totally see McKayla being a brat to a hotel maid. She’s a super sheltered rich girl that kind of lacks common sense when it comes to the Internet (as we’ve all seen)…

    Also, wasn’t there a rumor in Hollywood that one of the Fierce Five (who was looking to get into acting) was told to drop the attitude? I can totally see that being McKayla. Hollywood doesn’t go for newbies with attitude. Funny thing is it’s looking like McKayla is starting to be more of a diva than any of those Russian girls lol.

    • Dee Says:

      I totally agree, sanity. I’ve been irritated with her for months. She needs to reign it in a little. Maybe she’s just trying to cover up her feels about vault finals.

    • terrigymfan Says:

      Sanity, I normally agree with you and Dee, and I know there is room for disagreement on this, but I essentially agree with what Mim said above concerning what McKayla meant by her tweet “When hotel maid man doesn’t speak English<<<<<<< . . .” (although I doubt it was a maid speaking Japanese: the tweet was on June 6 which was the night before Visa Nationals so I imagine she was in a hotel in St. Louis.) I went back and looked at all her tweets from around then and you can’t tell what she meant from other tweets. My guess – and I admit it is just a pure guess since I have nothing to go by other than the words of the tweet itself and my thoughts about McKayla’s personality – is that there was some funny miscommunication she had with a maid (apparently a male) because they spoke different languages. Those things happen and sometimes they are funny and it doesn’t mean you are putting someone down or being haughty because you talk about it. Now I know others may view the tweet as McKayla being snobby or whatever but I just doubt it myself. McKayla loves the limelight and that can be annoying but I don’t think she is mean or haughty. She probably does need to be a little more careful in how she phrases things on tweets and social media. Of course it is 100% true this had nothing to do with Aly.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        I know you like McKayla, Terri. I am on the fence about her right now. I do hope she continues gymnastics and does the TTY, so there’s that. But overall based on her actions (let’s even ignore the maid thing), I’m finding her a bit on the annoying side. First off, she posts constant pictures of herself in a blatant attempt for flattery. Close-ups of her face, her chest, etc…even where she bares her mid-drift…I mean, c’mon. I just get turned off by the “look at me! I’m so hot!” type posts. I’ve never seen Aly or Jordyn do that sort of thing. If anything, they take “buddy” pictures together but they don’t go all out and attempt to take a glamour shot of themselves and post it online.

        Secondly, I was really turned off how she treated Paseka after vault finals. I don’t care what she said, she couldn’t have not felt that girl’s presence trying to hug her. She blatantly gave the cold shoulder. I can understand she was mad at herself but get over it in that moment (you can always cry later in a bathroom stall or something) and represent good sportsmanship for your nation. And, she got a silver. For falling. Lolo Jones turned in a decent performance and failed to even medal, but did not shun her competitors the way McKayla did. Even when Jordyn didn’t do well on floor in EF (and didn’t even medal there either) she went and hugged Aly like “good job” – McKayla on the other hand, sulked. And continued to sulk on the medal stand (and got famous for it). That told me all I needed to know that this girl has a diva-type attitude. So much is said inadvertently about natural behavior – especially after a performance where you didn’t do what you were capable of or didn’t do your best…it speaks volumes about your character. When I was 16 and didn’t have my best race I still made sure to practice good sportsmanship and congratulate my competitors because that was the right thing to do. No way would I ever sulk like that or turn on someone when they were trying to congratulate me. Her attitude reminded me a lot of ASac’s after Shawn beat her in FX, actually. It just turned me off. She’s very charming in interviews – but remember she’s front and center on that camera and she’s prepped for it. I just don’t find bad sportsmanship appealing. So that’s my ten cents.

        That being said though I do love her gymnastics (like ASac’s, same thing) and I think she has great potential for an AA gymnast with her form. We all saw a great beam out of her at Trials and if she came back to do the TTY it would make some great history, so I’ll be rooting for her on that note. 🙂

      • Dee Says:

        The hotel tweet was from June 6th? I thought it was more recent. If it was more recent, then I stick by what I said about feeling like she is getting to be a little bratty. If it is really from june 6th then I feel like it might be over something different. I feel like the date matters because some of the girls’ attitudes seem to have changed since the Olympics and I think the story about yelling at a hotel staff in a bratty rage would be more possible after the Olympics??

      • Kazic Says:

        I love Mack and don’t find her bratty at all. But lots of people with big personalities don’t always rub everyone the right way. Anyway, don’t know about the hotel thing. Not sure what the truth is.

      • mim Says:

        i think she’s just so full of confidence for such a young person people don’t know how to take it. she just oozes self-assuredness. some people think it’s an act and annoying/obnoxious, others love that she’s an extrovert. to me, she honestly seems like one of those girls who can feel comfortable talking to anybody.

        when gabby acts that way, i feel like she’s overcompensating for shyness and insecurity and it comes across as more obnoxious. with mckayla, i feel like it’s her natural personality.

