Gabby Douglas Apologizes To Aly Raisman After Victim-Shaming Tweets

","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Douglas, a fellow member of the gold medal-winning 2016 Women’s Olympic Gymnastics Team, The Final Five, contested Raisman’s statement in a now-deleted tweet.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"“It is our responsibility as women to dress modestly and be classy,” she quote-tweeted Aly, “dressing in a provocative/sexual way entices the wrong crowd.” She also responded to one upset Twitter user by arguing that sexual assault “goes both ways.”","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"","displayType":"twitter"},{"elements":[{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"","displayType":"twitter"},{"elements":[{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Teammate Simone Biles was decidedly not here for it, and she responded with screenshot of Douglas’ deleted comment.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"“Shocks me that I’m seeing this but it doesn’t surprise me,” she wrote. “Honesty 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! STAY STRONG.”","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Biles’ response went viral, drawing over 60,000 likes and 22,000 retweets — and, unsurprisingly, no small amount of ire directed at her teammate.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"","displayType":"twitter"},{"elements":[{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"A few hours later, Douglas took to Twitter to respond to the outrage.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"“I Didn’t correctly word my reply,” she wrote. “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.”","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"","displayType":"twitter"},{"elements":[{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Perhaps the backlash will inspire Gabby to examine her own words and actions with a stronger lens, and to recognize how her deep-rooted societal assumptions about assault are both harmful to individuals and perpetuate rape culture as a whole. Regardless of how “provocative” a woman may be dressed, an assault is never her fault, and to suggest that it is promotes a false narrative that our world is already hard-pressed to overcome.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"},{"text":"McKayla Maroney, Dr Larry Nassar: Full Story & Details","level":3,"displayType":"header"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"Finn Wolfhard Fires His Agent In Light Of Sexual Abuse Claims","level":3,"displayType":"header"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"Ellen, Katy Perry Birthday Tweet: Full Story & Reacitions","level":3,"displayType":"header"}]}]; var articleType = 'ARTICLE'; var favoriteImage = ''; var articleDescription = 'Olympian Gabby Douglas has apologized for her remarks that many read as victim blaming sexual assault survivors, including her teammate Aly Raisman.'; var slide_index = parseInt(0); var slide_json = createSlides(slides, articleType, favoriteImage); var initial_slide = slide_index; var initial_url = location.pathname +; var base_url = '/2017/11/18/gabby-douglas-apologizes-aly-raisman-victim-blaming-details/'; var next_gallery = '/2014/11/18/ugly-christmas-sweaters-photos-xmas-gifts/'; var first_load = true; var has_scrolled = false; var title = "Gabby Douglas Apologizes To Aly Raisman After Victim-Shaming Tweets"; var path = base_url