Whiners are out in droves today complaining about Lolo Jones talking about her embarrassingly small paycheck she received for her work with the United States bobsled team. For seven months of blood, sweat and tears, the American track star only got $741.84.
Here’s the Vine video that started the controversy:
What exactly is wrong with this? Lolo Jones is obviously underpaid. Hell, anyone in this country would be complaining about making $3 per day — let’s be honest. Yes, her ultimate reward would be an Olympic gold medal but that doesn’t mean she can’t vent her frustration.
The other Winter Olympic stars need to just shut up. She was having some fun with it, obviously, and it was harmless. It’s not like she threatened to hold out for more money or quit the team.
Dry those tears and let Lolo Jones try to get us a Gold in bobsledding.