TMZ Drinks The 'Shawn Johnson' Haterade

8/21/2008 7:28 PM PDT

TMZ Drinks the "Shawn Johnson" Haterade

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!

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.