LoLo Jones is probably still recovering from the stings of an angry nest of Twitter users who did not appreciate the Olympian for making fun of Trayvon Martin’s friend, Rachel Jeantel, and her tortured testimony in the George Zimmerman second-degree murder trial.
Observers of the Zimmerman trial could clearly see the extremely contentious interaction between the witness Jeantel, the last person to hear Trayvon Martin alive, and the defense lawyer Ron West and how Jeantel reacted adversely to West’s blistering and condescending line of questioning, sparking a flurry of social media criticisms of Jeantel’s testimony.
Jones, however, took it to another level and had this to say about Jeantel:
The fury that Jones incited for her ignorant and ill-advised comments was immediate, merciless and severe. For an Olympian who knows a lot about coming up short in the most pressurized circumstances, the statuesque Jones was nonetheless unsympathetic and hypocritical in taking the same kind of shots at Jeantel that her legion of detractors took at her last year in the London Games that reduced Jones to shivering tears.
@lolojones She was in a high-pressure situation and did not react well, like you in the Olympics.
— J.J. 79 (@TheRealJones79) June 28, 2013
Take a look at the blistering responses to LoLo Jones’ mocking of Rachel Jeantel in the George Zimmerman trial.