She’s really outdone herself and made history, but some folks just want to talk about her hair.
Yeah, her weave ain’t all the way tight, but that’s not the focus of the girl’s accomplishments. And she agrees.
She’s become the first African American woman to win gold in the Olympic women’s gymnastic all-around competition and the first U.S. gymnast to ever win team gold and individual gold.
Douglas said she’s not quite sure where the hair comments are coming from because it’s been the same since the beginning – slicked back with a few clips.
”I don’t know where this is coming from. What’s wrong with my hair?” Gabby asked the Associated Press. ”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.”
Fortunately, she’s a self-defining woman and doesn’t care about what people say. She’s going to keep wearing her hair the way she feels is best and keep it moving.
”Nothing is going to change,” she said. ”I’m going to wear my hair like this during beam and bar finals. You might as well just stop talking about it.”
Serena Williams supports the notion, probably because her hair ain’t always been the greatest either.
“It’s gorgeous! People don’t know what they’re talking about,” Williams said in an interview with USA TODAY Sports on Friday. “It’s ridiculous. It’s so ridiculous. Her hair is gorgeous.”
Gorgeous? Eh… regardless, she’s a history making athlete with a glow like no other.
Gabby’s awesome, hair and all.
Even Gabrielle Union took to Twitter in defense of the 16-year-old athlete.
“@gabrielledoug is a winner. I am proud of her. She is beautiful exactly the way she is. Shes #Gabulous#byehaters.”
She later added, “Any1 who insults a TEEN whose accomplished so much while displaying grace & dignity is beyond lame & should be ashamed of themselves #byehate.”