Gabby Douglas doesn’t care what you think about her hair

Olympic darling Gabrielle Douglas isn’t bothered by ignorant comments about her hair. She knows that people who talk negatively about others are hurting inside.

In an interview Sunday, the 16-year-old said she read some of the comments on the Internet after winning her 2nd gold medal in the London Olympics.

“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?'”

Douglas says she uses gel, clips and a ponytail holder to keep her hair in place while she competes in the Olympic gymnast competition. She’s worn her hairstyle — a combination of synthetic sew-ins mixed with her real hair — for years.

Gabby had a message for those haters who are fixated on her hair:

“Nothing is going to change,” she said. “I’m going to wear my hair like this during beam and bar finals. You might as well just stop talking about it.”

Gabby’s mother, Natalie Hawkins (pictured above left), is also in the news. Hawkins filed for bankruptcy after using all of her life savings to pay for her daughter’s Olympics aspirations.

According to the Huffington Post, Hawkins filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy documents in Virginia in January.

A Chapter 13 filing allows debtors to pay down their debts over several years, rather than wiping out all debts and starting over.

Hawkins will have a little help paying down her debts. Gabby Douglas reportedly stands to cash in on $10 million dollars in endorsements after the Olympics is over.


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    • Trendsetter

      :tea:

    • thegifted1

      Keep doing you Gabby! History in the Making!!! #TEAMGABBY #TEAMUSA

    • lovezoe

      Sandy- Somethings are not newsworthy, yes other outlets reported on her mom’s financial issues, let’s not dwell on that. Maybe it shows the sacrifice her mom went through. The local news channel here is getting a lot of flack from reporting on it.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a19fc5b0a5b0a826c0a201b8ac191b35.png mzwhang90210

      :cheer1:
      Gabby…Gabby…Gabby!!

      She could be bald headed with 3 strands of hair and I wouldn’t care!
      God Bless her whole family!!

    • jazi65

      Gm ev1 :hi:

      Hell wit the haters Gabby! You keep making us proud!

    • candibfly

      :deadhorse:

    • BoogieNites

      :cheer1: go gabby GO ! :cheer:

      #chittedonem

    • prynsexxx

      I hate ppl! :karate:

      Hawkins filed for bankruptcy after using all of her life savings to pay for her daughter’s Olympics aspirations.

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ DA FVK DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH ANY GAT DAMN THING??????????

    • Razzle Dazzle Boo

      man we love you gabby! dont acknowledge the foolishness! keep tellin em’! :danban1:

    • BoogieNites

      :lol: mzwhang — morning, doll ! :hi:

    • lovezoe

      I love the way Gabby handles herself. Her mom has taught her a great deal about self-confidence. Many, MANY will never accomplish what she has done, but yet here we are STILL discussing her hair.

    • BoogieNites

      Gabby’s mother, Natalie Hawkins (pictured above left), is also in the news. Hawkins filed for bankruptcy after using all of her life savings to pay for her daughter’s Olympics aspirations.

      :rules: OBJECTION! Relevance.

    • Razzle Dazzle Boo

      She could be bald headed with 3 strands of hair and I wouldn’t care
      ——
      :hahaha:

    • prynsexxx

      And furthermore, why are they saying that she filed bankruptcy like it’s a crime or some sh!t? Donald Trump files bankrupt for a LIVING!

    • NaijaGal

      Her parents raised her with confidence and she’s very intelligent…kudos to them…train up a child in the way they should go and when they grow, they will not depart :thumbsup:

      MZWHANG :hug: hey luv…got them shackles off huh

      *Riddle me why these gospel singers on Sunday’s Best feel they need to yell…Leandra was on it last night though, but I turned after her*

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a19fc5b0a5b0a826c0a201b8ac191b35.png mzwhang90210

      :waves:
      Booooogieeeeeeee (spoke in tha otha post too!)
      Pryn
      Candi
      ______________________________
      I LOVE her nonchalant, intelligent response.
      Looks like whats IN her head is more important than whats ON her head.

      Tell em to kiss ya medals Gabby :nana:

    • lovezoe

      Naija- I agree. She seems to be a well-rounded young lady. I love that her host family and her family were sitting together. It takes a lot to send your child off thousands of miles away for them to go their dream.

    • http://Apr0424.wordpress.com boistop

      What you eat don’t make me shyt

      :hi:
      everybodies

    • lovezoe

      It’s amazing. The only place I have seen report Lochte family house being foreclosed on is TMZ and a brief spot on Today, yet Gabby mama all over the news. SMH. ALL Olympians should be praised for doing something what few do.

