Gabby Douglas hair critics was hushed by the Olympian herself when she rightly sounded surprised and shocked by the criticism. Since the young Olympian took the nation by storm after winning gold in the most coveted event in women’s gymnastics, the individual all-around, the critics have appeared with sharpened paws over her hair!
“I don’t know where this is coming from. What’s wrong with my hair?” asked a puzzled Douglas. “I’m like, `I just made history and people are focused on my hair?’ It can be bald or short, it doesn’t matter about (my) hair.”
The 16-year old who moved hundreds of miles from her family two years ago to train for this event has no intentions on changing her hair.
“Nothing is going to change. I’m going to wear my hair like this during beam and bar finals. You might as well just stop talking about it.”
You heard it from Gabby herself…just stop it. Meanwhile, the young Olympian reportedly snagged a million dollar deal with Kelloggs. This past Friday her face graced the cover of millions of box cereal.
Will there be more gold medals for Gabby at the Olympics? Unfortunately on Monday, Gabby fell short on the uneven bars scoring only 14.9 to land in 8th place.
“I could have fought a little harder and pulled it around. I tried to finish as strongly as I could, but some days you either have it or you don’t.”
Gabby will have another chance at the beam finals on Tuesday.
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Its doubtful that the comments made by African American women are void of some of their own personal insecurities and strife when regarding the rejection of their own natural looks. The desire to be polished has caused some people to aspire to 'white standards' of beauty while this young athlete has rejected all concern for conformity, and instead had embraced her unrefined African hair to focus on what is important. What is equally beguiling is why the question of this athlete's looks even entered the equation.