Simone Biles on 'DWTS' criticism: 'Smiling doesn't win you gold medals'

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The four-time Olympic gold-medal winning was having none of it when "Dancing with the Stars" judges told her that they'd like to see her smile more often during her performances.

Biles confessed that she had "tears in her eyes" while she received harsh comments from judges. And host Tom Bergeron jumped in by saying, "I was waiting for you to smile at some of the compliments".

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OK. She's smiling too much, got it. Let's try this dance. This was the sentiment Simone Biles conveyed, when, as People reports, she tried to explain to judges that her life has been dedicated to competing from the age of 14.

You could see how hurt Simone was by the comments.

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When host Tom Bergeron asked Biles why she didn't smile while hearing some of the praise from Inaba, Biles grinned and said, "Smiling doesn't win you gold medals". Sure, the judges should be honest and there should be some suspense in the show, but these comments felt particularly mean and personal. "Each week she comes in and she delivers something different".

The Internet fell all over itself saluting Biles for the ideal comeback, especially applauding it as a new response to catcallers who ask girls to smile. And to be fair, her dance really was fantastic.

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Sasha stressed how hard Simone works, while she admitted that she struggles to understand what the judges want from her in terms of emotions. How many male contestants (or men in general) are told to smile more? The audience was impressed if not a bit taken aback by her brazenness, and Inaba immediately threw her hands up as if to say "touché".

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