Last week, when the biggest topic on twitter was Gabby Douglas winning the gold medal, but the main focus was on her hair.
Most of those comments were coming from African American women, which was even more frustrating.
Her mom had just filed for bankruptcy before the Olympics and her daughter is now a millionaire –let’s talk about that!!
A few media outlets had the opportunity to catch up with Gabby early Sunday and while talking to her about her new endorsements, Olympic gold and other topics, they asked for her reaction to the ‘hair comments’. She said:
What’s wrong with my hair? I just simply gelled it back, put some clips it and put it in a bun.
Are you kidding me? I just made history? And you’re focusing on my hair? I just want to say we’re all beautiful inside out. Nothing is going to change.”
I don’t think people should be worried about that. We’re all champions and we’re all winners. I just say that it’s kind of, a stupid and crazy thought to think about my hair.’