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This girl ‘WON’ the gold and Twitterers are focusing on her hair?


People are truly a trip!

The latest conversation tearing up the Twitterverse is the talk about Gabby Douglas’ hair.  Some women are taking issue with the fact that, Gabby is sporting a pony tail, pins and gel needed to hold her hair together during stressful performances. Some women think the girl’s hair look a mess! So is she suppose to have a full set of hard pressed curls while she’s jumping and running as real gymnast do?

Douglas has set the world on fire, and broken records in the process., yet she is supposed to be concerned about her hair? When it’s going to sweat out during olympic activities anyway. I doubt Gabby Douglas is concerned about styling and profiling while her eyes are clearly set on the prize.

This sad and pathetic focus on style over substance certainly defines the weak, superficial value systems that have been adopted by too many of us today.  The girl with the cute hair and Gucci shoes often thinks that she’s better off than the little girl who knows how to work hard to make something out of herself.

Gabby Douglas is an American hero and she’s every bit as beautiful as the little girl who missed gymnastics class or exercise last Saturday because she spent the entire day at the salon “getting her hair done.” Beauty is more than scalp deep, and our kids need to understand this message clearly.

These conversations are sad, weak and petty! Grow up people, she WON the gold so who gives a damn about her hair!!

103 thoughts on “This girl ‘WON’ the gold and Twitterers are focusing on her hair?”

  1. How many sistahs can say their hair is natural??? This girl is bad!!!! I watched her. Her mom made alot of sacrifices for her to get where she is.

    you go Gabby! Fuck the naysayers.

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  2. Those twitter attacks were unreal!!!!!

    Team Gabby~

    And for all the haters, what ya kids doing these days???? Any medals or trophies in the house??

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  3. With so many of us obese or diabetic, health should be the focus, not hair. But as usual, some black women have their priorities screwed up.

    I’m proud of Gabby and her accomplishments at such a young age. She’s done more at 16, than some of her critics probably have or ever will in their whole life.

    Her hard work, positive attitude, and superior athletic performance are what matters people.

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  4. As a mother of two beautiful African American daughters I have always stressed to them it’s not what’s on your head but what’s in it. and this is the prime example.

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  5. Black women and their pre-occupation with hair and looks keeps us out of so many arenas. Ain’t nothing wrong with lookin good or decent but dayum celebrate with Gabby and SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT HER HAIR PLEASE.

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  6. @Tracy you on point becuz they was taring up twitter talkin bout how nappy this girl’s hair is. So sad!

    We need to focus on what she has done not her hair. But y’all know women can be shallow like that.

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  7. Ok I’ma be the odd ball out this morning. Congrats to this girl for winning the goal but I mean c’mon she couldn’t slap some braids or cornrows in that hair? if you gon represent us represent us all the way. that’s all i’m sayin.

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    1. Ok I’ma be the odd ball out this morning. Congrats to this girl for winning the goal but I mean c’mon she couldn’t slap some braids or cornrows in that hair? if you gon represent us represent us all the way. that’s all i’m sayin.
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      Wow…can’t even believe u went there when half the girls Gabby’s age hangin out in walmart poppin they coochies in the aisles and you commenting about her hair? There had to be one. I’m proud of her she’s the perfect example for this generation…lord knows she is

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    2. Ok I’ma be the odd ball out this morning. Congrats to this girl for winning the goal but I mean c’mon she couldn’t slap some braids or cornrows in that hair? if you gon represent us represent us all the way. that’s all i’m sayin.
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      came outta lurk mode to tell APPLEBOTTOM to sit yo ignant gullible ass down somewhere. this chile’s hair ain’t the issue her accomplishment is.

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    3. Ok I’ma be the odd ball out this morning. Congrats to this girl for winning the goal but I mean c’mon she couldn’t slap some braids or cornrows in that hair? if you gon represent us represent us all the way. that’s all i’m sayin.
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      Why the negative comment? A young A.A. gymnast just won a Gold medal for the country. What’s there to be negative/cynical about? Oh her hair? GTFOH why? cause it’s not permed and europuen? See how ignorance got the game mixed up and twisted?

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    4. Ok I’ma be the odd ball out this morning. Congrats to this girl for winning the goal but I mean c’mon she couldn’t slap some braids or cornrows in that hair? if you gon represent us represent us all the way. that’s all i’m sayin.
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      Nigga comment # 1 prime example of what i just said.

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  8. Applebottom – before you can comment on Gabby’s hair you need to go back to school and learn how to spell. It’s GOLD not GOAL boo. That’s all I’m saying….

