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Gabby Douglas Tearfully Responds to Internet Haters

Gabby Douglas Tearfully Responds to Internet Haters

Gabby Douglas has been facing criticism from Internet bullies during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and she’s now speaking out about how it’s affecting her.

Early in the games, the 20-year-old gymnast issued an apology after not placing her hand on her heart during the national anthem but haters have also commented on her appearance, her support of fellow teammates and her patriotism.

“When they talk about my hair or me not putting my hand up on my heart or me being very salty in the stands, they’re really criticizing me, and it doesn’t really feel good. It was a little bit hurtful,” Gabby tearfully told the Washington Post.

She added, “Everything I’ve gone through has been a lot this time around and I apologize if [I seemed] really mad in the stands. I wasn’t. I was supporting Aly. And I always will support them and respect them in everything they do. I never want anyone to take it as I was jealous or I wanted attention. Never. I support them, and I’m sorry that I wasn’t showing it. I’ve been through a lot. I still love them. I still love the people who love me. Still love them who hate me. I’m just going to stand on that.”

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Posted to: 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, Gabby Douglas

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  • Michelle Eve

    Just leave Gaby alone! Get a life and stop criticizing her!

  • Anon2

    Don’t listen to that noise, Gaby! When they go low…rise!

  • jane

    poor little Gabby, maybe just shut up, do your best and not be a crybaby? most of these athletes are weenies… coddled by their coaches and parents into thinking they’re amazing, so when reality hits (you’re not loved by all!) they can’t handle it

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  • tom

    she was a flop

  • Koos

    dont bother a sec,


  • Koos

    dont bother a sec,


  • Roscoe

    Great PR. Shifting from courting scorn to sympathy. Instead of turning off the computers, she is physically hurt by them. Why not play pretend for sheep if millions are on the line?

  • lost_girl

    sadly when your in the spotlight, this is kinda what is signed up for, not that its right, people can spew hate because its easier than being a good person, its more fun to throw stones…Leave the poor kid alone

  • Alti

    She sure loves to play the victim after being a pouty, poor sport in Rio.

  • Gina

    …or when one is wrongfully attacked, they stand up for themselves.

  • Victor Jones

    Truth is, we just don’t like her. That’s life.

  • jill

    Who gives a dam if b u don’t like her who the fuck r u ur life must sick that bad to just not like someone for no reason at all get a fucking life and leave ur negative comments to ur fucking self

  • Eye Offend

    You just won the gold medal for trolling from your parents basement.

  • Legendary Trolly

    Who is “we”? Lol Everyone loves her!

  • Legendary Trolly

    Coddled? They are training hard for greatness, and they are told they are amazing for legitimately being amazing!