I really believe that many media outlets are desperate for a story. They saw one small blog articulate the comments of a few ignorant tweeters and made it a headline. Now the world will look at black folks and say, "they can't appreciate a gold medal." When in fact, the majority of black people are overjoyed at her accomplishments and flooded with pride.
I tried, I really tried to find these so called "critics" who were bashing Gabby, but I found more people bashing these invisible "critics" than I found people hating on Gabby's hair. More people were saying how we (black folk) are tearing each other down, as though we are like crabs in a barrel. But the reality is, we ARE celebrating Gabby! However, a few bloggers and journalists who are thirsty for five seconds of fame run these stories, and they inadvertently help the mainstream media paint a picture of black folks trash-talking down a 16 year old history maker.
Let's be real, a few people talking trash on twitter is nothing new, and it is NOT news. Move on.