While Kelly Clarkson was being ridiculed for being overweight by Simon Cowell on American Idol - I don't think the question of her race ever came up. (Even though her body-type is one which would would be that which is desirable to many Black women.)
Some people just like to adhere to a preset ideal for those they would imagine to be the best.
Now, when it comes to Surya Bonaly and her back flip with a landing on one foot?
I think her ability to do what others could not was judged to be a flaw.
That she was a Black woman doing what her mostly white competitors could not do may have been judged as being the result of raw talent and not that of being a developed skill.
The thing is - Ms Taylor may end up benefiting from all this attention.
Ms Taylor will probably gain an endorsement deal or two from this situation.
In the end -.Ms Taylor will do just fine.