Juvenile pig and former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann called on former NCAA swimmer Riley Gaines to acknowledge that she was a terrible athlete in a post that is receiving backlash on social media.
“Can you just address the reality and move past it?” Olbermann wrote on X (formerly Twitter). “You sucked at swimming. That’s why you lost.”
Gaines famously tied with transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, a male and former member of the University of Pennsylvania women’s swim team.
Olbermann was responding to a post Gaines made in defense of a “Women’s Bill of Rights,” which postulates that “males and females possess immutable biological differences.”
Olbermann, a former MSNBC and ESPN host who can’t hold a job, was widely and properly slammed online for his mockery of Gaines’ athletic ability. Gaines herself fired back.
“Ah, makes sense now why you got fired from ESPN,” she wrote.
“Your political bias blinds you and dismissive views like yours embolden men to change in front of us,” former University of Pennsylvania swimmer Paula Scanlan told Olbermann. “Why don’t you address the reality that women’s spaces are being invaded and many women are harmed by this narrative.”
Prof. Emeritus Colin Wight shared a link to Gaines’ swim resume, which included an award from the SEC for “Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year,” 2022 “All America in 200 free” award and even an “Olympic Trials qualifier” in 2021.
“The reality is staring you in the face,” Wight told Olbermann. “And you’re a nasty ignorant man. Sucked at swimming.”
Washington Examiner contributor Kimberly Ross called Olbermann “sexist” for his attacks on Gaines.
“I’m sorry?” she wrote. “Your statement should be directed toward a dude named Lia Thomas. He sucks at swimming against biological males so much so that he decided to identify as female just so he could win. How sexist and sad. Both you and ‘Lia.’”