“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.”
– Gabby Douglas
Gabby Douglas wants to let everyone know loud and clears she doesn’t care what people think about her hair.
Douglas logged onto her computer to Google her name following her amazing Olympic performance and was surprised to find a lot of negative comments discussing her hair.
Where were all the positive congratulatory comments? She did, after all, make history.
Douglas won gold medals in both the individual and team all-around competitions. The 16-year-old Virginia Beach native became the first African American woman to win an Olympic all-around title and fourth American woman to do so.
Douglas told The Associated Press she doesn’t know where all the hoopla about her hair is coming from.
“What’s wrong with my hair,” she said in an interview with AP. “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.”
Douglas said she would not change anything about her hairstyle. Douglas plans to wear her hair the same during the beam and bar final, AP reports.
“I don’t think people should be worried about that,” she said. “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.”
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