Monday, August 6, 2012

Her Hair? Really??

This is a problem I have with social networking now of days....It makes otherwise small minded and unimportant people feel as though they are instant celebrities..Makes people who should not be heard heard!
I know that there are people out there who might be saying the same thing about me....but I digress....

Thanks to Twitter more so than Facebook...people actually think that because they follow a celebrity, they can actually talk to them and have an impact on their lives...

I might as well get to the meat and potatoes of what I'm actually angry about..

In case you're wondering..Women's gymnastics all-around champion Gabby Douglass likes her hairstyle just fine, thanks.Okay???

The 16-year-old said Sunday she was a little confused when she logged onto her computer after winning her second gold medal in three days and discovered people were debating her pulled-back look.
''I don't know where this is coming from. What's wrong with my hair?'' said Gabby 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.'' I agree with her... What hurts me to my heart is that most of the tweets were coming from other African -American Women...In fact ,probably ALL of the tweets were coming from "sistas" criticizing this girl's hair!   Her HAIR?? REALLY??
She just became the first African-American well as maybe the first American female period to do what she did and these women are on twitter tweeting about why didn't somebody do her hair!!!
It's the Olympics...who the hell besides you care?
These women have been criticized royally , as they should have on Facebook and Twitter and they probably have gone underground! I wish all of the mean spirited and narrow minded people who give their unwanted opinions on Facebook and Twitter would just go away....but then...we wouldn't have any fun would we?

Just so you know..Gabby 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 only reason why they probably will is because they are getting so much negative feedback for their comments. They ought to know better...but unfortunately, we still have some people in our own race who would rather say something unkind or negative about one of our own who does good , rather than be happy for  them.
Crabs in a barrel anyone??

' '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.'' I agree.

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.

If I were her...I'd just go on with my life and ignore the small minded....While she's getting all that endorsement money and living the good life.....Her haters and all those worried about her hair can continue to live in anonomity and tweet and do hateful status updates... Maybe one day they'll get a reality show!


Toni said...

Thank You!

Brenda said...

Couldn't have said it better myself!

LadyLee said...

That's how we do, bruh... we are crabs in a barrel. That mentality still sticks.

I hope she learns a lesson at the age of 16 that I wish that I would've learned. Surround yourself with people who will help and uplift you and help you be a better you. No one else matters.

Keith said...



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