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Philadelphia Daily News mistakes Simone Biles for Gabby Douglas in photo

Gabby Douglas, News, Olympics, Rio 2016, Simone Biles -

Philadelphia Daily News mistakes Simone Biles for Gabby Douglas in photo

Ronnie Polaneczky, a Philadelphia Daily News columnist, said that she was “mortified” when the paper put up a picture of Simone Biles on her story about Gabby Douglas.

The piece, which was the cover story, showed a picture of Biles with the caption, “Gabby Douglas: Olympic gold medalist, need we say more?”

(Image of Philadelphia Daily News via NBC 10)
(Image of Philadelphia Daily News via NBC 10)

–Simone Biles unamused when Bob Costas says she only just became famous

Polaneczky said that she was looking into how the picture was inserted into her story. She does not handle the layout or images, so she was shocked by the mixup.

“It makes you want to bash your head against a wall,” Polaneczky told NBC10. “I’m mortified.”

–Simone Biles dominates her way to All-Around Gold in Rio

Polaneczky said that she hopes people will read the piece, called “She Can Vault Over the Vitriol,” despite the picture mixup. In the piece, she describes the hatred that has been leveled at Douglas and suggested that the vitriol meant she was doing well.

“We ran a photo of @Simone_Biles with an uplifting column today about Gabby Douglas. We screwed up. We are embarrassed, and we apologize,” Michael Days, editor of the Daily News, tweeted out after the mistake.

–Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas headline US Gymnastics team for Rio Games

The post Philadelphia Daily News mistakes Simone Biles for Gabby Douglas in photo appeared first on theGrio.


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