Olympic gymnast, Gabby Douglas is hitting back at bullies by telling the victims of cyber-bullying that they are not alone.
The three-time gold medal-winning Olympian found herself the subject of online bullying and harassment after she achieved fame with her Olympic efforts in Rio this year, but now the 20-year-old is using her own experiences to help and inspire others.
Gabby found herself the subject of online trolling over everything from her hair to her facial expressions and the fact that she was so overwhelmed she forgot to put her hand on her heart during the National Anthem!
However, her supporters rallied round, even creating the #Love4gabbyUSA hashtag in support of her.
Since then, Gabby has become an ambassador for ‘Hack Harrassment,’ a campaign set up by Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation alongside various media and tech companies. The campaign aims to ‘take a stand against online harassment.’ As Gabby explained:
Douglas also called on parents to do their part to stop online bullying, saying:
Great work Gabby – turning your own negative experiences into an inspiration for others!
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