      • Kazic Says:

        Mim I agree. I do think she’s someone who is very much herself, and comfortable with being such, which is very rare for her age. She doesn’t come off as fake at all, IMO.

        And you may be right about Gabby. Part of her problem, could well be that she is trying too hard. I actually have found that some of her interviews from when she first came on the scene are her best. She seemed a lot more natural, and warm in them.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        Mim and Kazic, you two have stated perfectly my view of McKayla. She is one of those people who are naturally effervescent and outgoing. I’ve known a few girls (and guys) like that over the years and they always seem to make everyone around them feel good without even trying. (Of course that doesn’t mean McKayla doesn’t do some things I find annoying.) Now I know everybody doesn’t feel that way about McKayla — as they say, one person’s tea is another’s poison. As for Gabby, I think you have hit it on the head with her too. I think she is trying to play a role she thinks a lot of people expect her to play – the outgoing “America’s sweetheart” role — when that probably is not her natural personality and certainly not something she has experience with. I have sympathy for her because she is in a difficult situation and hopefully she will become more at ease with herself as she gets older.

  38. terrigymfan Says:

    As usual you make good points Sanity. There is no doubt McKayla has that attitude of “I’m hot, and if you don’t believe me I am going to take every opportunity to show you.” Constantly posting pictures on instagram of her boobs and midsection and even her face is poor taste if nothing else. I can see why that turns some people off. I wish she would reign that in for awhile. Regarding Paseka, McKayla did show poor sportsmanship towards her after vault finals. It was somewhat understandable under the circumstances but she should have gathered herself and congratulated and hugged her anyway. McKayla admitted she was “not thinking clearly” but it definitely was not her best moment. IMO McKayla has an unusual level of charisma and talent (even beyond gymnastics) but there is no doubt she still has a lot of growing up to do. What I don’t think though is that McKayla is mean or would intentionally be cruel to someone else or put them down. I don’t see that in her. That’s why I disagree with the interpretation of that tweet which some people are taking from it.:):)

    • mim Says:

      i agree. i dont think she ever acts with bad intentions, but she for sure has some maturing to do. she’s only 16. i think when teenagers are mature it’s a real feather in their cap. when they’re immature, i think “thank goodness they still have time to grow up and learn what’s right, what isn’t.”

      if she’s still acting this way at 24 like perhaps alicia, then it will be a different story.

      • Kazic Says:

        I totally agree Mim. She’s still young, she has time to mature. If I blame anyone, it’s her mother for not curbing her personality a bit lol. That’s her job.

      • mim Says:

        yeah mama maroney needs to get her off her instagram a bit lol.

  39. nero Says:

    Whatever, I don’t care I love Mckayla. Of course every one of these girls will have their bitchy moments, they’re teenagers thrust into fame and fortune. Let’s all think back to when we were 16, were we angelic 100% of the time? No. We all made fun of people, I’m sure we all cursed out a maid under our breath after returning to our rooms and finding our stuff all moved around. They’re human, we’re human, it happens.

    What I like about Mckayla is she doesn’t try to force her personality. It’s the main reason why I’ve never liked Shawn and her ‘must smile in every interview and come off sweet and innocent and golly shucks even when talking about my life threatening knee injury just smile through it smile smile smile’. Mckayla always just seems like herself, and I can understand why some don’t like her personality but at least it’s real.

    http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/indy_style/in_indy_now/olympic-gymnast-mckayla-maroney#.UJANdv3TudI.twitter

    • terrigymfan Says:

      Is McKayla wearing hair extensions? My kids say they think she is. I used to think not but I’m thinking maybe she is based on this video.

      • Dee Says:

        I’ve wondered that, too. I’m pretty sure she is…her hair was not that long in London and it couldn’t have grown a foot since July!

      • Kazic Says:

        Terri I love that your kids caucused with you to figure that out lol.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I love how Terri gets along with her kids.

      • exgymgurl Says:

        I said three weeks ago that her hair had grown about 4-5 inches in the first week after she was at the hospital… yes its Kim Kardashian extensions everyone….LOL

      • mim Says:

        initially i thought it was natural based off her instagram pics, but in proper photos it looks like extensions.

      • Kazic Says:

        Yes they are extensions. Pretty good ones though (she can afford it).

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      I don’t find her real. I don’t find her genuine.Sorry I find her somewhat phony but I don’t have a problem with her most of the time and I don’t think one tweet makes her a monster (and if this hotel was in the US I actually agree with her. Live in a Country you should know the language and I hate when people expect me to know Russian or Spanish. I think that is rude on their part. If I lived in France I would know the language and not expect them to cater to me in THEIR Country.

