American artistic gymnast Simone Biles had Twitter town fighting for her after a user made a derogatory comment on her golden abs.
Following her outstanding performance at the Rio Olympic games, the gymnast quickly became one of the most talked about athletes.
Now, she didn’t just win a trailer load of medals, Simone was highly praised for her agility on the vault and floor. In addition, her combined 19 Olympic and World Championship medals got her named as the most decorated American gymnast in history.
Shortly after the Rio games, Biles posted a picture of herself and her teammates, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman. Apparently, they were easing off the stress on a beach in Rio.
The picture received much applaud with more than half a million likes on Twitter. Most users complimented the girls’ gymnast abs which they have put to good use.
However, one user took exception to those abs and didn’t hide his feelings as he shared the picture with the caption; “Y’all find this attractive? Imaaoo.”
Meanwhile, another Twitter user; Crystal took shots at the troll. Her tweet emphasised on why men shouldn’t comment on women’s looks or bodies. According to her, women don’t exist to be looked at.
She made it clear that Biles, Kocian and Raisman’s bodies are impressively strong for a good cause. The trio are undoubtedly the best gymnasts in the world. Thus, their bodies were not there to be put on display for the purpose of attracting men.
Her retaliation got over 51 000 retweets and 83 000 likes from users who didn’t take kindly to the troll’s comment.
Consequently, both the Tweet as well the person’s account has since been deleted from the social media.
The incident has once again brought attention to the sexist comments made during the Olympics towards female athletes. Just like Simone Biles, South African sprinter Caster Semenya also fell prey to such public scrutiny.