Rihanna confirmed help for athlete Sha’Carri Richardson after her Olympics disqualification — and made a joke concerning the cardboard beds within the athletes’ village.
Rihanna despatched phrases of help to trace and subject sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson — and nonchalantly mocked the cardboard beds on the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The athlete, 21, shared a collection of mirror selfies on Instagram on Monday, July 19, rocking an open-back metallic silver gown. Rihanna, 33, nonetheless, had her eyes set on the mattress within the room — one that’s notably not made from cardboard.
The “Love on the Brain” singer wrote within the feedback part: “yassss for the non cardboard mattress,” a not-so refined dig on the bedding that Olympic athletes will likely be resting their heads on within the athletes’ village.
Japanese bedding firm Airweave will provide athletes with beds made from recyclable polyethylene, described as “excessive resistance light-weight cardboard” with frames that would reportedly maintain as much as 441 kilos. Olympic organizer Takashi Kitajima previously told media in September 2019 that the choice was rooted in each consolation and sustainability.
The beds “will likely be recycled into paper merchandise after the Games, with the mattress elements recycled into new plastic merchandise,” per the preliminary press launch. “This would be the first time in Olympic and Paralympic historical past that each one beds and bedding are made nearly completely from renewable supplies.”
Rihanna’s IG remark is, after all, a response to Sha’Carri’s disqualification from the video games after she examined constructive for marijuana early this month. A robust Olympic medal contender, the choice sparked outrage from supporters and celebrities alike, together with marijuana proponent Seth Rogen, who mentioned: “The notion that weed is a problematic ‘drug’ is rooted in racism. It’s insane that Team USA would disqualify considered one of this nation’s most gifted athletes over pondering that is rooted in hatred.”
The athlete apologized for the test in an interview with Today on July 2, explaining that she turned to marijuana after studying from a reporter that her organic mom handed away previous to her Olympic Trials in Oregon — the place marijuana is authorized. The dying despatched her into “a state of emotional panic.” Sha’Carri mentioned, “I do know what I’m speculated to do, and I do know what I’m allowed to not do, and I nonetheless made that call. I’m not making an excuse. Who am I to inform you cope? Who am I to inform you that you simply’re incorrect for hurting?”