I’m so disappointed in people, namely people that take to Twitter to throw insults. Gymnast Gabby Douglas has made history as the first American to win Olympic gold in both the all-around and team finals AND she’s also the first African-American to win the all-around title as well. Those are pretty spectacular accomplishments for ANYBODY, let alone a 16-year-old. Yet, some are attacking her because they think she has bad hair.
I remember being a little girl and watching Mary Lou Retton in the 1984 Olympics. She inspired me to start taking gymnastics. I HAD to take gymnastics because of Mary Lou Retton. Looking back, Mary Lou Retton was a great role model for little girls, and it is clear that Gabby Douglas is following in those footsteps. I didn’t know too much about Gabby Douglas this time last week, but I saw her routines the other night and was blown away. And then when I saw her amazing poise in a post-competition interview and heard what she had to say, I instantly became a fan. What an incredible young lady she is, handling the good AND the bad with dignity and grace. I’m not a parent, but if I were and had a daughter that looked up to Gabby Douglas, I’d be THRILLED.
And people want to attack her because they think she has bad hair? Give me a break.
Just some of the Twitter posts…
It goes on and on. Am I the only one that thinks this is TERRIBLE?? I am so tired of hearing about it. Let's focus on the GOOD stuff that the Olympic Games has to bring and stop being so negative and trying to tear people down.
And while we're on the subject of the good stuff that the Olympics has to bring, this picture just flat out makes me proud to be an American (with an internet connection)...
USA! USA! USA!!!