Originally written on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 10/23/14
Gymnastics team competition and all-around competition gold medalist Gabby Douglas’s hair is not a controversy. It is if you’re a complete idiot, aren’t paying attention, or endorse Internet bullying. But otherwise, it’s not a real controversy, so everyone shut the hell up. This girl should not have to comment on your stupid question just because some one found some ill-tempered tweets about her hair the night she won the damn gold medal in London. Finding things on Twitter does not count as discovering an actual controversy. It’s f-ing Twitter, which last I checked is on the Internet. Being mean on the Internet isn’t a reportable event. It’s part of the freaking landscape like readily-available porn, the first comment on anything always being someone saying “First!”, and the five comments after that using the N-word. Unless Jason Whitlock feels it’s necessary to analyze the cultural significance of 45 N-bombs in the comment section of an open forum too, no one is allowed to cite ...
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