FLAG-protesting Olympian Gwen Berry made racially charged remarks about white and "Chinese" people, unearthed tweets reveal.
The athlete, 31, who sparked backlash after turning away from the flag during the National Anthem at the track and field trials last week, also was loose with her use of the R-word in shocking past posts.
“This lil white boy being bad as hell!! I would smack his ass then stomp him!! Smh #whitepplKids hella disrespectful,' Berry posted in a June 2011 tweet.
“White people are sooo r******* when they are drunk,” she also posted that same year.
“S/O to all the females that’s gon get drunk, get recked by 4 dudes, then cry rape this weekend,” another one from March 2012 reads.
And in October of that year, she wrote: “I'm about to rape my lunch."
The mostly decade-old tweets still appeared on her verified account, also chastised Mexicans and Chinese.
“Just saw this gurl wearing heels with white socks!! What the Hell.. #chineseppl always try to start new trends..smh..gguuurrllll”
“…Mexicans just don’t care about ppl,” a tweet from November 2012 reads.
Berry launched a firestorm when the medal winner refused to turn her attention toward the American flag as she stood on the podium as the The Star-Spangled Banner played.
She had cast her eyes downward and was soon seen draping over her face a T-shirt with the slogan: "Activist Athlete.”
The effort earned her off-the-field spotlight as a protesting competitor for Team USA.
Even before the anthem controversy, she was seen raising a fist before one of her completions.
But when the anthem was played, Berry contends she was tricked, and was told that it would be played before she set foot on the podium.
"I feel like it was a setup, and they did it on purpose,'' Berry said of the timing of the anthem.
"I was p***ed, to be honest.
"They said they were going to play it before we walked out, then they played it when we were out there."
A photo of Berry posing with the Stars and Stripes started circulating after she took umbrage with the Anthem and the flag.
The date of the image remained unclear, but it accompanied a June 12, 2015 blog post following Berry's first place finish in the 2014 Pan American Sports Festival in Mexico City.
She’s since tried to explain the source of her opposition to the anthem and the lead-up to the traditional ceremony following the race.
Berry, who is a Black Lives Matter activist, believes the anthem itself is disrespectful to black people.
"If you know your history, you know the full song of the national anthem. The third paragraph speaks to slaves in America — our blood being slain … all over the floor," the Olympic hammer thrower said during a television interview.
"It’s disrespectful, and it does not speak for black Americans," she went on to say.
"It's obvious. There's no question."
The third stanza of the anthem Berry was referencing contains the lyrics, "Their blood has washed out their foul footstep’s pollution,” and, “No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.”
Berry insisted she doesn’t hate the US and pledged to still compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
“I never said that I didn’t want to go to the Olympic games. I never said that I hated the country. I never said that,” Berry explained.
“All I said was I respect my people enough to not stand or acknowledge something that disrespects them.”
Berry has earned widespread acclaim for her success as a hammer and weight thrower, one of the oldest competitions.
She won two gold medals in the Pan American Games, she finished third in the NACAC U23 Championships, according to Fox News.
She also took national titles in weight throwing for the indoor track and field in 2013, 2014 and 2016 and went on to garner outdoor track and field national title in the hammer throw in 2017.
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