    • laterthannever

      Good for her.

    • Razzle Dazzle Boo

      @Lovezoe now if only more parents encouraged their children the way gabby’s parents did…not necessarily spend thousands on them but just show and intrest and support them. we would have a lot less kids on the streets doing what ever non sense that theyre doing.

    • prynsexxx

      Lovezoe says:

      I have seen report Lochte family house being foreclosed on
      ____________________

      ….and that he pee’s in the pool during warm-ups and I bet folks think that NASTY sh!t is cute.

      Me no like his nasty self no more. :no:

    • yallcrazy

      Go Gabby!!!! :cheer:

      Donchew listen to those fyolks yo! They re just jealous of who you are!

      We are very proud of you :thumbsup:

    • NaijaGal

      Razzle Dazzle Boo says:

      @Lovezoe now if only more parents encouraged their children the way gabby’s parents did…not necessarily spend thousands on them but just show and intrest and support them. we would have a lot less kids on the streets doing what ever non sense that theyre doing.
      =============================
      they support them…you haven’t seen the youtube videos of the 2 year olds p-popping and booty dropping with their mommas encouraging them? Pole sliding can be a come up :|

      *So is Trey Songs going to get the rapture as Meek Mills for Hail Mary?*

    • Gigi26

      Her mother took a gamble and now she’s going to reap since her daughter has 2 gold medals to her name, and I don’t see how her filing for Chapter 13 has any relevance to this story. At all.

      Gabby is very well spoken and reeks of class. Her parents taught her well.

      And since we’re on her mothers financial status, lets mention the fact that she is paying back her creditors instead of letting them take the L a la Toni Braxton :tea:

    • NaijaGal

      YALLCRAY :hug: where you been :wail: I done missed-ed your font all my life

    • yallcrazy

      Pardon my phone posting errors yall :coffee:

    • Razzle Dazzle Boo

      :offtopic:

      Yo on WGCI in chicago on the morning riot they just said Aubrey Graham is going back to school to get his high school dipoloma and that he didnt get it be cause he stopped to film Degrassi…. :no: lol i thought he was at least home school or tutored

    • Gigi26

      ….and that he pee’s in the pool during warm-ups and I bet folks think that NASTY sh!t is cute.
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      :shock: someone came out with this story?! That is gross. This is exactly why I don’t swim in public pools anymore. I am freaked out about the level of bacteria :no:

    • prynsexxx

      O’an mornin n’chit. :tea:

    • Razzle Dazzle Boo

      they support them…you haven’t seen the youtube videos of the 2 year olds p-popping and booty dropping with their mommas encouraging them? Pole sliding can be a come up
      _____

      :lol: shamefull yet true!

    • NaijaGal

      Razzle Dazzle Boo says:

      Yo on WGCI in chicago on the morning riot they just said Aubrey Graham is going back to school to get his high school dipoloma and that he didnt get it be cause he stopped to film Degrassi…. lol i thought he was at least home school or tutored
      ==========================
      so who’s gonna call out his white momma for letting this happen

    • MsDivaRo

      Good morning errbody :wave: Gabby is looking just like a 16 year old should….that girl is humble and God has her covered!!! Amen

    • Razzle Dazzle Boo

      *home schooled

    • yallcrazy

      Naija, Iwas with you in spirit yo :yes:

      But if anybody asks Imma let them know how I was fixing hairbows in underdeveloped countries :D

      Now gimme a cheer :grill:

    • VDot

      :obama: <- Really says Gabby!

      :cheer:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a19fc5b0a5b0a826c0a201b8ac191b35.png mzwhang90210

      *pops Yallcrazy upside da head*

      LOL @ Naij, @ shakles…cheddup heffa!

      O/T: If anything, the fact that her mom filed for bankruptcy should be seen as just part of great story of triumph over tragedy. At least the woman had VALID reasons for doing so…not designer purses and million dollar mansions with 43 bathrooms.
      Chile boo!

      :woohoo: Happy for Gabby nem.

    • prynsexxx

      Gigi says:

      someone came out with this story?!
      _____________________

      See THAT’S exactly my point. They want to point out folks finances n’chit, but they ain’t said NOTHING about this fukka pissin in the pool. Yes he told Ryan Seacrest that nasty chit. Tambout “it’s something about getting into chlorine water that makes you have to go”…or some nasty :lame: ass excuse for being disgusting! :hurl:

    • MsDivaRo

      :hug: Boogie, MsWhang, Naija, Prynn, Gigi, Yall, LoveZoe!

