Italian Gymnast Says If Her Skin Was "Black" Should Would Have Won The Tournament

E.S.P.JEN

On Sunday, the Gymnastics world championships were held in Belgium and American Simone Belle won the all around gold medal.

However that shine was taken away for awhile by the racist comment that Italian gymnast Carlotta Ferlito made.

Ferlito and her teammate Vanessa Ferrari finished fourth and fifth. After all the excitement Ferlito tried to make a small joke, "I told Vane that next time we’ll have our skin black also so we can win, too.”

Later on Ferlito apologized for her comment, “I want to apologize with the Americans girls. I didn’t want to sound rude or racist. I love Simone and I’m a huge fan of USA gymnastics. I’ve made a mistake, I’m not perfect … I didn’t think about what I was saying. I’m just a human. I’m so so sorry.”

Wow.