Gabby Douglas, Her Terrible Tweets, Shoving Sexual Assault Under the Rug & the Switch Up

Gabby Douglas, 21-year old Olympian and Gold medalist, has always had a soft spot in Black America’s heart. She’s young, gifted, (Black), and poppin’ so that’s pretty much all we needed to get on board. Throughout her career she has faced a lot of criticism particularly about the way she looks. Her hair has been a topic of discussion on many occasions, especially on social media. Many white Twitter users  attacked Gabby during the Olympics when she didn’t put her hand over her heart during the National Anthem. But in typical Black people fashion, we rushed to her defense, most of us banding together to build a protective shield around her. We were rooting for her, and hoping she’d ultimately kick ass at the Olympics, which she did.

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“Douglas Family Gold” Starring Gabby Douglas Premieres Tonight at 10/9c on Oxygen

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A new docu-series, “Douglas Family Gold,” premieres tonight – Wednesday, May 25 at 10/9c on Oxygen! Following gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas and her support system, which includes matriarch Natalie Hawkins, sisters Arielle “Arie” Hawkins, Joyelle “Joy” Douglas,  brother, Johnathan Douglas and grandmother Miss Carolyn Ford, this series chronicles their journey and sacrifices as Gabby heads back to the Olympic Games and attempts a history-making performance.

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