Fans Are Disappointed in Gabby Douglas For Her Response To Aly Raisman's Victim Blaming Tweet

Fans Are Disappointed in Gabby Douglas For Her Response To Aly Raisman's Victim Blaming Tweet

Aly Raisman has been opening up about her experience of being sexually assaulted by former Olympic gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar for a few weeks.

Since sharing her story, Aly is determined to erase victim blaming altogether.

“Just because a women does a sext photoshoot or wears a sexy outfit, does not give a man the right to shame her or not believe he when she comes forward about sexual abuse. What is wrong with some of you?” Aly wrote in a tweet this morning.

Former Olympic teammate Gabby Douglas saw it, and responded in an unexpected way.

Obviously, her fans are disappointed. We’re disappointed. Gabby has since deleted her tweet, but as we all know, nothing is totally gone from the internet.

She tried to explain herself, however, that didn’t go well either.

After her response, Gabby‘s fans (or, now former fans) are teaching her a lesson about what victim blaming and shaming is on the social media network.

“You really should read up on rape and how no matter what you wear, your clothes have nothing to do with being raped. Your comment was heartbreaking, uneducated and misinformed. You owe victims an apology,” one fan responded to her.

Another added, “Sexual assault/abuse isn’t about what you wear. It’s about power. Someone could be head to toe covered and still be assaulted. I strongly encourage you to evaluate what you’re saying and how it can affect others, especially many young women who have looked up to you.”

Simone Biles was even shocked by her response.

Click inside to see more fans responses to Gabby’s tweet…

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  • PNutButty

    IMO both ladies are right. Nobody has a right to touch you no matter how you dress but on the other hand if you do dress sexily somebody might try to regardless of the fact that they shouldn’t if you don’t want it. You can’t control others. I think it sucks but the real world works that way sometimes. Gotta make sure you don’t put yourself in that situation.

    • Elizabeth

      what about if it happens to a guy?

      • PNutButty

        Nobody has the right to touch ANYBODY!

    • greg

      It doesn’t matter the situation. You think the 11 year old girl in pajamas asked for it? Does a girl wearing a mini skirt ask for it? Does an athlete wearing short or workout gear ask for it? Does a mother unloading groceries in her home ask for it? What situations can women avoid if they are just living their lives. Men just need to stop being abusive sexually toward women because they feel privileged.