Taylor Swift returned to narrate a new promo for the Tokyo Olympics, as Simone Biles returned to compete in the balance beam on Tuesday night.
In the promo, Swift asks, “What do we want from our heroes?” as her song, “This Is Me Trying” from her Folklore album plays in the background. Swift continues as she explains the weight of the world that Biles has faced since withdrawing from previous events citing her mental health.
Biles was touched by Taylor’s words and took to Twitter to thank her, Swift responded writing, “I cried watching YOU. I feel so lucky to have gotten to watch you all these years, but this week was a lesson in emotional intelligence and resilience. We all learned from you. Thank you.”
Biles ended the evening with a bronze medal.
What did you think of Simone Biles’ performance on the balance beam?
Celebrities Flood Simone Biles With Support Over Her Tokyo Olympics Withdrawal
1. Michelle Obama1 of 10
2. Amanda Gorman
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The GOAT @Simone_Biles having to sit out--because a man is not held accountable to do the same-is shameful. Biles still cheering on her teammates, even while taking care of herself, is one of the many graces that make her a true champion, forever & always. We love u Simone. https://t.co/nrfaJhoaja— Amanda Gorman (@TheAmandaGorman) July 27, 2021
3. Uzo Aduba3 of 10
4. Cori Bush
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I stand with Simone Biles.— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) July 27, 2021
I still stand with Naomi Osaka.
Your health and peace matters. You’re reminding Black women that we can take the space we need for ourselves.
5. Hoda Kotb
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Someone said it best. @Simone_Biles already won. She is a class act. Withdrew from team competion after vault... stayed and cheered on her teammates... got them chalk for their hands.. encouraged.. hugged them. She already won. Congrats on the silver medal! @TeamUSA @USAGym— Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) July 27, 2021
6. Manny Pacquiao
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Once a champion, always a champion. God Bless @Simone_Biles.— Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) July 27, 2021
7. Loni Love7 of 10
8. Luvvie Ajayi
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Prioritizing your mental health is as gold 🥇 as it gets. #SimoneBiles taking a step back to “work on her mindfulness” is a legitimate, honorable reason to take a step back from the Olympics.— Luvvie is the #ProfessionalTroublemaker (@Luvvie) July 27, 2021
Y’all not about to stress us out. pic.twitter.com/vHeZ9nioqp
9. Kavitha Davidson
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Simone Biles won nationals w/broken toes in both feet, worlds w/a kidney stone, and has carried the burden of being a face of sexual assault survivors as a national institution failed to support them— RIP Ghost Runner 2020-2021 ⚰️ (@kavithadavidson) July 27, 2021
Half of y'all yelling about "toughness" can't handle wearing a mask in Wegman's
10. Taraji P. Henson
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