UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi has pulled Michael Jackson’s music and dance strikes from her ground routine following the discharge of HBO’s documentary “Leaving Neverland.”
Ohashi’s perfect-10 routine went viral earlier this 12 months, incomes reward from 2020 candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Sen.) and others. However she determined to vary the music following the documentary, which particulars baby molestation allegations towards the useless pop star.
“The aim of my routine is pure pleasure, and after the documentary, not everybody was feeling that method, and you may by no means discredit somebody’s emotions,” she informed ESPN.
Ohashi debuted her new routine over the weekend, which options music from solely feminine artists, together with Beyoncé and Tina Turner, whose music was within the gymnast’s previous routine.
She earned her sixth excellent 10 rating of the season regardless of the change in music, serving to UCLA to their second straight Pac-12 championship title.
“Lots of people requested if I used to be nervous to vary it, however I do know as we speak I felt the calmest I’ve ever felt competing, unusually,” Ohashi informed the Day by day Bruin on Saturday.
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