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  9. The devil will always keep people focused on what’s PETTY and not important.

    Congratulations Gabby Douglas a young African American example of excellance. Thank you for making it to the Olympics and living your dream.

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  10. What’s the issue with her hair? It looks fine to me.

    She’s a beautiful chocolate girl with pretty white teeth.

    Go Gabby Douglas – YOU are a winner and with that comes haters~

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  11. These conversations are sad, weak and petty! Grow up people, she WON the gold so who gives a damn about her hair!! —>COSIGN

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  12. THANK GOD THE OLYMPIC JUDGES/PANEL ARE FOCUSED ON GABBY DOUGLAS’ TALENTS AND ABILITIES AND NOT HER HAIR!

    HER HAIR DIDN’T WIN HER THE “GOLD” HER TALENT AND ABILITIES DID!

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    1. Oh and she’s already on cereal boxes..so now haters!
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      Where will you see Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas next? In your grocery store cereal aisle. Douglas will appear on the cover of Corn Flakes boxes.

      According to Sports Business Journal, Douglas signed a sponsorship deal with Kellogg’s after winning the gold medal. She had already signed on to do the Kellogg’s Tour of Champions, a 40-city tour where she and other Olympians will perform for screaming throngs of tweens and their parents.

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  13. I love Gabby’s determination for one so young, it will carry her far in life. In some pictures during the Olympics you can see the determination in her eyes, even when she’s flashing that adorable, a most beautiful smile.

    The lil girl is bad!!!!!

    Now if people like @Applebottom could be half as determined to learn NOT to hate we would all be in a good place right abiut now.

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  14. niggas gon be niggers.

    so if u had a chance between grabbin a perm box or grabbin da gold you mean to tell me some of these ignant negroes will go for the perm and not the gold? gtfoh fa real?

    this chick goin far she gon get her hair str8 later….

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  15. They call her Gabby the flying squirrel bcus she’s so quick but I say she’s Gabby the flying princess…God bless her.

    She’s the 1st African American to average in both sectures. Go Gabby!!

    She should make us all proud, this is a good thing

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    1. They call her Gabby the flying squirrel bcus she’s so quick but I say she’s Gabby the flying princess…God bless her.
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      Adriane,
      FYI: Her Chinese Coach gave her that name, in China they use animals as different meanings in there astrology and horoscope, squirrel is nibble and agile and has great balance and is quick on it’s feet. It also means playful, Resourceful, passion, vitality, sociable and preparation. So it’s not an insult or negative from her coach, he named her that for these reasons.

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  16. oh and yeah, not responding to the ignorant comments about her hair. her hair ain’t got shit compared to where these wins is gonna take her.

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  17. I guess it’s alright for us to be the proverbial “crabs in a barrel” as long as the weave is tight. So Sad ..

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  18. People are crazy!
    The last thing I was thinking about during Gabby’s performance was the condition of her hair. I was too thrilled at her ability in each discipline, and it is that, along with her prodigious talent and not her hair, that led to her earning two gold medals at this Olympics.

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  19. we need a “thumbs up” and “thimbs down” comment button on here. i just read one comment that was jsut sooo un-necessary. and for the twitterers to be talking about this girl’s hair is so riduculously besides the point. that’s the problem some of us are so caught up how we look, we can’t get no damn where in life.

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  20. Gabby Douglas is an American hero

    YES SHE IS!!!! THEREFORE WHAT’S ON HER HEAD DON’T MATTER IT’S ABOUT WHAT’S IN IT THAT DOES…WHICH IS WHY SHE IS NOW AN OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WINNER AND COMING TO A SUPERMARKET CEREAL BOX NEAR YOU!!!!!

    DUECES HATERS*

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  21. yes she won and that is what’s imporatant but i seriously hope she’ll get that nappy head combed, straighten, curled or something.

    #don’tjudgemeit’smyopinion

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    1. yes she won and that is what’s imporatant but i seriously hope she’ll get that nappy head combed, straighten, curled or something.

      #don’tjudgemeit’smyopinion
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      Um STFU please!!! and thank you. becuz i know you ain’t made half a success outta ya life that this girl has

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    2. yes she won and that is what’s imporatant but i seriously hope she’ll get that nappy head combed, straighten, curled or something.

      #don’tjudgemeit’smyopinion
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      See @Angelhair, your comment was not necessary. why did you have to call her a nappy head? that’s like me now calling you an ignorant bitch! we know our hair comes in all textures but to call her a nappy head? we didn’t need to read what you were thinking just like you didn’t have to say it

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    3. I had to come for a chick on facebook for talking about her hair.

