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Gabby Douglas receives criticism about behavior during National Anthem

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After competing on uneven bars with the USA women's gymnastics team and getting a team gold medal, 2012 all-around gold medalist Gabby Douglas is under criticism for not behaving "patriotically" enough during the medal ceremony.

Her teammates all covered their hearts with their hands during the US national anthem, but Gabby remained emotionless and her hands were to her sides.

It's causing a lot of conversation (criticism) on social media. Gabby addressed the response on her Twitter account:





"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. I’m so overwhelmed at what our team accomplished today and overjoyed that we were able to bring home another gold for our country!”

Sources: 1 + 2

ONTD, do you think she was in the "wrong" or maybe she was just exhausted/disappointed about not being able to contribute more/have a second shot at the all-around title?
Tags: olympics
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