Do you believe Gabby or her gym?
Gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas shocked fans when she revealed to Oprah Winfrey that she was a victim of racism at her gym in Virginia. She says, “I was just, you know, kind of getting racist jokes, kind of being isolated from the group. So it was definitely hard. I would come home at night and just cry my eyes out. One of my teammates was like, ‘Could you scrape the bar?’ And they were like, ‘Why doesn’t Gabby do it, she’s our slave.’ I was the only African-American at that gym. I definitely felt isolated.”
However, the gym is denying Gabby’s claims. A gymnast who used to train with Gabby says, “The accusations that are being made against the gymnasts and coaches are just sickening.”
Who do you believe?
[Photo Credit: HRC/ WENN.com]
BeBeautiful on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 9:43 pm
smurphdabomb on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 1:21 am
Weast on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 10:26 pm
If you are black in America, the chances are slim to none that you have never experienced racism at work or school or even among your close friends. Racism is always in the background, whether white people think it is there or not. If you’ve ever treated someone differently because he or she is black, whether good or bad, that is racism. If you’ve cracked jokes about race, that too is racism even if meant in lighthearted fun.
AntonioRockss_21 on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 5:53 am
As @Pisces22 said, why would she want to discredit the very gym that helped produce her medal winning skills? I believe Gabby 100%.
I_Am_Emo_Bunny on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:58 am
why would she lie about something so serious? i believe her 100%
rock_zombie123 on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:05 am
why would she lie about something so horrible :/
chyaimashley on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 10:54 pm
I believe gabby, why would she lie about something like that! It’s not something to lie about!
AC20 on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 10:18 pm
I believe my cousin Gabby.
relaximadoctor on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm
I didnt watch the Olympics
Aceduece1208 on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 5:53 pm
Yea no reason to lie i believe Gabby. And seriously where the **** have you been @relaximadoctor