Gabby Douglas: Hair-Gate


Gabby Douglas winning gold was supposed to be the highlight of her night. However, some viewers made the special event of her accomplishing such a great feat, more about her hair than about her phenomenal abilities.  Gabby Douglas is obviously African American and her hair requires more effort to keep in place. Some didn’t like the texture of her hair, some didn’t like that they could see gel residue around her scalp, and some people just flat out don’t care for her style. Here are a collection of tweets that have been building on Twitter since gabby took the international stage.

Spotswood Rice

Thats an olympic sport too! RT : In Olympic news, why hasn’t anyone tried to fix Gabby Douglas’ hair?

C. Renée

on another note, gabby douglas gotta do something with this hair! these clips and this brown gel residue aint it!