A war of words erupted on Twitter between some on the 2016 U.S. Women's Gymnastics team.
Aly Raisman posted this about victim shaming on Friday. Be sure to read the entire graphic:
We are all in this together. If we are going to create change I need all your help. pic.twitter.com/q9d12z0KHn— Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) November 17, 2017
Then, Gabrielle Douglas said this on Twitter:
however it is our responsibility as women to dress modestly and be classy. dressing in a provocative/sexual way entices the wrong crowd.
Douglas has since deleted the post. However, she did try to explain herself to others.
u misunderstood me. not blaming the victim at all. no man should look at any woman that way.— Gabby Douglas (@gabrielledoug) November 17, 2017
Simone Biles responded to Douglas on Twitter:
shocks me that I’m seeing this but it doesn’t surprise me... honestly seeing this brings me to tears bc as your teammate I expected more from you & to support her. I support you Aly ?? & all the other women out there!— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) November 17, 2017
STAY STRONG pic.twitter.com/CccTzhyPcb
Later, Douglas apologized on Twitter:
i didn’t correctly word my reply & i am deeply sorry for coming off like i don’t stand alongside my teammates. regardless of what you wear, abuse under any circumstance is never acceptable. i am WITH you. #metoo— Gabby Douglas (@gabrielledoug) November 18, 2017
Before the apology, Twitter was not kind to Douglas. Click here to see that Twitter feed.