      Don’t make me come for you @Angelhair.

      I’m so proud of Gabby!!!! Congrats to her

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    4. yes she won and that is what’s imporatant but i seriously hope she’ll get that nappy head combed, straighten, curled or something.

      #don’tjudgemeit’smyopinion
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      OH STFU please!

      Will U do that for us?

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  22. Thank you for an olympic post Ms. Bell 🙂 …Gabby Douglas the first African American to win a Gold metal in her competition. If I had a little sister she would look just like Gabby Douglas.

    Congratulations to her ….she’s an excellent gymnast and a great athlete.

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  23. can’t believe them twitter niggers is talkin bout her hair. like that’s gonna make her. this girl is exceptional and should be commended.

    Congrats to her.

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  24. I’m so proud of this girl Gabby Douglass, to go for her dream, and so young. More of our black girls should think like her. Everytime I see those freeze frames of her leaping over that balance beam, it just speaks to the heights of where you can go, if you break the chains of your mind.

    GO GABBY!!!!

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  25. I think it’s a shame the way people are carrying on about this. I just hope her parent’s have lifted her spirits, so this type of nonsense will not break her. This is a child, she shouldn’t have to read bullshit and see pictures with silly azz capitions written about her hair. This is a triumph moment in her life and this is what she should be excited about! Not the bullshit from haters.

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  26. Congratulations Gabby Douglas People need to stop worrying about petty stuff and look at what she just achieve. With the proper guidance from her family this other stuff will not matter. She went for the gold and achieved her spot in history, everything else is irrelevant. Not all black people care about her hair this is stupid

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  27. Gabby is the bomb! That girl pretty much nailed her routines.

    But just because people are commenting on her hair does not mean they are not focusing on how great she is.. I think she is beyond great, but I do agree that they could’ve tightened up her pony tail just a teeny bit more for the television.

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  28. God has his hand on Gabby. No weapon formed……, ya’ll. I was so proud last night cause Gabby did the dang thang on that floor, she werked it ALLL THE WAY OUTTTTTTTTT. what’s even better is she is sweet as pie, she is such a thoughtful and warm young women..God bless her.

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  29. Gabby is America’s new “Golden Girl”.

    And while some of y’all at the hair salon gettin gold highlights she @ the olympics winning gold medals.

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  30. This hair talk is ridculous, who started it? It really need to end. She’s a little girl, who are they trying to compare her too?

    Flo jo was the only athlete that really got down like that..Hair and nails but that was her thing. She was a grown arse women that wanted to set a trend, but that little girl ain’t thinking about nothing but vaults. Folks need to get a life.

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    1. This hair talk is ridculous, who started it? It really need to end. She’s a little girl, who are they trying to compare her too?

      Flo jo was the only athlete that really got down like that..Hair and nails but that was her thing. She was a grown arse women that wanted to set a trend, but that little girl ain’t thinking about nothing but vaults. Folks need to get a life.
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      I totally agree!

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    2. This hair talk is ridculous, who started it? It really need to end. She’s a little girl, who are they trying to compare her too?
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      doesn’t matter cause she’s PAID!

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      1. This hair talk is ridculous, who started it? It really need to end. She’s a little girl, who are they trying to compare her too?
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        doesn’t matter cause she’s PAID!
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        that’s what i just said…..cosign

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  31. Go Gabi! Fuck the haters, we are no longer bound by chains, because we are now bound by weave! You just do you, because in a couple of years these same hating azz bishes, will be singing your praises!

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  32. Imma need folks to leave her da hell alone

    Little girl with the press and curl
    Age eight I got a Jheri curl
    Thirteen I got a relaxer
    I was a source of so much laughter
    Fifteen when it all broke off
    Eighteen and I went all natural
    February two thousand and two I
    Went on and did what I had to do
    Beause it was time to change my life
    To become the woman that I am inside
    Ninety-seven dreadlocks all gone
    Looked in the mirror for the first time and saw that
    HEY…

    [Chorus]
    I am not my hair
    I am not this skin
    I am not your ex-pec-tations no no
    I am not my hair
    I am not this skin
    I am a soul that lives within

    [India.Arie]
    Good hair means curls and waves
    Bad hair means you look like a slave
    At the turn of the century
    It’s time for us to redefine who we be
    You can shave it off
    Like a South African beauty
    Or get in on lock
    Like Bob Marley
    You can rock it straight
    Like Oprah Winfrey
    If its not what’s on your head
    It’s what’s underneath and say
    HEY….
    I am not my hair
    I am not this skin
    I am not your ex-pec-tations no no
    I am not my hair
    I am not this skin
    I am a soul that lives within

