Olympian Gabby Douglas premiered a new, sleek hairstyle this week as she returned from the London Games after her gold medal wins…And critics are still dissing her locks!
When you win not one, but two gold medals in the Olympics, become the first African American to win the all-around and team gold, people are supposed to praise your talent, not break you down for your appearance. Unfortunately that’s what it’s been like for Douglas. At just 16 years old, she’s gotten just as much attention for her hair as Bieber got for his when he finally cut the swiped style. Only this time people are being extremely negative no matter how Douglas looks.
When she won two gold medals, critics were peeved that her ponytail looked unkempt. Douglas responded that people shouldn’t care about her hair. But now that she’s back and hitting the press tour, she underwent a makeover and is still getting hate mail over her hairdo.
She went to celebrity stylist and What Not To Wear star, Ted Gibson for a beautiful new head of hair, and people are still not happy because now it appears that she only changed her hair because of the public scrutiny from the London Games.
Maybe she didn’t care what people had to say and just wanted to look nice for the publicity stops she has coming up, including the Tonight Show, The Late Show and America’s Got Talent.
Not one to show she cares about the hate she’s receiving, Douglas hasn’t spoken up about the new wave of critics and only talks of the real news, her wins, “I was just so happy representing Team USA and being up on the podium.”