Olympian Douglas in hot water for victim shaming teammate Raisman

Olympic gold-medalist gymnast Gabby Douglas is being criticized on social media for a Tweet that seemed to suggest the way women dress can lead to sexual abuse.

In response to a tweet by Aly Raisman, who recently alleged she was sexually abused by a Olympic doctor, that read in part, "I will not put up with any woman or girl being shamed for wanting to wear a skirt, dress, etc.," Douglas tweeted "however it is our responsibility as women to dress modestly and be classy. dressing in a provocative/sexual way entices the wrong crowd."

That message drew a rebuke from fellow Team USA member Simone Biles. "(S)hocks 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."

Douglas apologized for her response in another tweet.

The apology didn't satisfy some on social media.

 

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