    (oh, oh, oh)
    Does the way I wear my hair make me a better person?
    (Whoa, whoa, whoa)
    Does the way I wear my hair make me a better friend? nooo…
    (Whoa, whoa, whoa)
    Does the way I wear my hair determine my integrity?
    (Whoa, whoa, whoa)
    I am expressing my creativity…
    Breast Cancer and Chemotherapy
    Took away her crowning glory
    She promised God if she was to survive
    She would enjoy everyday of her life ooh…
    On national television
    Her diamond eyes are sparkling
    Bald headed like a full moon shining
    Singing out to the whole wide world like
    HEY…
    I am not my hair
    I am not this skin
    I am not your ex-pec-tations no no
    I am not my hair
    I am not this skin
    I am a soul that lives within

    I am not my hair
    I am not this skin
    I am not your ex-pec-tations no no
    I am not my hair
    I am not this skin
    I am a soul that lives within(2)

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  33. I love when other black people think like me. All I could do was smh with all the comments. The young lady made history in less than a week and all yall can talk about is her hair? I didn’t chime in or give an opinion at all yesterday.

    Congratulations to her. Not many people get to accomplish something so great at such a young age – in whatever their field or lane is. The young lady made history. That’s huge. They mention her name from here til eternity, there’s history attached. She’s on her way to being set for life. I remember when Mary Lou Retton won her Gold medal. Her ass never worked another day in her life.

    I’m sure the next debate is gabby’s financial success in comparison to Mary Lou Retton, race, etc.

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  34. GABBY “GOLDEN” DOUGLAS IS ON THE COVER OF TIME MAGAZINE WHILE YOUR FAKE-HAIRED DAUGHTER IS TRYING TO GET ON THE LATEST COVER OF BIG BOOTY HO’S XXL!
    #BOOM 🙂

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  35. Hey er’body
    Gabby SLAYED on that floor routine, I was weeping like I had met sweet baby Jesus.
    As far as the topic My girl did it last night, and I was so happy to see her family in the stands. She is so humble, thoughtful, and respectful and most importantly she gives the glory to Kang Jesus. No matter what ppl do to try to knock this girl down it won’t work cause God has got her covered, gwan head Gabby.
    Ready for track and field

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  36. all these twitter fools did was give her a multi million dollar ‘dark and lovely’ contract cause those hair companies are going to come at her hard. I love Gabby’s love cause shes one of the few teenagers that maintain her innocent appeal. Let the fools, haters and the naysayers keep talking Gabby will be laughing all the way to the bank

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  37. Sorry I’m posting so late….I work for a financial institution and it’s the third….nough said: Furthermore, this is just plain sad!!! What difference does it make about the texture of her hair……bytches really need to stop!!! And this is a BABY…she’s 16 years of age. GOODNESS!!!

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    1. Sorry I’m posting so late—>ok you apologizing like somebody gon whoop ur ass n shit. just say what you gotta say. we ain’t mad cause u rollin up in here late..hail some of us still in here.

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    2. Im 3 Christmases late, but I just HAD to comment… ummm, I dont see 1 single problem with her hair.. am I missing something?

      BTW: I LOVE this precious Gabby young lady!!

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  38. they callin her america’s princess but she black folks princess and symbol of success!

    Go Gabby Douglas!!!!!!!!

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  39. Ain’t nothing wrong with Gabby’s hair for #1

    #2 her hair is irrelevant, esp. when you are a gymnast you gonna sweat anyway.

    3rd and lastly, this girl is now an olympic gold medalist do y’all know how she has set herself up for life? this lil girl is p.a.i.d. so damn her hair she can always get that done later. this girl had her eye on the prize and look where it landed her.

    Go Gabby!!! Some of us are really proud of you. 🙂

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  40. Where is Tracy? AKA Blog Queen…

    Gabby Douglas responded to those who made the comment about her hair. This is what she said: “I don’t know where this is coming from. What’s wrong with my hair?” said Douglas, the first U.S. gymnast to win gold in team and all-around competition. “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.”

    Team Gabby#

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    1. Her hair?!
      It’s pulled back like 99.9% of girls in the Olympics. I just don’t get it.
      God bless her, she did a great job, made the US proud of her!

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      1. The majority of the complaints about her hair came from other black women; they felt she was not representing them well because her hair was “not done.” so fucked up.

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  41. I love that she is a teenager focused on being the best she can be….her hair looks just fine…..get a life people

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  42. Why is it always necessary to find something to criticize? She is a good kid and did a fine job for her country. Leave her alone!

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