I can't believe that instead of celebrating the fact that we have a wonderful role model who is inspiring millions of little Black Girls around the world some people have the audacity of criticizing her on her hair?
Let's not talk about the flawless routines that earned her Gold medals at the age of 16.
Let's not talk about how she worked through the blood, sweat and tears to reach a point of excellence.
Let's not talk about the sacrifices she's made, leaving home to live with a host family at the tender age of 14 just to train for a moment such as this! She saw her her mother 4 times in 2 years.
Let's not talk about how she is the first American gymnast ever to win both the team and individual all-around gold at the same Olympics.
Let's not talk about how she has become the first African American woman to win the gold medal in the all-around gymnastics competition.
Let's not talk about how she has 90 million dollars in endorsement to date. Setting her future up for incredible success (if managed properly of course)
Let's talk about her hair?
Maybe her hairstyle isn't appropriate for twerking on the streets, but it's functional. It looks just like every other competitor out there, gelled back with clips in a ponytail. Could you imagine her hair with a huge weave trying to see through it as she flies between the uneven bars? Or better yet, falling off as she leaps on the balance beam?
It just goes to show that you will never please everyone.
I saw a quote once that said: "You can be the biggest, juiciest, ripest peach in the entire world and there will still be someone who doesn't like peaches."
So go ahead Little Black Girl. Whip your 90 million dollar hair, Gabby! You deserve the successes you worked so hard for!