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Shameful Gabby Douglas Hair Haters

GretchenGretchen AdministratorPosts: 8,424Administrators, Moderators Administrator
Did y'all see this?

Haters Need to Shut the Hell Up About Gabby Douglas' Hair

Some people are so godawful.

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  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Some people need to get a life.
  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users
    Really. Why don't people just take a seat and shut up?
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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    If and when any of the naysayers win a gold medal, then maybe we can listen. Otherwise, shut the hell up!!!


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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I think she is adorable and unusually charismatic.

    Who cares what she does with her hair?
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  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 8,424Administrators, Moderators Administrator
    claudine19 wrote: »
    I think she is adorable and unusually charismatic.

    Who cares what she does with her hair?

    I agree. Who cares about her hair; she's extremely talented and works hard. She earned a gold medal!

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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,235Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I don't even get it. I looked at a bunch of pictures of her and I don't see the issue. I love her hair! And she is adorable in addition to being one of the top athletes in the world!
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  • Bookworm5Bookworm5 Posts: 102Registered Users
    Good grief, I can't get my hair to look halfway decent when I'm just sitting in my house all day! :tongue10:

    I think I'd have a few choice words to say to anyone who expected mine to look red carpet perfect while I was winning a freaking gold medal! That young woman is amazing! Way too many hateful people in the world!
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  • itsKelCeeEeeitsKelCeeEee Posts: 1,084Registered Users
    Omg these morons need to have several seats! I'm glad so many realize how idiotic that woman sounded though.

    When any haters get a gold metal while rocking blown out Vogue worthy locks and stick their landings with no form of "hair flaws", then they can open her mouth. This chick's done more than quite a bit of people have done in their lives.


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  • anagrayanagray Posts: 12Registered Users
    It's sad to see that after all we've been through as African americans and dealing with racism, we not only have to deal with it but we also have to deal with our own kind putting us down for how we wear our hair, if it's real or fake, light skin vs dark skin, if I talk black or sound white (whatever that's supposed to mean). It amazes me that we can't we just be happy that we in ally have made progress and arab African American girl can be on an Olympic team! Get it oh ether people we have enough to deal with than worrying about someone's hair
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,677Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I was just reading about her on the olympics thread but had no idea who she was. I've just looked at her pic here and now have no idea what people are talking about. She's a gymnast with her hair pulled back - isn't that what all gymnasts do? Think I must be missing something here.
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  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    ^^It's just some black women who relax their hair and are always afraid that it is not BONE straight, freshly done and sleeked all the way down to their scalp. So they think that everything that's not that is not "kept" and is untidy.
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It's mind boggling. :confused: I was thrilled that she got the gold. She's totally adorable and I hope she gets a zillion $$$$offers. Go Gabby!!!
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  • BlackAngelPlayahBlackAngelPlayah Posts: 1,419Registered Users
    So... Basically she should be wearing She'naynay wigs to make these ghetto b*tches happy? She's already permed,(or at least straightened) what the hell do they want?


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  • itsKelCeeEeeitsKelCeeEee Posts: 1,084Registered Users
    So... Basically she should be wearing She'naynay wigs to make these ghetto b*tches happy? She's already permed,(or at least straightened) what the hell do they want?


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    They want to feel better about the fact that they're 30 and feel unfulfilled about their own accomplishments...and their chemically burnt off stubby ponytails.

    "Gel and a brush." Speaking for myself personally, if I used either of those things my hair would break off like crazy. And from all the pizzermed ladies I meet, the ones with stubby ponytails love those things the most.

    "She gotta represent." Please. Ya'll need to SIT.


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  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Wtf?? I can't even believe that came up!! I could go on and on about why that's ridiculous - both obvious and less so - but it's all just so shallow and PATHETIC AND UTTERLY IRRELEVANT that I'm left essentially speechless.

    She's an athlete. It's the OLYMPICS, not a beauty pageant.

    It's sickening.
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  • elizardelizard Posts: 284Registered Users
    not only that... i can't see a thing wrong with her hair. i remember seeing girls in gym class with gel dripping down their faces, and believe me, gabby's look is better!
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  • JewelCurlsJewelCurls Posts: 191Registered Users
    Also... All the U.S. girls are wearing the exact same hairstyle (at least all the ones I saw), so why is everyone going nuts only over her hair? I saw 4 girls complete uneven bars, and their hair all looked the same. She had a couple extra pins in the front so actually hers was slightly better looking than some of the other girls. It's a sporty hairstyle! What's the big deal?
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  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    I loved the comment where someone said "raise your hand if you have a gold medal" and pretty much told everyone else to have a seat. LOL

    I can't say I'm surprised by the hater response. These are the same ignorant women who don't exercise because they "don't want to sweat their perms out." so they would rather be oveweight with Diatebes and high blood pressure. Whatever!!

    I'm glad people are speaking out in support. Congats, Gabby.
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  • lawlaw Posts: 228Registered Users
    I can't believe something that small and stupid ever came up. While watching the gymnastics competition Gabby's hair style never even entered my mind. What in the world are those morons thinking? They just need to get a life.
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    Starmie wrote: »
    I was just reading about her on the olympics thread but had no idea who she was. I've just looked at her pic here and now have no idea what people are talking about. She's a gymnast with her hair pulled back - isn't that what all gymnasts do? Think I must be missing something here.

    I'm not seeing it either. I only noticed her hair for like .5 second because she pressed it or relaxed it and because of this site, I notice things like that. Then I remember thinking, welp, she has typical gymnast hair, pulled back and out of the way. Moving on ...

