When people try and bring down an Olympic athlete, you know that unnecessary body shaming has gotten out of hand. After posting a photo of herself wearing shorts over a white bathing suit, athlete Simone Biles had to shut down a body shamer who thought her muscular arms were “ugly.” It’s a shame that someone would even think of commenting so harshly on how she looks, especially since she’s proven to the world that she’s a powerful, focused young woman.
As a member of the Final Five, this isn’t the first time where an online bully has tried to make Biles feel bad about her appearance. After the women posted a beautiful photo where they’re looking beach-ready, people couldn’t help but negatively comment on their muscular bodies. A fellow member of her team, Gabby Douglas, has also spoken up about how the online bullies were running rampant, and how hurtful it can be.
Here’s the photo that Biles posted:
And, here’s the comment that’s a little concerning:
After a few fans noted the harshness of the comment above, the original poster tried to make it look like she was “joking” — but even so, it’s a joke that’s completely distasteful, and extremely hurtful.
While Biles could have ignored the comment, she chose to address it. Really, it’s the right move — since, by pretending that the body shaming didn’t happen, she’d only be lessening the seriousness of such a rude comment.
you all can judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it’s MY body. I love it & I’m comfortable in my skin 🖤
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) December 28, 2016
Such amazing advice, from such an amazing person.
Seriously, Biles couldn’t have handled this better. Really, it’s just a shame she had to handle it at all.
Source: Hello Giggles | Karen Belz