On Sunday, the 16-year-old gold medalist went online only to find out that critics were discussing her hair, rather than her impressive wins. The hairstyle in question is one that Douglas has worn for years — a ponytail only halfway pulled through so the ends hang on her neck, and with snappy hair clips holding back any flyaways. Her response is as great as her floor exercise:
“I don’t know where this is coming from. What’s wrong with my hair? 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. Nothing is going to change. I’m going to wear my hair like this during beam and bar finals. You might as well just stop talking about it. I don’t think people should be worried about that. 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.”
Douglas’s response comes shortly after British weightlifter Zoe Smith silenced her own haters. Well, as the saying goes, haters gon’ hate. And besides, Douglas has two gold medals, her own Corn Flakes box, and a killer smile. Pretty sure her critics don’t.
[AP via HuffPost Style]