I have read all your tweets, facebook , messages and emails. Whewww!! I was able to finally upload my youtube video regarding my response to Gabby’s Hair Controversy. I wanted to clear up some misconceptions and clarify a few things regarding Sporty Afros and the controversy. Just fyi- I am very tired!
Gabby has heard all the comments and finally spoke back regarding the comment. According to Huffington Post, Gabby was surprised by the backlash of the hair issue.
I don’t know where this is coming from. What’s wrong with my hair?
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.
Just so you guys know. 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.”