    • Razzle Dazzle Boo

      :rofl: no wonder this fool walking around here sounding like the biggest punk ever

    • lovezoe

      Naija- Or what about the kids rapping to all the latest songs and cursing as well. :rofl:

      I asked downstairs if anyone saw that clip Tatayana did. Spoofing the Wives’ shows.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a19fc5b0a5b0a826c0a201b8ac191b35.png mzwhang90210

      :waves: Divurrrrrrr

      @boistop..interesting blog! :thumbsup:

    • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=72503781 yanibunny02

      :zzz:

    • lashellebelle

      Maybe if we just don’t comment on these type of stories, they will just go away… :think:

      Somebody throw out a great :offtopic:

      S/N: #GOGOGABBY!!

    • Razzle Dazzle Boo

      i hadnt seen it @lovezoe what’s she talking about?

    • NaijaGal

      YALLCRAY :cheer: ready..ok…to da left, to da left… to da right, to da right…thought you were gone out my life…happy to have you back…tears of joy commence, but if you ever leave again I’m a have to lay the smack…now you’re here let’s have some fun, yay yallcray is back…everybody come on :cheer:

      *somersault, 3 backhands and chinese split on deez nuts* :grill:

    • prynsexxx

      And I have a question for folks who had something to say about her hair……what was her hair suppose to look like?

      I guess they wanted it to “pop” like those hairstyles folks rockin on “Ms. Willa World” FB page. :sad:

    • dancerbee93

      MOrning family!!!! :waves:

      Why is it even necessary to report her mothers financial woes?? Anything to overshadow this childs accomplishments!!!!! There is so much self-hatred in our community that we cant even support one another on ANYTHING!!!! :nono:

    • NaijaGal

      LOVEZOE – I saw that…Mona O’Neal (she meant that shade :lol: )…Tatyana has 0 sense to give and that girl killed me with ‘that’s what happens when they go to college’ but she was right though…I’ll give it to Mona for being honest in letting folks know ish was a set up when she did HH NY reunion

    • NaijaGal

      MSDIVA :hug: hey beautiful…how was your weekend

    • candibfly

      i’m over this. now what were they sayin bout that lil mckayla girl havin a stank attitude after she fell on her butt in the vault? <– ain't get to see it

    • NaijaGal

      lovezoe says:

      Naija- Or what about the kids rapping to all the latest songs and cursing as well.
      ====================
      makes me remember an episode of First 48 where dude who invented some dance in Kansas or whatever state was murdered…at the end they were showing his two sons, one had to be about 4, rapping and doing the dance cause they were gonna be just like daddy…ummmm yeah I’m gonna need yall to want better for these babies *le weep*

    • yallcrazy

      -.- @ MzWhang :rofl:
      :waves:MsDiva

    • http://Apr0424.wordpress.com boistop

      @lovezoe
      Thanks

    • MsDivaRo

      NaijaGal says:

      MSDIVA hey beautiful…how was your weekend

      ————————
      It was great! Hubby and I did a little celebrating for his birfday! I made him do some twisted rattlesnake shotz! He loved them so it’s back to specs this weekend to get some MO! How was your’s lovely?

    • MsDivaRo

      :wave: dancer….Yallcray were have you been guhl

    • yallcrazy

      :trophy: <=== Engraved with "Naija is the cheer and dance Champion!!! :dance:

    • Gigi26

      Soo I seen pics of the Bonner Bros hair show…and the OMG Girlz had about 20 lbs of Remy in their heads collectively :tea:

    • yallcrazy

      Fixing hairbows and thangs in Nicaragua :ashamed:
      @MsDiva
      :rofl:

    • NaijaGal

      MSDIVA – it was cool…went to my bootleg high school reunion…went bowling Friday (big fun)

    • Gigi26

      :waves: heey Errybody!!

      Pryn: or how about the fact that Ryan’s mom came out and said that he’s a whore! But they want to throw out this girl’s moom financial status. FOH she’s a winner!!

      I tried to look for a box of cornflakes with her name on it but I couldn’t find any. Only the boxes with the yt’s on them were on the shelves :tea:

      OH Yeah: USAIN TO DI WORRRRRRRLLLLLLLLD!!!!

