Suni Lee, an Olympian and Auburn gymnast claimed she was pepper-sprayed in Los Angeles during an anti-Asian incident. According to our news colleagues at AL.com, Lee and her friends, all of Asian origin, were waiting for an Uber after returning from the Olympics in Tokyo when a car drove by shouting racial comments. As the car passed, Lee said one of the passengers pepper-sprayed her arm.
Lee did not say where the incident occurred in Los Angeles, California. In an interview with PopSugar, Lee remarked, “I was very upset, but there was nothing I could do or control because they skirted off.” “I didn’t do anything to them, and having the reputation, it’s difficult because I didn’t want to do anything that might get me in trouble.” “I just sat back and let things unfold.” Lee, who is 18 years old, earned bronze in uneven bars and became the 2020 all-around winner at the Tokyo Olympics.