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The 'Shawn Johnson'

Haterade

8/21/2008 7:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

After getting hundreds of hate emails, phone calls, and rage-filled comments over the last 24 hours, we at TMZ finally took the hint -- not everybody found the Shawn Johnson/Topo Gigio comparison hilarious. Sure, we'll eat the crow you shoved down our throats -- but you gotta check out some of the messages we got in our "contact us" mailbox. We even got a letter from an official Team USA Gymnastics rep!

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Yes, we got the message loud and clear, but make sure to click through to the final email -- the one that started this whole mess in the first place.

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Kelly B.    

You know I think the meanest part of this is that she is just a kid. If she was an adult I would say fair game. Isn't being a teenager hard enough?? Imagine going to school (she goes to a regular school) and having everyone laughing at this. I am 36 years old now and I can imagine how awful that would be.

I agree that if an ADULT 'wants' to be a celebrity it comes with a hefty price tag, but she is a kid and does not deserve this at all. I know TMZ will not take it down though because they feed of the misery and scandals of others.

The only thing that should make any of you feel better is that Shawn Johnson seems to be incredibly mature for her age and hopefully she can see this article for what it is, pathetic and hold her head up high through it.

2216 days ago
452.

natt    

The article is still accessible. Do you guys not know how to do your jobs?

2216 days ago
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Doug Cook    

Your "Haterade" post seems composed by someone without enough courage to admit an error.

The statement "we will eat the crow you forced down our throats" is not an apology. Instead it's a statement on the defensive - making it seem like the 700 + readers are at fault attacking you.

A person of better character would be able to compose a better written post admitting an error.

2216 days ago
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starryeyedluv    

dude.... ppl need to take a breather and think about it... okay so the title was a little harsh, but the friggin mouse is cute and she does sorta look like the mouse... point blank... its a spanish kids cartoon, so comparing her to something ud see on spanish nick jr. might be an insult to her cause shes WAYY OVER the whole kiddie channel thing other than that its not all that serious... this is y i love tmz they stir up major controversy within the masses.... its not their fault that so many of u idiots are so sensitive but yet u cant look away... n while they bash shawn johnson, u let them chase after 15-16 yr old demi lovato, selena gomez, and miley cyrus rite?! way to go hypocrites

2215 days ago
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AJ    

It's a cute little, muppet-like mouse, and she's a cute little, muppet-like gymnast.

There was nothing mean spirited in the original article at all either.

I watched every minute of the Olympics, fully support Shawn, but think you people are overreacting a touch.

2215 days ago
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Saber    

Good, glad you guys can take a HINT!

2208 days ago
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H2    

WHO CARES........ ABOUT HER........ DOES EVERYBODY DO.......U PEOPLE SUCH A ASS............ WHO CARES ABOUT HER....... WE KNOW SHE IS THE BEST GYMNASTIC......... KEEP ON GOING TMZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2208 days ago
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