If the Rio Olympics taught us anything, it’s that you definitely don’t want to mess with the gold medal-winning women’s US Gymnastics team.
The team, known as the Final Five, are absolutely ripped.
Last week, three of the gymnasts, Simone Biles, Madison Kocian, Aly Raisman, proved this by posting a photo of them and their collective 24 abs on a beach in Rio.
And their rock-hard bodies had people’s jaws dropping:
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But one Twitter user in particular wasn’t so impressed:
With a Twitter handle like his, it’s not entirely surprising he’d make a comment like that.
But Twitter, full of Olympic spirit and common decency, jumped in to defend the athletes.
I mean, if you’re going to body shame a gold medal-winning Olympic team, you better be ready for the wrath of their fans:
@UWantMyD_aniel meanwhile you're struggling to lift weights in the gym
— an actual mess (@kaykayeeee) August 22, 2016
They're the best gymnasts in the world. I promise you, they didn't get those abs to impress your dusty ass. https://t.co/LK05pdB0U8
— Crystal. (@blackandbougie) August 23, 2016
@UWantMyD_aniel These women r some of the most accomplished athletes on ?, but whether they're attractive is the most important quality ???
— ♡LilSheepyMissy :) (@MissyMutilation) August 23, 2016
The team hasn’t commented on the support, but I’m sure they appreciated it. Who cares what body shaming trolls have to say when you have an Olympic gold medal and an eight pack anyway?