    Then I noticed how talented she is. Then I noticed her amazing smile. Then I went back to watching how talented she is and that's where I've been ever since.
  • SpiralSpunkSpiralSpunk Posts: 243Registered Users
    I'm still a bit confused as to what they're talking about. I don't see anything wrong with her hair.

    If anything I'm thinking it looks pretty long and wondering how she keeps it straight through competitions. But really I wasn't even thinking about her hair until I read about these comments.

    Some women feel threatened by any attention another woman is getting and the first thing they go for is the hair.
  • CurlsWannaHaveFunCurlsWannaHaveFun Posts: 251Registered Users
    Ugh. I love these two twitter replys:

    If you want to ride Gabby Douglas for her hair, you should be open to her coming over to critique your muscle tone.
    -Amanda Marcotte

    People busy talking about Gabby Douglas not having her hair done?? She's busy sweating & WINNING GOLD MEDALS.. you're on TWITTER. Right.
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  • raindearraindear Posts: 356Registered Users
    If we send beauty queens to the Olympics---other countries will take home all the medals, but these couch potatoes will have something to look at...I guess.

    You go girl. You're the kind of representative we need.
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  • rymorg2rymorg2 Posts: 2,571Registered Users
    LOL on those last two twitters. LOVE 'EM!

    I think it's ridiculous that they're putting her down about her hair. She won GOLD for goodness sake. Gabby, we are PROUD of you!

    I feel it though, although not on as grand a scale as her. As a stylist you should hear the number of fellow stylists who talk about curly or wurly hair as looking "unkempt". And I hear curlies say their hair is "bad". Nope, just have to know how to care for it. ;)
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  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,677Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    coilynapp wrote: »
    ^^It's just some black women who relax their hair and are always afraid that it is not BONE straight, freshly done and sleeked all the way down to their scalp. So they think that everything that's not that is not "kept" and is untidy.

    Seriously? Good grief :confused5:
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  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Interesting that there are comments about a young woman's hair - an NO comments about the female swimmers obviously wearing some kind of waterproof eye makeup. It makes me sad that this kind of petty behavior occurs relative to such a talented young person. Its HER hair. These negative persons should MYOB.
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    Starmie wrote: »
    coilynapp wrote: »
    ^^It's just some black women who relax their hair and are always afraid that it is not BONE straight, freshly done and sleeked all the way down to their scalp. So they think that everything that's not that is not "kept" and is untidy.

    Seriously? Good grief :confused5:

    oh, yeah there are black women who have a near panic attact at 3 or 4 weeks post relaxer when the slightest bit of kink or curl starts to show. Many relax more often than recommended and not surprisingly many have burnt out their edges. As far as the issue of black women, straight hair and exercise, I think you should find this link helpful.
    Surgeon General Calls for Health Over Hair - NYTimes.com

    I know women of other races face backlash for wearing their natural curly hair. I can only speak for what I've experienced as a black woman. We tend to catch all kinds of hell from family, friends, coworkers and even bold strangers on the street about out decision to wear our "nappy" or "slave" hair. So for many of us the hair criticism hits a sensitve chord. It doesn't help that some curlies like myself started getting chemicals at a young age and never learned to care for our natural hair. So when we went natural it was a lot of trial and error and yes our hair look a hot mess. Instead of support we got nasty comments. Then once you do your research, learn your hair, and get it looking great, and the naysayers and haters all dismiss your hard work as you have "good hair" or you must be "mixed or biracial." I think for black woman to wear her natural hair in our society she has to have a very strong backbone.
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  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    adthomas, I have often wondered why so few African American women have their hair natural. When I was coming of age, it was a social and political, "Black is Beautiful" statement, for a woman - and a man, too, for that matter, to have their hair natural. Thank you for providing this information. We Jewish women experience similar pressures; not the same, but similar.
  • jaclyn15jaclyn15 Posts: 227Registered Users
    This kind of rhetoric is so upsetting to me. Women face so much pressure to fit into an unrealistic, narrow definition of beauty... and we're all victims of that pressure.

    But beyond that, we penalize women for putting themselves in the public arena (so that they can pursue their goals and dreams) by subjecting them to this kind of unfair scrutiny. Basically, any women who enters the public eye can and WILL be torn apart... about what she is wearing (is it too sexy? not feminine enough?), her age (she looks too young to be taken seriously! she is old and tired looking!), her sexuality (did you hear who she's dating? she is such a !*(&#)... really, everything about her appearance and life seem to be fair game. And while I'm sure men don't escape prejudices completely, it is certainly not the same for them. Nobody would question a male CEO or politician's credibility because he wore a bad outfit or didn't have his hair freshly dyed.

    We NEED to stop sending women the message that their value is defined by their appearance. I want more Gabbys to be proud to show off their talents and abilities loudly and proudly!!!!
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  • bleuyteuybleuyteuy Posts: 273Registered Users
    I just hope that when she's all the shade people are throwing at her she also sees the love people are trying to show. Regardless of how her hair looked during competition she did amazing. Dominated in every event and accomplished something bigger than most people ever will even get close to and at such a young age. Not only that but she seemed so humble and sweet about it. I hope that she pays no mind to those ignorant comments and comes back for the gold next time. And I agree with the twitter comment someone posted about if they want to critique her hair they should let her come over and critique their muscle tone. That girl looked GOOD forget them haters!
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