Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones continues to lose at Track & Field social media, this time after telling a Twitter follower that she needed a “relaxer” to portray her for Halloween.

In and of itself, that statement might notseem insidious, but when placed in context of her mockery of Trayvon Martin‘s friend Rachel Jeantel, some suggest a disturbing pattern of cultural insensitivity is beginning to emerge.

See Jones’ response to the fan’s costume above:


The fan, Twitter user @trackchick13, tried to justify the perceived error and others on Twitter came to her defense:

And what did Jones say in response? Did she express awareness, apology or regret?

Of course not. She created a false equivalency and insinuated that critics of her little “joke” are hypocrites:

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