I tried to avoid this topic, but after hearing some women still talking about this the other day, this post is apparently necessary. I have no idea why women, Black women especially, feel the need to talk about Gabby Douglas‘ hair. This 16-year-old girl is making athletic history for our country and you’re worried about the gel on her roots? That has to be one of the dumbest criticisms I’ve ever heard thrown at an athlete. So in case these detractors don’t know how stupid they are, let me fill them in.
Do you know how many African-American women have won the individual all-around gold medal in gymnastics? One. Do you know who that is? Gabby Douglas. She’s also the first American gymnast to ever win both the team and individual all-around events. Did I mention she was 16? She’s done something no other Olympian has ever done and the topic of conversation is a perm? Simple-minded motherfuckers make me sick. I can guarantee that half of the women criticizing Gabby’s hair can’t run a lap on a damn track. I’d like to see a naysayer get up on that balance beam and bust their freshly-weaved ass. By the way, are we forgetting this is athletics? Who the fuck goes to the hairdresser and then sweats it out? That’s ass-backwards son. Instead of celebrating this young lady for what she’s accomplished, peons try to find irrelevant ways to bring her down.
In the end, I already know what’s going to be a cold dose of reality for the idiots out there. Next time you go to the supermarket, and you’re looking for some cereal to eat for breakfast, pick up the box of Corn Flakes with Gabby’s face on it. I’m sure that’ll help you realize your life isn’t shit. Good day.