    • MsDivaRo

      yallcrazy says:

      Fixing hairbows and thangs in Nicaragua
      @MsDiva

      ————————-
      I’m gonna need some receipts missy :rofl: I missed yo font

    • yallcrazy

      Twin :yahoo:

      where z hail you been yo??? *beats you to the punch* :rofl:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a19fc5b0a5b0a826c0a201b8ac191b35.png mzwhang90210

      :newpost: is up!
      Yallcray…*in Misters voice from Color Purple* “I’ll getcha!!”

    • dancerbee93

      Gigi26 says:

      Soo I seen pics of the Bonner Bros hair show…and the OMG Girlz had about 20 lbs of Remy in their heads collectively
      ********************
      Ree-dam-dik-u-luss!!! :nono:

    • MsDivaRo

      NaijaGal says:

      MSDIVA – it was cool…went to my bootleg high school reunion
      ——————————-
      Bootleg….lawd have mercy :lol: did you have fun though

    • lashellebelle

      @ Naija- :hug:
      @ Yall- Hey Stranger!

      candibfly says:

      i’m over this. now what were they sayin bout that lil mckayla girl havin a stank attitude after she fell on her butt in the vault?
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      :yes: Yup. I seent it! On one hand, I understood why she was upset. But on the other, BISH YOU GOT A SILVER AT THE FRIGGIN’ OLYMPICS!!!

    • yallcrazy

      *begins creating receipts* :rofl:

      Naija my 20th is next yr and I cant wait agane!!! *whispers* I look the same…#theydont #aintmyfault :shrug:

    • lovezoe

      It’s a spoof about the wives show. She is funny! She tell the girl skin is in and does the Will Smith mind ya business thing. Its really funny.

    • yallcrazy

      :bow: & :karate: @MzWhang

      :hahaha:

      I saw an interview with ole girl and I liked how she brushed off the reporters question with ” I still just won a silver at London2012″ :shrug:

    • lovezoe

      I remember that First 48 hours episode. I admit my kids have listened to ratchet music, but I have stopped that.

    • steph L

      According to the Huffington Post, Hawkins filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy documents in Virginia in January.

      _________________________________________________________________________

      Oh well, do what you have to do! White people do it all the time! #teamgabby :coffee:

    • Razzle Dazzle Boo

      Yup. I seent it! On one hand, I understood why she was upset. But on the other, BISH YOU GOT A SILVER AT THE FRIGGIN’ OLYMPICS!!!
      ___
      better be glad she got that far!

    • Razzle Dazzle Boo

      I remember that First 48 hours episode. I admit my kids have listened to ratchet music, but I have stopped that.
      ____
      how long ago was this? cause i dont remember this and i’m from kansas (sadly to say):ashamed:

    • Yardgirl

      Good morning! Do you Gabby, hair and all thing about hair is not going to stop your rise to superstardom!! :trophy:

      Big Up Usain Bolt to di werl!! :trophy: :blunt:

    • lovezoe

      Razzle- it’s been a few years. Hold on I will find it.

    • WalkingKontradiction

      Um….I just took my bankruptcy class last semester and for the record the only people who think bankruptcy is bad are creditors! And that’s because they don’t get paid! Lol…do y’all know how many white folks file bankruptcy? They outnumber any other group of people. We are taught that it is bad, that there is a stigma, and that we can’t pay our debts when in reality LIFE happens! People lose jobs, chase dreams, everything and they go completely broke trying to do it. Now Ms. Hawkins will be able to pay off all of her debts and get a fresh start while others will still be struggling to stay afloat. Don’t listen to these people, if you are seriously in over your head, do something about it. In about a year you’ll be getting offers to rebuild your credit….

      I love law school man, can’t wait til I take tax this semester so I can find out how to be like Mitt Romney :coffee:

    • SuthernBelle4

      What’s so frustrating to me is because of some idiots on twitter decided to talk about her hair the media ran with it, they refuse to let this young woman be great. I am not condoning the behavior of the ignorant ppl on twitter, but damn let Gabby live and now they talking about her mom’s bankruptcy. They are really trying to shade Gabby’s greatness but it don’t matter because this young woman is Blessed. Gabby keep doing your thing boo, there are so many more of us that are proud of you and don’t care nathan’ bout your hair. :claps:

      P.S. as a girl who sweats like there is no tomorrow when I work out, Gabby looks fine to me :tea:

    • capricorn83

      Sandra says:

      …She knows that people who talk negatively about others are hurting inside.
      ________________________________________________________________

      Couldn’t get past this sentence for :rofl:
      Does this apply to bloggers as well b/c…… :tape: #lovemylogin

    • lola

      All is fair when it comes to public information. They reported all of the Lochte family business too. At least Gabby’s mom went broke for a good cause.