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A couple days ago, 16-year-old Gabby Douglas brought home the gold for the USA gymnastic team. Instead of US being happy for and proud of her, WE had to find something to talk about. I mean seriously, with all her hard work and diligence, the only thing WE could think of to go IN on Gabby about is her damn hair?
Monisha Randolph, who runs a blog called Sporty Afros, has really been feeling some-type-of-way about all the things being said about Gabby's hair and I can't say I blame her!
So what's the big deal about Gabby's hair? From what I am reading on Facebook and Twitter, many African American women who are SITTING and WATCHING Gabby compete believe her hair is not "kept."
She needs some gel and a brush…
Someone needs to give her a hair intervention…
She has to "represent"…
If you search Facebook and Twitter, you'll see tons of negative ass comments by US and it's really just ri-damn-diculous if you ask me.
"Have we forgotten that Gabby is competing at Olympics XXX? This is not America's Next Top Model that we're watching. These ladies are participating in a global athletic competition. And the last time I checked when you play a sport, you sweat. I know I do. And when a Black woman who has chosen to wear her hair straight begins to sweat, her hair will (not might) begin to revert back to its natural coily, curly, or kinky state. Does Gabby need to stop every five minutes to check her hair? No. When one experiences back-to-back intense workouts, that person learns what works best on their hair."
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