Simone Biles has hit back at those dissing her hair in a recent photo. The Olympic gymnast and five-time medalist made her cheering debut with the Houston Texans Sunday, Dec. 10 as the first honorary member of the team, according to the cheer team’s official Instagram page. While her hair was primped for the showing, it was sweated out from being styled in a bun during a four-hour practice the day before.
can’t wait to cheer at my first game 🏈
GO HOUSTON TEXANS ‼️ pic.twitter.com/K4ijVE86ud
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) December 10, 2017
Instead of focusing on Biles’ excitement for her game, many chimed in on her tresses being out of place, echoing talk about her teammate Gabrielle Douglas during the 2016 Olympic Games.
ily but sis your hair
— ya$ (@ThatsSymphoni) December 11, 2017
you should’ve kept it in a bun… pic.twitter.com/wQTvwUg17i
— Miss Uzi (@Fentzslay) December 11, 2017
Sis…. your hair is a BIG no no pic.twitter.com/L4Trxwl0PH
— Wrist Frío🦄❄️ (@Mirminaj) December 12, 2017
I really cringe when I see a pretty black girl with her hair not laid to some decree 🙄
— |Answer| (@AnswerMBS) December 10, 2017
sis that texture don’t match regardless. WAY too much leave out SSISIISISSS
— Pomegranate Queen👏🏾 (@champagnegina) December 11, 2017
Who is doing your sew ins ?!!!
— Taylor 🎀 (@TaylO_orr) December 11, 2017
But Biles didn’t stand for the criticism for long.
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After initially responding with a hint of jest…
just came straight from a 4 hour practice w/ my hair in a bun🤪 excuse my hair … hahah
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) December 11, 2017
…on Monday, Dec. 11, she clapped back at the naysayers and asked if they’re always picture perfect.
I have 1 question to everyone commenting about my hair when I genuinely look happy in the photo..
Do you look perfect ALL the time? 🤭
everything in perfect order.?
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) December 12, 2017
And folks have been backing her up, too.
i can tell no female in these comments have ever done physical activity in their life. so y’all never sweated your hair out at practice or working out?
— meechie minaj 🇧🇧 (@TheRealSexyLexi) December 11, 2017
So…can we discuss the fact that women are EXPECTED to look perfect all the damn time. Every hair in place, every curve hidden, makeup slayed for the GAWDS! She was cheering for gods sakes ppl!! Some of y’all need to get a life 🙄 @Simone_Biles congrats girl! #BlackGirlMagic https://t.co/9UrrY8WU00
— Hampshire Black (@LettyLocs33) December 12, 2017
Mad never, just tried of seeing Black women speaking on other Black women negatively for their hair. Folks dragged Gaby through the mud so bad she felt the need to wear weave. Just let Black women, women period be great without nitpicking them.
— Shani Brunson (@shani_brunson) December 11, 2017
Don’t listen to a word the haters say. You’re beautiful and inspire millions to work and enjoy life. You Do You #beautiful
— Alonzo Bodden (@AlonzoBodden) December 12, 2017
Girl they are just haters. Your hair is fine. Your skin is popping, you’re happy so screw the haters 💁🏽 @Simone_Biles keep prospering ❤️
— Tyler ‘Just Ty’ 🐘❤️ (@TyNechelle) December 12, 2017
Tell em, Simone. You looked happy and relaxed, that’s all that matters ❤
— January 16th, Baby! (@taysexuality) December 12, 2017