Gabby Douglas Cried As She Spoke About Being Bullied On Social Media

Fans are now speaking out in support of the gymnast after days of attacks against her.

Olympic all-around gold medalist Gabby Douglas recently became a three-time gold medalist by being a member of the champion U.S. women’s team in Rio.

Olympic all-around gold medalist Gabby Douglas recently became a three-time gold medalist by being a member of the champion U.S. women's team in Rio.

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But despite her victories, Douglas has been the subject of a ton of social media criticism during the Games.

But despite her victories, Douglas has been the subject of a ton of social media criticism during the Games.

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People have criticized her for her hair, called her a “sorry American” for not placing her hand on her heart during the National Anthem, and nicknamed her “Crabby Gabby” for her perceived lack of enthusiasm for her teammates.

People have criticized her for her hair, called her a "sorry American" for not placing her hand on her heart during the National Anthem, and nicknamed her "Crabby Gabby" for her perceived lack of enthusiasm for her teammates.

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On Sunday, Douglas finished seventh in the uneven bars final, her last event for these games. After it was over, Douglas teared up when speaking about how she had been treated, according to multiple reports.

On Sunday, Douglas finished seventh in the uneven bars final, her last event for these games. After it was over, Douglas teared up when speaking about how she had been treated, according to multiple reports.

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