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Sha’Carri Richardson slams the ‘perfect people’ commenting on Olympic ban for weed


Sha’Carri Richardson slams the ‘perfect people’ criticizing her for Olympic cannabis ban and says, ‘I’m glad I’m not one of them’

  • Richardson, a sprinter, has been banned for 30 days after failing a drug test and will miss out on the 100-meter dash at the Tokyo Games 
  • She claims that she only used marijuana to help cope with the death of her biological mother before the trials in Oregon
  • She tweeted on Sunday: ‘All these perfect people that know how to live life, I’m glad I’m not one of them!’
  • She also retweeted a post that reads: ‘People talking about ‘rules are rules’ but half of y’all couldn’t even abide by public health guidelines during a pandemic’ 
  • That tweet came after President Joe Biden addressed the suspension and said that it was proper for Richardson to be banned 
  • ‘The rules are the rules and everybody knows what the rules were going in,’ Biden had said 

Sha’Carri Richardson has slammed the ‘perfect people’ commenting on her Olympic ban for weed.  

Richardson, a sprinter, has been banned for 30 days after failing a drug test and will miss out on the 100-meter dash at the Tokyo Games.

She claims that she only used marijuana to help cope with the death of her biological mother before the trials in Oregon

‘The support my community I thank y’all, the negative forget y’all and enjoy the games because we all know it won’t be the same,’ she tweeted.

‘I’m sorry, I can’t be y’all Olympic Champ this year but I promise I’ll be your World Champ next year.’

She added: ‘All these perfect people that know how to live life, I’m glad I’m not one of them!’

Sha’Carri Richardson, a sprinter, has been banned for 30 days after failing a drug test and will miss out on the 100-meter dash at the Tokyo Games

Sha'Carri Richardson has slammed the 'perfect people' commenting on her Olympic ban for weed

Sha’Carri Richardson has slammed the ‘perfect people’ commenting on her Olympic ban for weed

Richardson also retweeted a post that reads: ‘People talking about ‘rules are rules’ but half of y’all couldn’t even abide by public health guidelines during a pandemic.’

That tweet came after President Joe Biden addressed the suspension and said that it was proper for Richardson to be banned but that he was ‘really proud of the way she responded’ to her ban after she appeared on the Today show and apologized.

‘The rules are the rules and everybody knows what the rules were going in. Whether they should remain that way or will is a totally different issue,’ Biden told CBS News reporter Bo Erickson.

But others have not been so supportive of the decision by sport bosses, with infamous stoner Seth Rogen accusing Team USA of ‘racism’.

The actor-comedian, a vocal advocate for marijuana who co-wrote and starred in the 2008 stoner film Pineapple Express, tweeted on Friday that ‘the notion that weed is a problematic ‘drug’ is rooted in racism.’

‘It’s insane that Team USA would disqualify one of this country’s most talented athletes over thinking that’s rooted in hatred. It’s something they should be ashamed of. Also if weed made you fast, I’d be FloJo,’ Rogen, 38, said.

Biden, pictured, said that 'the rules are the rules'

He also appeared to suggest that perhaps they should be changed in the future.

Biden, pictured, said that ‘the rules are the rules’ while appearing to suggest that perhaps they should be changed in the future.

The actor-comedian, a vocal advocate for marijuana who co-wrote and starred in the 2008 stoner film Pineapple Express, tweeted his support of Richardson

The actor-comedian, a vocal advocate for marijuana who co-wrote and starred in the 2008 stoner film Pineapple Express, tweeted his support of Richardson

Rogen’s tweet jokingly referred to the fastest woman of all time, Florence Griffith Joyner – whose records set in 1988 still stand.

His comments mirror those of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who tweeted Friday: ‘The criminalization and banning of cannabis is an instrument of racist and colonial policy. The IOC should reconsider its suspension of Ms. Richardson and any athletes penalized for cannabis use.’

Selma Blair also defended Richardson on Twitter, replying to Richardson’s latest tweets, writing: ‘Marijuana is not a performance enhancing drug. This is wrong and a shame. I am so sorry. Champ. You.’

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