Simone Biles speaks on people criticising how she looks, and people calling her masculine and other names over the years.
Simone Biles, who’s an artistic gymnast with a total of 30 Olympic and World Championship medals, spoke on toxic beauty standards on IG.
This comes after years of people going to her IG and on different social media talking about her looks, saying she looks masculine among other things.
She said she mostly put up a strong front all this time, but these things actually affected her negatively.
Biles says she’s done being defined by other people’s beauty standards.
Here’s her post:
Fans showed their support in the comments:
In an interview with The Telegraph last year, Biles told the publication that:
People might say ‘you look like a man’, but I need muscles for what I do
At the time she explained that women shouldn’t be restricted to only one body type, and women come in different sizes.