      I love any attention Mckayla gets or the fierce five because it means less of Gabby

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        I agree with every word you said GTT. I don’t really care about the maid tweet – in general I’ve just been finding McKayla more and more annoying – she comes off as just attention-starved and tries to make herself to be all cutesy.

        If she goes to Heart of Dixie she’ll just be another Carly Patterson in the long run. No way that route will make her the movie star she so desperately wants to be.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I don’t hate her at all I don’t even dislike her really but I find her act growing old too but like I said I hope she becomes the next Emma Stone if it means Gabby goes away.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        If she wants to be a serious movie actress she needs to enroll in one of those serious drama programs at NYU or UCLA or something (after finishing her gymnastics career IMO). The sitcom route is the easy way and never seems to work in the long run.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Same – wait, didn’t Gabby go away already? Or have I just been ignoring her blatantly? I haven’t heard any Gabby crap in awhile and it’s been refreshing.

        Well, I guess with the exception of the bully crap going on but I figured that was more around ASac/Nastia.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        She will never be gone enough for me.

      • mim Says:

        terri i agree. i bet USC would be a good fit for her if she wants good education plus acting training.

      • Kazic Says:

        I hope she goes back to the gym, but if she takes a job as a regular cast member of that show, it’s over. I will have to jump on the Simone Biles bandwagon then lol.

      • mim Says:

        i’ll be jumping on the simone bandwagon with you, kazic! she’s going to be fierce.

      • Kazic Says:

        I know Mim! I am so excited for that kid! It’s going to be great. Now there’s a Black athlete I can get behind. Hope she stays herself and doesn’t get homogenized by the system lol.

      • hurms22 Says:

        She probably meant recurring character not regular.

    • terrigymfan Says:

      A couple of other interesting things in this video. First she says she doesn’t have a boyfriend and has never had one. How many teen boys are melting on the spot hearing that, LOL? Also, she said she has been invited to be a regular member of the Heart of Dixie cast. The chances of her sticking around until Rio are going down and down I’m afraid. Notice how she said she wants to go for another Worlds and then says “and maybe another Olympics” in a very lukewarm way.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        I agree Terri about the chances of McKayla not sticking around. If she were really into returning to the competitive gymnastics world wouldn’t she be back in the gym conditioning (everything but her injury of course) and staying away from that tour, a la Kyla Ross? I really don’t know if her heart is in gymnastics anymore, now that she’s found all this attention from the media and to a degree from Hollywood why would she want to put herself back in the gym? She’s tasting this newfound freedom and lifestyle (kind of like Shawn Johnson after Beijing) and I don’t blame her for being tempted.

      • Dee Says:

        I really can’t imagine how hard it would be after winning the Olympics to be motivated to keep going. I feel like it would be super easy and refreshing to try new things. I still fear that in early 2015 there will be an influx of girls from this past quad trying to do a comeback once the opportunites dry up. I think Maroney could make it as an actress. Aly in fashion, now that I wonder about.

      • sainabou nyang Says:

        The girls will come back after their lucrative deals dry up. There is no way the can focus solely on gymnastics and also be a “celeb”. Has to be one or the other. I honesty don’t care who makes a comeback as long as its legit.

        In the next two years Marta will be weeding out and breaking the seniors in hopes of finding her Rio team.

      • mim Says:

        dee i know what you mean about aly. she seems so lovely but her fashion sense leaves little to be desired.

      • Kazic Says:

        Mim and Dee I agree. I adore Aly, but a fashionista she ain’t. After all the hard work the kids put in, they deserve to take a break, but I hope the ones who decide to come back put in serious work (like Asac) and don’t half ass it (like Nastia).

  40. GymMom Says:

    Even though Shawn has had some opportunities, those will become fewer & fewer. Hers & McKayla’s fame is related to their gymnastics…not dancing or acting.

  41. Dee Says:

    hahah tour video. I dont know why I watched it but I figured I’d share!

    • GymMom Says:

      I just read that Gabby is going to do something for OPI nail polish? The announcement was vague & mentioned other athletes being involved also. I hope she cleans up her dirty nasty nails.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I just read what she said on that how I made it show and it is as cocky as ever. I almost wrote a blog but SHE DOES NOT EXIST. So long

      • Kelley Lynskey (@Meatless_Ball29) Says:

        “LOL, I just visited GTT because I just KNEW there would be something there about it. Lo and behold, she’s is actually HOPING Nastia is the one behind it all. Really just hoping she can have more mean things to say about her. This is too hilarious. And kind of pathetic.”

