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I like Lolo Jones and think she is sometimes unfairly critiqued in the media considering her inspirational back story and all that she has accomplished.
However, she probably should have used a little more common sense with a few of her tweets.
When Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed in a football game playing for Rutgers, jokingly tweeted that he would beat Jones in a race, she responded back with the following:
“Get checked for a concussion. Clearly u’ve been hit in the head”
In fairness, she didn’t know who LeGrand was, but instead of offering a quick apology her next tweet started with “Great I’m gonna get murdered for that tweet.”
Throw that on top of the fact that Jones tweeted the following a week after the movie theater shooting in Colorado, and you can see why common sense should probably be used:
"USA Men's Archery lost the gold medal to Italy but that's ok, we are Americans… When's da Gun shooting competition?"
While her intentions never seem to be bad, her timing on Twitter almost always is.