PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some folks on social media are not happy with U.S. women’s gymnast Gabby Douglas.
Douglas is taking some heat for not putting her hand over heart during the national anthem after the U.S. women’s gymnastics team captured the gold at the Olympics.
I personally find it a little disrespectful for Gabby Douglas to not of placed her hand over her chest with the… https://t.co/315d88XSf4
— ✨Quantae Roberts✨ (@Pink_Blossom14) August 11, 2016
Hand over heart #GabbyDouglas not cool..
— maweaaaa (@littlemaweaaa) August 9, 2016
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— Dawn Wisdom (@Favreforever) August 9, 2016
Douglas took to Twitter to explain she meant no disrespect.READ MORE: West Philadelphia Shooting Leaves 2 In Critical Condition, Police Say
“In response to a few tweets I saw tonight, I always stand at attention out of respect for our country whenever the national anthem is played. I never meant any disrespect and apologize if I offended anyone.”
Others quickly came to Douglas’ defense, saying it was not a big deal.
— SmartIsTheNewCute (@original_cutie) August 11, 2016
Whenever someone talk trash about Gabby Douglas, my reply is ‘yeah she woulda did xyz but she was too busy winning gold at the Olympics’
— Megan Michelle (@SpoiledMeg_89) August 11, 2016
People need to calm down about all this Gabby Douglas “disrespectful” crap.
— Ashlynn (@AshlynnWest21) August 11, 2016
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People outraged bc Gabby Douglas didn’t put her hand over her heart during the awards ceremony?? I swear you people have TIME lmfao
— birthday bihhh✨ (@lilchelssss_) August 11, 2016