Gymnast Gabby Douglas Apologizes for Telling Women to "Dress Modestly and Be Classy"

Her comment was in response to an Instagram post from teammate Aly Raisman.

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Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Gabby Douglas caught some heat online after telling women to "dress modestly and be classy."

Gabby's comments were in response to teammate Aly Raisman's Instagram post telling women to "wear what you feel good in."

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Gabby took a screen shot of the post and then added her own thoughts to the conversation on Twitter.

“However it is our responsibility as women to dress modestly and be classy,” Douglas tweeted. “Dressing in a provocative/sexual way entices the wrong crowd.”

In response, Gabby and Aly's teammate, Simone Biles, stood up for Aly. "[S]hocks me that I’m seeing this but it doesn’t surprise me," Simone wrote. "[H]onestly seeing this brings me to tears bc as your teammate I expected more from you & to support her. I support you Aly & all the other women out there! STAY STRONG."

Earlier this month Raisman came forward with allegations that her gymnastics team doctor, Dr. Larry Nassar, sexually abused her. Previously, Aly’s former teammate, McKayla Maroney, claimed Nassar molested her for years, starting in her early teens.

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Gabby eventually apologized for her comments on Aly's post. “I didn’t correctly word my reply & I am deeply sorry for coming off like I don’t stand alongside my teammates,” Douglas explained. “Regardless of what you wear, abuse under any circumstance is never acceptable. I am WITH you. #metoo.”

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