We have a feeling that $90 million figure is B.S., but set that aside. What’s really interesting is the total absence of class envy on Twitter:
Gabby Douglas signed 90 million and her mom was working 3 jobs.I never wanna hear anyone ever say anyone criticize the heart of a champion.
— Chop5 (@KamaliBey) August 4, 2012
— Melody Thornton (@MelodyThornton) August 4, 2012
Gabby Douglas is 16 and gettin 90 million from kelloggs the cereal brand. Wooooooow!
— Blankman!!! (@musicandfashion) August 4, 2012
Gabby Douglas signed a $90 million dollar contract with Kelloggs Cereal??…WOW! Congrats to her…She deserves it
— Reggie Mickles (@REGGIES_WORLD) August 3, 2012
Man, Gabby is amazing. I'm so happy for her!!! @gabrielledoug $90 million contract with Kellogg. And what y'all said again haters?
— Mel Smith (@iamMelsmith) August 4, 2012
Is it true that Gabrielle Douglas signed a $90 million deal with Kellogg's? If so, congratulations and OMG! Good lord!
— Devin Jai-Elle (@devinjaielle) August 4, 2012
@gabrielledoug endorsements have been reported could top $90 million….rags to riches, and well deserved..time to talk to my daughter….
— ChefJeff (@IBChefJeff) August 4, 2012
— Jalen Lindsey (@Jlindsey21) August 4, 2012
Notwithstanding the Left’s daily harangues against the Romneys (jet skis! #youpeople! dressage!), most Americans do not resent capitalism and do not consider wealth to be inherently evil — at least if they feel it was earned as a result of hard work.
We have a feeling President Barack Obama, however, isn’t too happy about Douglas’ newfound wealth. Remember?
Well, Twitter thinks Douglas — not Obama — built her gold medal victories:
— Nicholas Horton (@nhhorton) August 3, 2012
I congratulate Gabby Douglas and the US Women's Gymnastic program for their Gold medal wins! Yes They BUILT THAT and deserve all the credit!
— claudia roazen (@claudiafire) August 3, 2012
— Kate O'Hare Writes (@KateOH) August 3, 2012
CNN says Gabby Douglas chartered her own destiny. She built her own destiny? You mean Obama didn't do that for her?
— Ron Hue (@Tru2Hue) August 3, 2012