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When They Body-Shamed This Olympic Gymnast, Twitter Army Pounced

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Mexicans were leading the pack.

The Olympics have been the topic of conversation for the past week and they still are! But we’re supposed to be talking about the talents and skills of all participating athletes. Well, that’s not the case here. So many people are focused on what the competitors are wearing, how their hair looks, and, now, how great or not-so-great their bodies are.

Mexican gymnast Alexa Moreno is a victim of harsh criticism following her gymnastics competition. It’s not about her stumbling or missing a step, it’s about her body. Her 99-pound body! After she competed in the Rio games, critics took to social media and comment on how she should lose weight. Well, there were more than a few people who came to her defense, and it wasn’t pretty.

Mexico's Alexa Moreno competes in the qualifying for the women's Beam event of the Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016

Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

Things got real when tweeters shamed the body-shamers.