Okay, so she didn’t exactly say it like that but that’s how she meant it. In an interview with Associate Press, Gabby talks about being confused over the controversy of her own hair.
Via Huffington Post
“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.”
Douglas uses gel, clips and a ponytail holder to keep things in place while she competes, a style she’s worn for years.
“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.”
The bubbly teenager is the first African-American gymnast to win her sport’s biggest prize. She had no idea she was lighting up social media until she Googled herself hours after winning her gold medal.
“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.”
Crazy thing is, I may be the only person the planet that doesn’t see what the fuss is about her hair. Even if she hadn’t made history, I don’t get what the problem is. She has thick hair, full edges and a great length. What’s the issue here? I’m sorry, with all of the women who have their edges on life support, I can’t possibly fix my mind to see anything wrong with Gabby’s hair. Is it not as slick as people want it to be? Is it because of the clips and gel that she uses to keep her hair out of her face while she’s out there WINNING? She is 16 years old and sweating out her hair daily. She has the rest of her life to be concerned about Indian Remy weave. Til then, she’s going to keep counting those Corn Flakes dollars and stunting while the haters stay mad.