By Rosemary Marchese
Physiotherapist and mum of 3 fit kids
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles gets criticised for six pack abs
Social media can be a tough place and it seems to be open fire for criticism some days. Some just love to sit behind their computer and use it to slam others down as quickly as they can. And that’s what happened when Simone Biles – a 4 x gold medal-winning gymnast from the USA – shared an Instagram photo. Was she being an idiot? No. She was having a great time with her friends. The problem? There were girls with ‘six pack’ abs. Luckily it was only a problem for one Twitter troll who commented ‘Y’all find this attractive? Imaaoo’.
And twit on Twitter gets called out
He gave this response because of the lovely comments coming from others who were singing the girls’ praises.
‘Abs of steel! With some gold and silver mixed in’ was one of the awesome comments on Biles’ Instagram post.
Ha ha. And one of my favourites – ‘They’re the best gymnasts in the world. I promise you, they didn’t get those abs to impress your dusty ass.’
I literally cracked up. Sorry. Not appropriate.
The point is I loved how women came out in droves to support other women. And they were supporting strong women! It’s so great to see strong, fit women being supported, without the focus on the typical ‘bikini body’ that’s around these days. These gymnasts work their butts off. They are fit. They represent their countries. Let’s celebrate that.