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Gabby Douglas Forced to Address Hair Controversy Because YOU Won’t Let it Go

by Robert Littal | Posted on Sunday, August 5th, 2012
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I understand people want their opinions to be heard.

But, after you have said something a 100 times, it is time to move on. It doesn’t matter what the opinion is after a while you are becoming part problem.

If you are consistently, daily, hourly screaming about why people shouldn’t be talking about Gabby’s hair you are also the problem.

It is like people who constantly talk about how their dislike Skip Bayless’ opinions but watch and debate 1st Take religiously.  Don’t blame Skip because you are watching and making him relevant.  Make your point and move on. That is what I did about Gabby Douglas way before the mainstream media started to come to her defense. I said what I had to say and kept it moving, but because people simply won’t let the issue go, the young woman had to make a statement.

The 16-year-old said Sunday she was a little confused when she logged onto her computer after winning her second gold medal in three days and discovered people were debating her pulled-back look.

“I don’t know where this is coming from. What’s wrong with my hair?” said Douglas, the first U.S. gymnast to win gold in team and all-around competition. “I’m like, `I just made history and people are focused on my hair?’ It can be bald or short, it doesn’t matter about (my) hair.”

I wish she wouldn’t have said anything, because people now will use these quotes (myself included I am not a hypocrite I know what I am doing) to continue to make an issue out of something so stupid it amazes me how fair up the media chain it has risen.

Ironically Serena Williams’ crip walk is what now has captured the mainstream media’s attention and while that is also dumb at least Serena is an adult and not a child who has done such a phenomenal thing in London that is all we really should be talking about.

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  1. A.C says:

    Everyone is whining about every little thing during these Olympics.

  2. mrkkray says:

    It’s a shame that instead of supporting our young people we find things to put them down. I got a idea why don’t have there sons pull their pants up ,stop letting their 12 yr old daughters go out dressed like hoochies and get themselves to a point where there thoughts are relevant because they are perfect.This young lady had to be twice as good as everyone else now she has to take crap from her on people ,wow these people must be the pilars of their communities.

  3. anon says:

    The following sentence does not make sense:

    “It is like people who constantly talk about how their dislike Skip Bayless’ opinions but…”

    Perhaps you meant “… they dislike …”

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