Snowboarders react to Shaun White’s Olympic slopestyle withdrawal

Snowboarder Shaun White has dropped out of the Olympic slopestyle competition.

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The Twitterverse was abuzz when the news broke that Shaun White was not competing in the slopestyle event at the Sochi Olympics.

His fellow snowboarders in particular got on board to voice their opinions.

Some of it was positive.

Some threw down some serious shade. 

This is from Vancouver bronze medalist Scotty Lago, who did not make the US Olympic team: 

Others, however, were not as kind.

X Games champ Max Parrot from Canada had issued a Twitter post saying White, who wasn’t expected to reach the podium in the slopestyle event, had dropped out because he was "scared."  

He later deleted the post, and put out this Tweet. 

Teammate Sebastien Toutant, however, did not have qualms about expressing his thoughts: 

Torino silver medialist Gretchen Bleiler came to her former teammate’s defense.