Gabby Douglas is a Hero, Whether America Wants Her or Not
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As I said previously, where was the ‘not respecting’ ‘Murca outrage when Michael Phelps laughed and joked and pointed to his bong buddies during the national anthem at one of his gazillion podium appearances in this Olympics? Isn’t mocking your country’s anthem a more egregious offense? Not if you’re lily white it seems. Gabby carried not only the weight of expectation, but also the hopes and dreams of all African Americans on her strong back, and did so with grace and dignity. And to all those trolls out there who hide behind a keyboard and couldn’t get off their sanctimonious asses to do ANYTHING of merit in their miserable lives: fuck off!

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