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well sir, i do not simply hate on simon because i am not a hater. i think the reasons why people hate on simon is because simon is to damn ill. he is the slumdog illionaire. if you notice illionaire is either millionaire or billionaire. we do not know. millionaire and billionaire = $1,000,000.00 and $1,000,000,000.000. illionaire = 1,000,000.00 or 1,000,000,000.00. ill = how steezy you are and how you do your tricks. so in conclusion simon an illionaire therefore he has 1,000,000.00 or 1,000,000,000.00 steezyness points.
my argument = valid.
oooops forgot to add, most people dont have anywhere near that many steezyness points. thats why they hate.
my argument = valid.
Hate is strong word, but he has never been my favorite skier. He doesn't seem to have the humility or attitude that I like in an athlete who is in the limelight. You wonder why Andreas and Bobby and Russ aren't topics all the time like Simon or Tom? They don't have to toot their own horn and they are genuinely encouraging and supportive of other skiers. I have yet to see many threads about Simon taking the time to teach some groms or giving generously. I dunno, he never comes across as the most likeable guy. I am guessing most people aren't his #1 fan because of his response during competition when he loses. Not so classy. I do love that he is competitive and has a drive to win. I really appreciate that about him. Unfortunately when that isn't paired with a solid dose of humility it produces ugly results at the end of a comp.
Did that answer your question at all? Again, just giving my impression. I am not judging Simon because there are lots of reasons for people not to like me as well, but you asked so I told you.
It's pretty simple LoLo.... the more famous you are, the more haters you have. But I can guarantee that there are way more lovers than haters... Just look at Shaun White, he is hated by so many people, but I can also guarantee that he is loved by way more people than he is hated by.
And you gotta remember, all press is good press, even when people are hating on you, your name is still out there and being talked about... so you must be doing something right if the general public or your sport's community is talking about you.