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Are critics being too harsh on Gabby Douglas, or has she not been an Olympic team player?

Before every major sporting event it's a custom to play the national anthem of the players involved. In the U.S. it's not required to do anything, but most people stand and put their hands over their hearts. At the Rio Olympics, U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas stood and folded her hands politely. Some thought her gesture was disrespectful, but others say it's no big deal, and Gabby later apologized.

But that's not all: Gabby is being criticized for not celebrating Simone Biles' gold medal and Aly Raisman's silver medal wins. While Team USA jumped to their feet, Gabby did not. Even her fans and occasional defenders blasted her for not being a team player. Others are ride-or-die Gabby fans; they feel critics are making a big fuss out of nothing. 

Are any of these criticisms of Gabby warranted? Or do the haters just need to take a seat?

Read the perspectives and vote!

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Are critics being too harsh on Gabby Douglas, or has she not been an Olympic team player?
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She's clearly #TeamUSA. So why are folks being so hard on her?
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Gabby was having a happy, emotional moment. She stood for the national anthem, which is the most important part.
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But regardless, some say it's disrespectful not to put your hand over your heart.
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But Gabby did apologize. She clearly didn't mean to cause any outrage.
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But some commend her for not putting her hand over her heart. They feel as though the national anthem wasn't meant for EVERY American anyway.
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But the controversy continues elsewhere. Even some of Gabby's fans are criticizing her for not celebrating Simone's win.
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Now she's salty at Simone?! No, the ladies seem cool. Leave Gabby alone.
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Yeah, it's time Gabby's critics just let her live already.
FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Are critics being too harsh on Gabby Douglas, or has she not been an Olympic team player?
#TooHarshOnGabby
A festive crown for the winner
#GetItTogetherGabby