Anymore, I think of Mirai in the same way I think of Gabby Douglas: she's damned if she does and damned if she doesn't. Both ladies seem to have an absolute talent for saying wrong thing at the wrong time and while you know full well they don't mean to come across as not thinking or crass or irresponsible, that's how it's translated. And then they have to go back and say, no, that's not what I meant and it came out wrong the first time.
I don't for a second believe Mirai thinks she's the "savior" of the team event or that she is flip about her performances. Girl just has her mouth working at a different speed than her brain and when her brain catches up it's like, oh shit. It's the kind of thing the media absolutely loves and I hate that.
She's apologized, she's exhausted physically and mentally, and she just wants to go home and snoodle with her dogs. I'm giving her a break.