The USA Olympic Gymnastics team was the ULTIMATE聽#GirlSquad after taking home team gold back in 2016. Several of its members are now publicly butting heads, however, after Gabby Douglas made a controversial response on Twitter in the wake of Aly Raisman鈥檚 sexual abuse allegations against doctor Larry Nassar 鈥 one that she is now apologizing for.

Raisman took to Twitter to respond to critics who emerged after she came forth with allegations of abuse, saying that sartorial choices do not warrant any type of inappropriate, unwanted behavior from the opposite sex.

鈥淛ust 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,鈥 she wrote, adding, 鈥淲hat is wrong with some of you? AND When a woman dresses sexy it does not give a man the right to sexually abuse her EVER.鈥

She continued. 鈥淲omen are allowed to feel sexy and comfortable in their own skin, in fact I encourage you all to wear what you feel good in. I will not put up with any woman or girl being shamed for wanting to wear a skirt, dress, etc. I do not tolerate it. Are we clear? Oh and one more thing. STOP VICTIM SHAMING. It is because of you that so many survivors live in fear.鈥

With 270 comments, she undoubtedly received many messages of support, but one reply in particular had many raising an eyebrow. Quoting Raisman鈥檚 message, the Olympian鈥檚 teammate, Douglas, declared, 鈥淗owever it is our responsibility as women to dress modestly and be classy. Dressing in a provocative/sexual way entices the wrong crowd.鈥

The remark did not sit well with many, including Simone Biles, who immediately came to Raisman鈥檚 defense, slamming Douglas with a short but powerful message. 鈥淪hocks me that I鈥檓 seeing this but it doesn鈥檛 surprise me,鈥 she replied. 鈥淪eeing this brings me to tears bc as your teammate I expected more from you and to support her. I support you, Aly, all the other women out there! STAY STRONG.鈥

Needless to say, backlash ensued, with Douglas returning to Twitter to issue an apology. 鈥淚 didn鈥檛 correctly word my reply,鈥 she clarified. 鈥淚 am deeply sorry for coming off like I don鈥檛 stand alongside my teammates. Regardless of what you wear, abuse under any circumstance is never acceptable. I am WITH you. #metoo.鈥

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