Jewish Olympic Gymnast’s Mom Stirs Social Media Frenzy While Watching Daughter Compete (VIDEO)
The body language and facial expressions of the mother of a Jewish Olympic gymnast prompted a storm on social media on Monday.
Videos and photos circulating on Twitter show Lynn Raisman — mother of USA Women’s Gymnastics Team member Aly Raisman — hysterically reacting to her daughter competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
One Twitter user said Lynn “makes most Jewish mothers look like the Buddha.” Another wrote: “Omg @Aly_Raisman’s mom watching her perform is so cute!!!”
Other tweets included: “Aly_Raisman’s parents watching her uneven bars routine is my favorite Olympic sport,” and “I love watching Aly Raisman’s parents watch her compete.”
At several moments during Aly’s competition, Lynn and her husband, Rick, are seen leaning back in their seats, which inspired NBC to tweet: “@Aly_Raisman’s parents are back at it again with the shoulder lean!” and “All aboard the Raisman Roller Coaster of Emotions.”
Their “shoulder leans” spurred one Twitter user to quip, “my stress level on the first day of school: aly raisman’s parents during her uneven bar routine.”
Aly joined in the commentary by re-tweeting a post which asserted that the shoulder lean resembles something parents might do when meeting their son’s girlfriend for the first time.
Watch Aly Raisman’s parents react to her performance on Sunday in the video below:
— Sarah Schneider (@sarahschni) August 8, 2016