You know when Cardi B gives solid advice on something and it goes viral that ‘thing’ has to be something serious. I am not going to lie, I am over talking about Gabby Douglas’s hair but I am all for the #love4Gabby hashtag that has been all over Twitter this week.
Watch what Cardi B said on Instagram that had everybody buzzing:
Now Cardi is not the most subtle person in the world but after seeing the articles showing how hurt Gabby was from all the cyber bullying, people need to be told off.
Read below Via EW:
“She’s had to deal with people criticizing her hair, or people accusing her of bleaching her skin. They said she had breast enhancements, they said she wasn’t smiling enough, she’s unpatriotic. Then it went to not supporting your team mates. Now you’re ‘Crabby Gabby’,” Douglas’ mom Natalie Hawkins said in an interview with Reuters.
“You name it and she got trampled. What did she ever do to anyone?”
Last week, some online critics called the 20-year-old gymnast unpatriotic after she didn’t place her hand over her heart when the Star Spangled Banner was played when Team U.S.A. won the all-around finals. Later, Douglas explained that she always “stands at attention” when the National Anthem is played, which her mother was quick to defend.
“I don’t think respecting your country or your flag boils down to whether you put your hand over your heart or not,” Hawkins said. “We grew up in the military community. My mom spent almost 30 years in the military, my dad’s a two-time Vietnam vet. Because of that it was so insulting that they would accuse my daughter of being unpatriotic when we are so tied to the military family.
“When the Star Spangled Banner is played, most military members either salute or stand to attention.”
Douglas has also been criticized by people on social media for appearing to not support her teammates Aly Raisman and Simone Biles when they won the silver and gold, respectively, during the all-around individual finals. (Raisman later noted that Douglas was very supportive when the girls were in the privacy of their Olympic Village dorm.)
Hawkins said she thought her daughter was “being bullied” and they had cried “many tears” over the harsh reaction at this year’s Games.
“What was going through her head was ‘I’m being attacked for everything I do so I might as well not do anything. Because no matter what I do, I am being attacked.’”
Hawkins also added that her daughter is “heartbroken” and is struggling with the harsh glare of life in the spotlight.
I really wish #love4gabby was not a thing, we should not have to do that, but at the end of the day we want Gabby to know that we love her and are oh so proud! Hang in there baby girl!