Shawn Johnson Dead Video Angers Friends And Family
The Onion's Reporting Of Shawn Johnson's Death Angers Friends And Family
The above video is courtesy of The Onion. While it's a hilarious parody of something that happens all the time in horse racing, Shawn Johnson's family apparently wasn't too thrilled to see a video depicting them putting their daughter to sleep after a training accident.
For the record, Shawn Johnson is not dead. Her family refused to comment, and one of her friends and fellow gymnast Geena Pilcher called the video "over the top" and "rude".
Personally, I call it hilarious. The Onion isn't meant to be taken seriously, and in the end, they make a valid point. If horse racing is really a sport, then why do we kill the athletes if they get one little injury? Exactly.
But anyway... Shawn's family needs to lighten up. All publicity is good publicity, right? Short of her strutting her stuff on a TV celebrity dance-off, this is the only way anyone is going to care about your daughter in non-Olympic years anyway.
'Shawn Johnson Dead' Video Doesn't Amuse Her Friends and Family [Fanhouse]