        Hey NastiaFan101 since I know you are reading this (Your username alone explains the level of maturity & intelligence I’m dealing with here with you) So in a way I feel as if I’m wasting my time writing this but you seem to have such an issue & a lot of shit to say about this blog but yet you still continue to visit it, so really who is the pathetic one here? Find something better to do with your life & go crawl up Nasty Lookin’s expanding ass (gotta catch up with the size of her ego & forehead after all) & leave GGT the hell alone!

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        He is not worth your time but thanks for the defense. He may think he matters (being popular on the internet is so kool) he doesn’t.

      • Guest Says:

        I never overestimate the intelligence of the fanatics, so I didn’t feel surprised that they persist in defending their idols (or idiots) although there is the truth.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        Even if we were not talking about a supposed fan of Nastia, anybody who uses a screen name like ______Fan (you fill in the name of the gymnast) and is over the age of about 14 has some serious issues IMO. And maybe I am being sexist here but it seems even more true when that person is a guy. Isn’t “NastiaFan101” some guy who is over 18 years of age? It seems downright creepy to me that he has a screen name like that and spends his time obsessing over a 22 year old gymnast/celebrity he presumably doesn’t even know, even aside from the obnoxious things he says.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I kind of started his hatred but he honestly deserves every bit of this. The way he calls people names and acts on IG and gets away with because he was friends with the mods is ridiculous so I called him out and he got all pissy. Then after he threw his fit and said he was leaving and never coming back he came back using a different name and I called him out again.

        He is the same way about Gabby as he is about Nastia and since I can’t stand either of them he would have hated me eventually anyway.lol

        Nice to know he is bad mouthing me again. He reads this blog all the time and Kelley’s message is not the first time he has bad mouthed me on IG. I hate to break it to him but he can hate me all he wants and bad mouth me too because he just doesn’t matter. I apologized for my blog ( It was about him)and I really should stay away from bad mouthing anyone not a gymnast but my motor mouth just can’t be helped:)

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        LOL Terri. I so badly wanted to change my screen name to like “Gabbriellefan101” just to make fun but GTT would totally ban my ass from this blog. LOL.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I already banned that name last year:)

      • Kazic Says:

        Yes, yes she would Sanity. In under five minutes lol.

  42. lol Says:

    Nastia fan is a mole on society. He needs to take his obsessions advice and, let it go. Stay at ggmb you malcontent and live in a fantasy world where just because you are gay you can do no wrong. My gay friends make fun of my love of gymnastics all the time and read ggmb over my shoulder and they think he needs to get laid. It might help him chill out.

  43. Kelley Lynskey (@Meatless_Ball29) Says:

    If I was Alicia & if the rumors are true that she is annoyed with Anna for calling herself an Olympian (Which I mean I get where that would be annoying) However, at the same time If I was Alicia the last thing I’d ever do would be to utter the words Olympian/Olympics considering how the Olympic games went down for her (No pun intended). As for Aly I find it ironic she would be upset that she would be mad at the maid for moving her shampoo considering her hair always looks like shit. I totally find that story believable too, i mean I don’t believe it was as dramatic as people are clamming & making it out to be like I don’t believe she went into an angry crazed volatile rage opposed to it being more of a typical annoyed bratty teenage girl dramatic moment. Back to Alicia if I were her I’d come out with a bag over my head when the Olympians come out in the finale during the tour in the rings. I feel what happened to her in ’08 was just karma at its finest!

    • mim Says:

      now while her fashion choices have been tragic at times, i’ve seen photos of her with her hair looking great! but i admit your comment about the shampoo and her hair made me laugh 😛

    • Kazic Says:

      Kelley why was what happened to Asac in 08 Karma? Honestly I think that even if everything had gone perfectly for Team USA, we’d still have silver around our necks. It was China’s moment (and they cheated to get it lol) so I don’t think it could have been avoided.

      As for Aly and/or Mckayla, they’re young. Kids are kids (Aly is an adult now, but she wasn’t at the time).

      • Kelley Says:

        I know we would have most like won silver regardless but that not what im talking about or meant. The karma I was referring to for Alicia has to do with how catastrophic her Olympic performance & expeience went for her. All the attutide, hissy fits, & bad sportsmanship she showed to her fellow teammates I felt just caught up with her.

      • sainabou nyang Says:

        Kazic I agree.China was ready and they hit. Even if Chelsie, sam, and Bridget hadn’t been injured, I believe the outcome was the same. I wasn’t watching gymnastics that hard during tye last quad but i assumed Marta put sam on the team for her vault and Bridget for her bars and maybe floor?

      • Kelley Lynskey (@Meatless_Ball29) Says:

        I know we would have had most likely won silver regardless but thats not what I was talking about or point I was trying to make. The karma I referring to was how catastrophic her Olympic performance & experience went fir her. All the attitude, cockiness, hissy fits, & bad sportsmanship she showed to her fellow teammates over the years I felt really just caught up with her.

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