Gabby Douglas Apologizes to Aly Raisman for Twitter Imbroglio
There's been some tension among the Final Five Olympic gymnasts in the past few days, but Gabby Douglas is now apologizing for the comments that started the controversy.
Former USA Olympic Gymnastics team captain Aly Raisman recently opened up about the alleged abuse she experienced at the hands of the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, and on Friday, she posted on Instagram condemning the victim-blaming many women experience after reporting sexual abuse.
Douglas, her former teammate, responded to the post on Twitter, writing, "It is our responsibility as women to dress modestly and be classy. Dressing in a provocative/sexual way entices the wrong crowd," in a now-deleted tweet.
However, Douglas quickly apologized to her teammates, writing that she didn't word her reply correctly and is "deeply sorry" for coming off as unsupportive.
"I didn't correctly word my reply & i am deeply sorry for coming off like i don't stand alongside my teammates," Douglas wrote on Twitter. "Regardless of what you wear, abuse under any circumstance is never acceptable. i am WITH you."
It seems as though Douglas is looking to make things right with her former teammates, but so far, neither Raisman or Biles has responded on social media.