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I hope this doesn't come off as terribly judgmental and I don't know what it's like in other countries these days but one thing that has been turning me off to US gymnastics lately is a lack of modesty (I'm not sure if that's the right word) in the gymnasts. I don't like things like all the selfies. When I watch some documentaries it looks like they live in mansions (Simone's house, Nastia's house). The way Simone's mother was talking about how her bronze medal was defective and needed polishing was just kind of dumb to me. I don't like to admit going to twitter at all, but I did look at Sunsia's twitter after the Simone drama and I saw the picture of herself she uses as her icon and the tweet about "doing this for ourselves" and how now she's got some certain thousand number of followers etc and it all just turns me off. Where are the humble, modest athletes? Where are the Beth Tweddle's and Oksana Chusovitina's?