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Lolo Jones, a well known Olympic bobsled team member, is coming under fire for making a nasty comment about a twitter fan’s natural hairstyle when she dressed up as the Olympian. A fan of Jones tweeted a picture on October 31st of herself dressed up in Olympian garb. The woman who calls herself Daniesa posted the picture with the following tweet, “Lola Jones 4 Halloween. I just need a hurdle.”
Lola Jones responded to the tweet with what some would consider an extremely nasty reply: “And a relaxer. I haven’t rocked curls since h.s.” The tweet was retweeted over 700 times and many people found the quick jab extremely offensive. Many people felt it was completely disrespectful to women who choose to rock natural hair. One tweeter told Jones she needs to “grow up” and that what she said was “rude.” Tweeter @Msboss788 also said that the Olympian should “apologize.”
Jones was called a lot of fowl names by tweeters who were not amused at all by her little comment dissing natural hair. Many tweeters rushed and defended the tweeter saying comments like “don’t relax your hair boo. You’re beautiful.” Jones never clarified if she was taking a stab at natural hair or not. All she said was that her critics took the comments the wrong way.
Jones responded, “If I had curly hair & she had hers straight and I told her to get a curly perm to mimic no one would care but the other way ppl flip. #noted.” Surprisingly the young women who posted the tweet also defended Jones. Daniesa defended the athlete by tweeting “I didn’t go wrong with my costume. I was as is and repped myself as her. Minus the hair. Which is her response. As a joke.”