You’ve probably heard about U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney and her pouty scowl after only winning a silver medal last weekend. Most people would be impressed with medaling in the Olympics, but no, not McKayla. She is definitely not impressed–and neither are we with her poor sportsmanship. But there is a hilarious new series of her “I’m not impressed” photos about it that makes the whole thing laughable (almost).
In case you need to catch up: Maroney was favored to win the gold medal in Sunday’s vault competition, but instead, she fell and placed second. She was clearly pissed at herself when she got up, when she snubbed her competitors for a hug and on the podium where she stood with a scowl. Her poor sportsmanship after that will forever be remembered–thanks to the Internet and a set of hilarious photos that has now gone viral.
Featured under the new domain “mckaylaisnotimpressed” on Tumblr, Gavin Alaoen, a 28-year-old digital designer from New York, cleverly photoshopped a cutout of Maroney into a few different shots with other Olympians, looking, not impressed, of course.
Since then, the idea has taken off and McKayla’s “Did you really think I’d be happy with a silver medal?” scowl has been photoshopped into everything from the Mars Rover landing to Oscar Pistorius to the Wright Brothers’ first flight.
So what does McKayla think of all this? She actually tweeted a link to the blog from her iPhone saying, “This tumblr is kinda funny, made me laugh.”
Glad she can laugh at herself. Hopefully she will be a better sport next time though.