Olympian Simone Biles Wants to Piss 'One Million Moms' Off

Wednesday November 4, 2020

Jonathan Van Ness and Simone Biles in a promotional pic for UberEats
Jonathan Van Ness and Simone Biles in a promotional pic for UberEats  (Source:UberEats)

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles spoke out on Monday about the controversy surrounding the UberEats ad in which she appeared with "Queer Eye's" Jonathan Van Ness.

The Christian advocacy group One Million Moms targeted the commercial last week in which Biles performed a number of moves that Van Ness, wearing an identical leotard, replicated. The group has started a petition against the ad that has just over 7,000 signatures.

"The Uber Eats series of commercials entitled 'Tonight, I'll be Eating ...,' feature Biles and Van Ness, who is dressed as a gymnast," reports USA TODAY. "The two are in a gymnasium and mirror each other's actions at times during the ads. Van Ness says he identifies as nonbinary and uses he/him pronouns."

Last week One Million Moms, a branch of the American Family Association, blasted the ad: "Shame on Uber Eats for attempting to brainwash viewers with an agenda instead of focusing on providing a helpful service, especially during a pandemic. Instead of making audiences lose their appetite by glamorizing an LGBTQ lifestyle, Uber Eats should focus on what it does and remain neutral on controversial issues."

USA Today reports that Biles tweeted her response on Monday night, writing: "The world we live in makes me sad, but I'd do x1000000 more commercials with you just to piss everyone off! The LGBTQIA will always have my support and feel welcome on my socials."

"Uber Eats told USA TODAY Sports in a statement: 'At Uber Eats, we're unapologetically committed to representing the flavor spectrum. From tacos to talent, we like it spicy. JVN and Simone serve gymnastic prowess and ferosh self-confidence, qualities millions of moms everywhere can—and do—support.'"

Watch the ad below:

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