Simone Biles Called Out Toxic Beauty Standards, And I Need Everyone To Shut Up And Listen

“Let’s talk about competition. Specifically, the competition I didn’t sign up for.”

You know Simone Biles – the most decorated girl gymnast in historical past, unimaginable Olympic athlete, and throughout inspiration.


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Well, the 23-year-old just lately posted a message on Twitter that I suppose everybody ought to learn:


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“In gymnastics, as in many other professions, there is a growing competition that has nothing to do with performance itself. I’m talking about beauty. I don’t know why but others feel as though they can define your own beauty based on their standards,” she wrote.

“I’ve learned to put on a strong front and let most of it slide. But I’d be lying if I told you what people say about my arms, my legs, my body…of how I look in a dress, leotard, bathing suit or even in casual pants hasn’t gotten me down at times.”


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“Today, I say I am done competing vs. beauty standards and the toxic culture of trolling when others feel as though their expectations are not met because nobody should tell you or I what beauty should or should not look like.”

“Beauty is #NoCompetition,” she concluded.

The feedback have been stuffed with love and positivity – as they need to be! Actor Chloë Grace Moretz associated to Simone’s publish and mentioned it was “so powerful.”

This is unimaginable @Simone_Biles nobody ought to dictate what magnificence is to any of us. Having grown up on this business my entire life I’ve needed to take care of unfair magnificence requirements positioned on me, andover the years it’s actually taken a toll mentally. This is so highly effective. #NOcompetition https://t.co/7f0RHOYPCD


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Thank you for talking out, Simone! We stan a physique constructive queen!!

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