‘We all learned from you’: Taylor Swift praises Simone Biles for her resilience at the Tokyo Olympics
Taylor Swift paid tribute to Olympic gymnast Simone Biles as the pair exchanged pleasantries on Twitter on Tuesday.
The exchange kicked off with an NBC commercial promoting the balance beam final of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo on Tuesday night, with the famed singer, 31, doing a voiceover in support of the 24-year-old Olympian after she temporarily withdrew from the competition. to address her mental health.
In the clip scored for her Swift’s song, This Is Me Trying, the singer talked about Biles’ resilience amid the intense times.
The latest: Taylor Swift, 31, paid tribute to Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, 24, as the pair exchanged pleasantries on Twitter on Tuesday
“What do we want from our heroes?” said Swift. ‘What do we expect from them? What do we need from them? What happens if they surprise us? When you have the attention of the world, everything you do takes on greater meaning.’
She continued: “It can be a heavy burden. It can be an opportunity to change everything. For the past week, her voice was as important as her talents, her honesty as beautiful as the perfection that had long been her signature.
‘But don’t you see? It still is—she’s a perfect human being, and that’s what makes it so easy to call her a hero—Simone Biles, back on the bar in Tokyo.”
Biles quoted the tweet and addressed the Shake It Off singer, writing: “I cry how special. I love you @taylorswift13.”
In a clip scored to her Swift’s song, This Is Me Trying, the singer talked about Biles’ resilience amid the intense times
Back and forth: The gymnast and singer exchanged pleasant words on Twitter
The 11-time Grammy winner responded to Biles, “I cried watching YOU. I feel so lucky to have seen you all these years, but this week was a lesson in emotional intelligence and resilience. We have all learned from you. Thank you.’
Biles made a comeback on Tuesday, rejoining the competition and winning a bronze medal in a balance beam routine after missing multiple Olympic events amid a case of ‘twisties’ that caused her to withdraw from the competition.
Biles said, according to the AP“It was something that was so out of my control; but the result I had, at the end of the day, my mental and physical health is better than any medal. So I couldn’t be mad.’
She added: ‘We are not just entertainment, we are people. And there’s stuff going on behind the scenes that we’re also trying to juggle, besides the sport.”
Comeback: Biles made a comeback on Tuesday, rejoining the competition and winning a bronze medal in a balance beam routine
Swift was photographed in London in May and received the Global Icon award at The BRIT Awards