Gabby Douglas’ Mom Goes Into Mama Bear Mode Over Hair Controversy

Olympic gymnast and Gold Medal winner Gabby Douglas is fast becoming America’s newest sweetheart but with all the love and praise that she is getting, there’s unfortunately been a lot of criticism too, and out of all the things that people can say, they ! Well now Gabby’s mom Natalie Hawkins is firing back, what she thinks about this! Here’s what she says:

“It’s really been African American women that have come out and attacked her,” claimed Hawkins of the tweeters who criticized Douglas. “They don’t know about gymnastics. She has to keep her hair in a ponytail 28 to 30 hours a week. We grew her hair out because she preferred long hair. I’m not going to make her cut her hair just to please someone else.”

All I have to say is go Team Gabby’s mom! Gabby is beautiful just the way she is, but as we all know too well, haters are always going to hate. We love seeing this little girl compete for our country and can only wish her the best! There is no doubt we’ll be seeing more of her after the games, too.

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