While the world cheers on Gabby Douglas for being the first African-American Olympic all-around champion to win gold and for helping the U.S. gymnastic team win gold in London, many are criticizing the 16-year-old for what they consider unkempt hair.
It shouldn’t matter if her hair has clips, gel, locs, a weave, wig or even a big red bow; she’s not competing in a Bronner Brothers hair show our walking the runway at New York Fashion week. I think some people are completely missing the focus of the competition by paying attention to her appearance rather than her talents.
While those negative people are sitting behind their keyboards or mobile phones, Gabby is making history. Let’s all make history!
It’s time for people to stop tearing each other down because of their appearance, class, race, sexual orientation and so forth. Let’s show this 16-year-old and the rest of the world that is watching that we are UNITED and stand fully behind our team.