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Haters Need to Shut the Hell Up About Gabby Douglas' Hair
xojane.com ^ | 8/2/12 | Dodal Stewart

Posted on 08/08/2012 4:23:12 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

As of yesterday, 16-year-old Gabby Douglas is officially an Olympic gold medalist. But some people watching her compete weren't focusing on her floor exercise --they were distracted by her hair.

Monisha Randolph, who runs a blog called Sporty Afros, has been dismayed with what she's seen:

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"…

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012olympics; africanamericans; chat; gabbydouglas; racism
The writer goes on to say black hair is considered "political" and that Gabby is being disrespected because she has "white person's hair".

Also this revelation:

... "A large number of Black women do not work out because of their beloved hairstyle. This is so sad and this is why Sporty Afros was created. We are here to help women with their workout hair care solutions and crush excuses such as 'I can't workout because of my hair.'"

I had no idea.

I HAVE heard Gabby is a Christian who gives Jesus the glory for her success. Thank God for young women like her.

1 posted on 08/08/2012 4:23:19 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I noted that several of the critical comments on Gabby’s hair were from fellow black people. So this was not a racial thing(entirely).


2 posted on 08/08/2012 4:31:13 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Are they upset with her hair.......or her success?


3 posted on 08/08/2012 4:37:18 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: SoFloFreeper

It is clear. Gabby is having problems handling the pressure. She has great talent but and she could be great next time and maybe win more if she is not too old for her sport.


4 posted on 08/08/2012 4:41:14 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: luvbach1

Yeah, I think it WAS racism...racism on the part of the hateful blacks who were ripping Gabby for having “white” hair.


5 posted on 08/08/2012 4:48:03 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ahh... Facebook and Twitter command central for Idiocracy. Why do people care what complete strangers think?


6 posted on 08/08/2012 5:00:28 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ryan71

Her hair. Seriously. I saw Gwen Torrance on an Atlanta news station yesterday and she was talking about how “important hair was to black women.” For real. I cannot comprehend that culture. Although it could explain when I was living in Cynthia McKinney’s district she used to hold seminars at her headquarters on black women hairstyles...


7 posted on 08/08/2012 5:03:27 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

They’re just catty old women who hate other, more successful women. Sarah Palin was treated this way too. Just about every female has experienced this kind of treatment sometime in their life. For the famous it’s just more intense, like with Sarah and Gaby.


8 posted on 08/08/2012 5:04:01 AM PDT by virgil
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To: SoFloFreeper
Someone needs to give her a hair intervention

Some people need a STFU intervention.

9 posted on 08/08/2012 5:19:31 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Gabby Douglas wears her hair just about the same as every other gymnast in the Olympics - and the same as Michelle Obama. Only a racist would complain that she's not fitting their image of a black girl. She fits my image of an all-American girl, and she has my respect for both her talent and her character.

10 posted on 08/08/2012 5:33:02 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

It is women, not a particular culture/race. I have a coworker that has “money” problems, but will not miss her $100 hair appointment because keeping her hair “blonde” in her forties is such a high priority.


11 posted on 08/08/2012 5:38:20 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: luvbach1
I noted that several of the critical comments on Gabby’s hair were from fellow black people. So this was not a racial thing(entirely).

Actually, it's ENTIRELY a "racial thing," by people who see every aspect of life through relations to race.

These are the same people who say that using good grammar is "trying to talk white" (sic), studying and getting good grades in school is "trying to act white," and refuse to divorce the entire criminal thug culture from race, and claim gangs membership and violence is "a black thing."

It's completely racial AND despicable!

Mark

12 posted on 08/08/2012 5:40:38 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What a lovely young lady! Beauty starts within, and Gabby Douglas has a real sparkle in her eyes. She earned her gold medal with hard work and brilliant performances, and she has conducted herself with grace, poise and dignity. Well done, Gabby Douglas!


13 posted on 08/08/2012 5:45:13 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: SoFloFreeper

I have a message for those haters on Gabby’s hair.

She got the “bling” that truly means something.


14 posted on 08/08/2012 6:02:45 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Pollster1

It’s sort of what I called “ballet” or dancer’s hair. Worn off the forehead, pulled back from the ears and put into a tight bun. You can’t be a gymnist with hair falling into your eyes and mouth.

But black women do have trouble with their hair. I know it’s a big issue with them.


15 posted on 08/08/2012 7:01:42 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: SoFloFreeper

So, we have black women criticizing Gabby’s hair and a NY Times writer ripped Lolo Jones re being a high profile woman first and a failing runner who does not live up to expectations.

It appears to me that it is all about demeaning the two girls for hard work. Jealosy plain and simple.


16 posted on 08/08/2012 7:30:47 AM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: MarkL

Was all of the criticism of Gabby Douglas’ hair from black people?


17 posted on 08/08/2012 8:01:41 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“....many African American women who are SITTING and WATCHING Gabby compete believe her hair is not “kept.””

My guess is that these complainers are a bunch of fat, monster butted cows. Would they be happy if she stuck a bone through her hair? Such a bunch of fools.

Gabby’s hair looks fine. Cheer her on, she’s an American for crying out loud.


18 posted on 08/08/2012 8:09:11 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Pollster1
She fits my image of an all-American girl, and she has my respect for both her talent and her character.

And her delightful smile doesn't hurt a bit!

19 posted on 08/08/2012 8:27:53 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: luvbach1
Was all of the criticism of Gabby Douglas’ hair from black people?

It doesn't matter if those people criticizing her hair are black or white. If they're criticizing her hair based on her race, those booger eating morons are viewing everything through a racial prism.

Mark

20 posted on 08/08/2012 9:47:05 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Gabby’s teammates tied their hair back in similar fashion as a sign of their solidarity against her critics. Good for them!


21 posted on 08/08/2012 10:37:08 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: luvbach1

Pretty much. What I have seen is black women criticizing her because it wasn’t done up properly...whatever the hell that means...


22 posted on 08/09/2012 5:24:09 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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