Athlete Trolled By Body Shamers, But She Hit Back With Her Summer Body
Margareth SuPublished on
It takes a special person to find an athlete to body-shame them, fully understanding they have an ideal body for the particular sport they are good at. Professional surfer Lindsey Vonn is not immune to these troll attacks, and it recently got pretty bad that she had to address it.
Imagine shaming this World Cup champion of four times.
The four-time World Championship winner wrote a raw post about the truth of a woman’s body, even for an athlete like herself, “I’m a normal person and sometimes I slouch, my stomach folds over, my cellulite shows on my butt.”
But she’s proud of her natural look and body, writing, “One thing I can promise all of you is that I never Photoshop my photos and am proud to officially never had any plastic surgery of any kind. No Botox, no fillers, no mini surgeries.”
She also posted some of those mean comments.
Not even fame and victory can make you completely immune to bodyshamers. In fact, they demand that women must look perfect at all times in their swimsuit. No cellulite, no folds, no fat – just be that kind of unhealthy human being, not the sports expert she is.
The horrible comments show just how severe the comments can really get. Her post has now received over 59k reactions and 4.2k comments, many of which showing support for her. How can they not, she is sharing an important message for body positivity amidst so much negativity spreading around.
Before the pandemic, the lockdown, social media, and online presence have never got so intense. More people are relying on the internet as a means to socialize with others and remain connected safely. It can quickly become a negative space where trolls like Lindsey had to face often degenerate people.
As negative as bodyshaming is, there has never been a day where trolls stop with their verbal attacks and unsolicited comments for a woman’s body. When women wear what they want as they feel confident in them, others saw this as an opportunity to throw hurtful comments when not asked. A swimsuit picture becomes a downfall for the poster who simply wants to feel confident.