Focus on my medals, not my hair says Gabby Douglas
Gabby Douglas sees nothing wrong with her hair - she's been styling it that way for years. But critics watching the double-gold winner weren't going to give her any medals for hairstyling. Social media lit up with comments about her messy ponytail.
"I don't know where this is coming from. What's wrong with my hair?" said the 16-year-old, according to the Associated Press.
Douglas, who is the first U.S. gymnast to win gold in team and all-around competition, added, "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."
Critics argue the gymnast should be sporting a tight bun, similar to the style worn by ballerinas.
Douglas uses gel, clips and a ponytail holder to prep her hair for competition - and, despite the critique on social media, she has no plans to change her performance look.