Gabby Douglas Apologizes for Comments Towards Aly Raisman: ‘I Am Deeply Sorry’

Gabby Douglas is backtracking on a comment that suggested women should dress modestly to avoid enticing “the wrong crowd”, which she made following Aly Raisman‘s criticism of victim shamers.

The three-time Olympic gold medalist shared an apology on Twitter Friday, writing, “i didn’t correctly word my reply i am deeply sorry for coming off like i don’t stand alongside my teammates.”

She continued, “regardless of what you wear, abuse under any circumstance is never acceptable. i am WITH you. #metoo.”

The apology comes a few hours after she had criticized Raisman for speaking out on Instagram about the victim shaming many women endure after coming forward about their own attacks.

“Just because a woman does a sexy photoshoot or wears a sexy outfit does not give a man the right to shame her or not believe her when she comes forward about sexual abuse,” Raisman wrote. “What is wrong with some of you? AND when a woman dresses sexy it does not give a man the right

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