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Gabby Douglas Is Being 'Tormented' By Internet Bullies, Her Mom Says

Gabby Douglas Is Being 'Tormented' By Internet Bullies, Her Mom Says

Internet bullies are seeming to find everything wrong with Gabby Douglas at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

The 20-year-old gymnast and Final Five team member has been attacked online following the Team Finals, according to her mom Natalie.

“She’s had to deal with people criticizing her hair, or people accusing her of bleaching her skin. They said she had breast enhancements, they said she wasn’t smiling enough, she’s unpatriotic. Then it went to not supporting your team mates. Now you’re “Crabby Gabby”,” Natalie said in an interview, via Reuters.

She added, “We’ve been brought to many tears because I don’t know what she’s done to warrant such an attack. To me it looks like she is being bullied…They keep attacking her about not smiling but they don’t know what she is dealing with. If they did, this would not be a conversation. They would (understand). But this is not the time or place to tell that story.”

Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis tweeted her support to Gabby after hearing of the news. Read it below:

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  • Wendy

    People are such assholes. For every asshole out there, there are 10 people who love you Gabby, I hope you know that!

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  • Torii Wehling

    Gabby is a lovely, talented and poised young woman. I am furious that someone would be so crass.

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