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Lolo Jones may have put her foot in her mouth, again. According to reports, the U.S. Olympic bobsled team member offended a fan on Twitter by suggesting she perm her natural hair.

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The exchange took place on Twitter after @trackchick13_ posted a picture of her Halloween costume. “Lolo jones 4 Halloween,” she wrote. “I just need a hurdle.”

“And a relaxer,” Lolo responded. “I haven’t rocked curls since h.s :p”

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Of course, the relaxer comment sparked a frenzy on the Twitterverse, racking up over 700 retweets.

@lexy_mai wrote, “@trackchick13_ don’t relax your hair boo! You’re beautiful! Be au natural! But do you! You rocks.”

Another user, @MsBoss788, chimed in, “@lolojones ma’am you should apologize to @trackchick13_ what you said to her was rude and uncalled for. You need to grow up.”

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In response to the controversy, Lolo chose to clarify her words instead of offering an apology.

“If i had curly hair & she had hers straight and I told her to get a curly perm to mimic no one would cared but the other way ppl flip. #noted,” she tweeted.

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