Stop being hypocrites, America.

Justin Gatlin has full right to say that he doesn't know Lilly King.

If you don't work in the IT department, surely you don't know "Fred" who was awarded Best Techie last year.

If you're a teacher or professor, you probably don't even know the names of your co-working custodial staff.

Cut the "B.S."

Lilly King made that statement on her own merit.

King's remark about Justin Gatlin

If you haven't heard or read about her Gatlin remark, she basically said that Justin didn't belong on the U.S. Olympic team.

According to Daily Mail, after she made remarks aboutRussian swimmer Yulia Efimova's failed drug tests, she was questioned about her thoughts regarding Justin Gatlin.

Now, it would've been more professional of Lilly King to just say she didn't have any comments pertaining to her fellow teammate.

However, she chose to speak on it.

So, Justin responded just as any other co-worker would to someone who isn't staying in her respective department.

"I don't know who Lilly King is.

"She does swimming and not track and field. I'm not worried about that. I have confidence in my policies that I'm with.

"The USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) has done a great job. WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) has done a great job.

"I have come back and done what I need to do. I've worked hard, just like everybody else, and I get tested, just like everybody else. I'm back here. I believe in the system.

I hope everybody else believes in the system too."

What Gatlin felt about King's remark

You don't think Gatlin was right to say he didn't know King?

Understand this...

Say that you work for Microsoft.

You're a corporate employee who, a decade ago, was under investigation for passing a few deals "under the table."

You were suspended, went through corporate counseling, and bounced back regardless of the looming reputation.

Now, the company says you're redeemed and ready to be promoted.


"Katie," who is an "employee of the month" account specialist at the call center, believes and publicly announces thatyou shouldn't even be working for the company.

[Surely, you can imagine the confusionrunning through Justin Gatlin's head upon hearing it.]

You're a corporate employee, and Katie's a customer service employee.

Although you two work for the same company, does that mean you know each other, especially if you're in two different departments?

Realistically, who is Katie to say that you shouldn't be working for the company, right?

It's no different for Team USA. It's no different for Justin Gatlin.

As Gatlin mentioned, it's not his job to know who she is when she's not a part of "track and field."

Stop making something out of nothing, America.

What are your thoughts on Justin Gatlin's response to Lilly King? Feel free to share in the comments below.

**Antonio J. Newell is a writer for Blasting News. You can follow him on Twitter: @TonyBhaingz.**

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