Women's gymnastics all-around champion Gabby Douglas likes her hairstyle just fine, thanks.
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.''
Douglas uses gel, clips and a ponytail holder to keep things in place while she competes, a style she's worn for years.
''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.''
The bubbly teenager is the first African-American gymnast to win her sport's biggest prize. She had no idea she was lighting up social media until she Googled herself hours after winning her gold medal.
''I don't think people should be worried about that,'' she said. ''We're all champions and we're all winners. I just say that it's kind of, a stupid and crazy thought to think about my hair.''
***** I am just as confused about the backlash regarding Gabrielle Douglas' hair as she is. This young lady, who has scarified her substantial teenage years, goes and earns herself a gold medal in the individual gymnastics all-around and a team gold medal, a very RARE feat by the way, and all some people can comment on is her HAIR??? She has become one of few women to have won both an individual and team gold in gymnastics, AND she is the first Black female to do so. Gabby deserves our praise, not the hater-aid some people are spewing. S/N: Shout out to Eric Michael Dyson, who substituted for Ed Schultz (host of MSNBC's The Ed Show), for putting Gabby's Twitter haters on blast last week. Also, shout out to Reverend Al Sharpton, host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation, for also touching on this subject. Regardless of what others think, we here at Seriously Sensual are VERY proud of you Gabby. YOUR ROCK!!!