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In a series of tweets, Gabby Douglas has victim blamed and shamed sexual assault survivors.

It all started when teammate Aly Raisman, who came out as one the gymnasts who fell victim to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar's sexual abuse, tweeted an image of text that calls for an end to victim shaming.



Douglas retweeted Raisman's tweet adding "It is our responsibility as women to dress modestly and be classy. dressing in a provocative/sexual ways entices the wrong crowd".


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After receiving backlash, she stated that she was misunderstood and that she is not blaming the victim but continued to ensure that "it goes both way".





 She then deleted her original tweet and apologized.

 Douglas competed alongside Raisman at 2011 and 2015 Worlds, and 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

It is worth mentioning that Douglas was the only Fierce Five member who did not publicly support Mckayla Maroney when she joined MeToo campaign and revealed that she was molested by Nassar.

Written by Gigi Farid.


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