Simone Biles recently took to Instagram to post a picture of herself flaunting a pair of black denim shorts and a high-neck tank, looking as adorable as ever. The four-time Olympic medalist shared the selfie while enjoying some highly-earned vacation time with her family, but it didn't take long before a troll tried to ruin it all. "Ur so ugly Simone Biles even I look better than u," the comment said.
Unfortunately, this isn't the first time Simone or other members of the Final Five have been mocked for their appearance. Right after their amazing victory at the Olympics, Simone, Aly Raisman, and Madison Kocian were all body shamed by trolls for a picture they posted in their bikinis. Since then, Aly has become a huge advocate for body positivity, sharing stories like the time she was mocked for her muscles while growing up.
While Simone usually steers clear of any hatred thrown her way, this time she decided to make it clear just how much she doesn't care. "You can all judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it's MY body," she wrote on Twitter. "I love it & I'm comfortable in my skin."
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
Simone's fans were glad to see the gymnast stand up for herself and showed their support through an outpouring of positive messages.
@Simone_Biles preach girl preach
— Brinn Bevan (@brinnbevan) December 28, 2016
@Simone_Biles People sending hate about your body is literally the most ridiculous thing EVER! Brb eye rolling forever
— Emma Bailey (@MoominWhisky) December 28, 2016
@Simone_Biles you have the body of an OLYMPIAN. People are jealous. You're goals.
— Dumbledore's Sister (@TheMoonIsLit) December 28, 2016
We live in a world, where it's so easy to be defined by what other people think. It's always great to be reminded that the only opinion that truly matters is yours, and Simone is constantly proving that.