Olympics Controversy: Dawn Harper & Kellie Wells Say Media Focusing Too Much Attention On Lolo Jones!!!

Lolo Jones is the Anna Kournikova of track and field she receives a lot of press and has endorsements because she basically exploits her sexuality.

Jones prostitutes herself by selling her sexuality in order to make cash because she knows she’s not the best on the track.

However, at the Olympics Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells of the United States won the silver and bronze medals in the 10o meter women’s hurdles event. Jones finished in fourth place off the podium. Australian Sally Pearson won the 100 meter women’s hurdles in 12.35 seconds she is the dominant woman in this event. The general public wouldn’t know that Harper and Pearson are superior to Lolo Jones due to the media hype.

After Jones lost she complained on the NBC Today show that the New York Times should not attack her because she’s American. Jones deserves the criticism because she’s not the best hurdler in the world.

The mainstream media are attempting to frame Harper and Wells are jealous women who resent Lolo Jones because of her fame.

Beneath the surface, the real resentment that Harper and Wells have for Jones is about black and white America’s obsession with mixed race women. Jones is considered more marketable than Harper and Wells because she’s half white. A female athlete has to conform to the white beauty image in order to make a lot of money. Since Jones looks closer to the white image of femininity she garners more media attention.

Since darker skinned black women are devalued by both white and black America Harper and Wells have a right to speak out against the subliminal racism and sexism.

Harper and Wells were honest they didn’t play the game of trying to pretend they liked Lolo Jones. Harper and Wells comments were refreshing in the end they will be in the history books for winning their Olympic medals not Lolo Jones.

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3 responses to “Olympics Controversy: Dawn Harper & Kellie Wells Say Media Focusing Too Much Attention On Lolo Jones!!!”

  1. JC says :

    The mainstream media aren’t attempting to frame Harper and Wells as jealous women who resent Lolo Jones because of her fame, both Harper and Wells managed to accomplish that during their interview. As a woman of color, I was embarrassed watching the interview and their classless display. Can’t be upset with a person for cashing in on her popularity and celebrity, we would all do it if given the opportunity. This interview demonstrated why we can never get ahead as a “people”. We are always too happy to try to break another one of us down.

  2. orvillelloyddouglas says :

    Hello JC thanks for your comment. I can see your perspective that Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells might appear to be jealous of Jones. However, imagine Harper’s perspective for a moment? For the past four years all Harper gets is questions about Jones. What has Jones accomplished? Last time I checked an Olympic medal is the most important stat which separates the best from the rest. The American media framed Jones as a top contender yet she finished in fourth place. Kellie Wells and Dawn Harper proved they are superior to her on the track.

    • JC says :

      Whatever they “might” appear to be has no bearing “how” they presented themselves. There’s a manner in which to operate to get a message across without diminishing and tarnishing your own image in the eyes of the media and endorsement deals. I’m an avid track and field fan and have followed Dawn since her surprise gold medal run, but should have been smarter by not taking the baton from Kellie Wells and running with it.
      It doesn’t matter that Lolo didn’t win a medal; she is an Olympian, and a world class athlete that competes for team USA and it was the media’s decision to pick their horse and ride it “til” the end – that horse was Lolo Jones.
      Although I have my favorite athletes, I support all of our athletes, as we all should.

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