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Gabby's Hair -- An Issue of Life and Death?

Derick5 Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 3:13 PM
I had no idea, not even the slightest clue, that hair was such a big deal to so many people. That I don't have any might be part of my ignorance. It blows my mind. I can only tell you what I saw! I saw a very attractive young girl who did a darn good job of upholding the spirit that should be the Olympics. And obviously, reading in the aftermath, she is keeping her sense of perspective. Good for her! Derick
Gabrielle Douglas became the fourth American -- and first black female -- to win a gold medal in women's individual all-around gymnastics. Effervescent and attractive, Gabby stands to make millions of dollars in endorsements. But she has received criticism -- in the social media, via Twitter, Facebook and, according to The Daily Beast, several "black blogs."

It's about her hair:

"Gabby Douglas gotta do something with this hair! These clips and this brown gel residue aint it." "She needs some gel and a brush." "She has to 'represent.'" "My mama sitting (here) screaming at Gabby Douglas on...