Body shamed Mexican gymnast beautifully defended by people on Twitter


Of all the people to be body shamed on social media you wouldn't expect an Olympic athlete to be the subject. But during the women's artistic gymnastics competition in Rio, Mexican gymnast Alexa Morales became the butt of cruel jibes on Twitter.

The 22-year-old competed on the beam, vault, uneven bars and floor so that's pretty amazing. It was also a big moment for Mexican gymnastics because the country never has many competitors for this event at the Olympics.

Mexico's Alexa Moreno performs on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Morales finished in 31st place on day four of the Rio games (Dmitri Lovetsky/AP)

But that didn't stop some people commenting about her weight (she's only 45kg by the way, not that it should be relevant).

That translates to: "Alexa Moreno, another example of pseudo 'athletes' that should not be sent by CONADE just to fill the quota."

We'll spare you the rest of the horrible comments, because Twitter was full of overwhelming support for Morales.

Many called her an inspiration.

And pointed out the irony of the nasty comments.