'I just made history so what's wrong with my hair?' Olympic star Gabby Douglas hits back at critics who say her look is unkempt
Features several Mail Online specialities:
1 The "hits back at critics" angle. This allows the Mail to report the critical comments while appearing not to endorse them. Of course, the rag's real aim is to air the bitchy remarks to its own audience, in order to create yet more bitchy remarks in the form of a 'debate'.
2 Idiotic opinions on Twitter as a source of news. It would be, arguably, a news story if one of Douglas's rivals had made the remark about her hair. But as it is, the source is a couple of dweebs on the internet. Since it's possible to find idiocy in every comment thread in the Daily Mail, I assume it's even easier to dig out on twitter. All twitter-based 'controversy' stories are pointless, since they amount to 'Unqualified, attention-seeking nobody makes stupid comment on internet.'
3 Focus on woman's appearance, not on her achievement.
4 Attempt to set women against each other at all levels: between the tweeters and the athlete; among the commenters; and between those who are critical of the Mail for publishing this kind of crap, and those who clearly lap it up. Again, gives the impression that women are naturally at each others' throats, thus proving that female solidarity is a myth and a coherent feminist agenda a pipe dream.