Simone Biles is speaking out after some social media users criticized her updo for her wedding.
The four-time Olympic gold medalist announced on Instagram April 22 that she tied the knot with her longtime love Jonathan Owens, 27, in a romantic courthouse wedding ceremony.
Biles uploaded multiple pictures from their special day to Instagram that showed her beaming in a low-cut, tiered wedding gown. She wore her hair in a high ponytail that showed off the dress’s neckline and tied-back details.
While many fans congratulated the happy couple and celebrated their love, some critics questioned the Olympian’s choice in hairstyle.
After a few Twitter users nitpicked Biles’ wedding hair — with one going so far as to suggest she should’ve worn a wig — a number of fans stepped in to praise the legendary gymnast.
“Yall really coming for Simone Biles’s hair at her wedding. She is a young millionaire, a great gymnast, and married to the love of her life. What you got???” one person tweeted.
Others wondered why people were choosing to comment on Biles’ hair instead of her happy union.
One fan retweeted a wedding photo and asked, “Like how could you see this picture and focus on her hair???”
“Simone Biles is a goddess. I look up to her so much and girl I could only wish for her level of beauty,” the fan continued.
Another wrote, “I saw those pics of Simone Biles and my first thought was, ‘Aww she look so happy.’ The fact y’all zoomed in on her edges and hair is so miserable.”
I saw those pics of Simone Biles and my first thought was, “Aww she look so happy.” The fact y’all zoomed in on her edges and hair is so miserable.
— MoniTheeSimmer 🦋 (@MoniNextDoor) April 23, 2023