Social media users defend gymnast Alexa Moreno after she's body-shamed

Mexico's Alexa Moreno performs on the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Mexico's Alexa Moreno performs on the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Mexican gymnast Alexa Moreno competed in the Rio Olympics this week and, despite the feat of being an Olympic athlete, some decided to criticize her appearance.

Fusion reported that the body-shaming of the 22-year-old gymnast led others to combat the negativity with praise of Moreno.

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Some Twitter users responded with general positivity and support for Moreno, who placed 31st.

BuzzFeed Mexico reported that some chose to express support for Moreno with art:

Mientras que algunos gustan de echar tierra a los otros; yo prefiero echar rayones. Yo sí creo que Alexa Moreno es un...

Posted by Rocío Paradox on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Que le digan a Alexa Moreno que la quiero mucho.

Posted by Jose Acosta Illustration on Thursday, August 11, 2016

La belleza del Movimiento, La Danza, y la Figura Humana siempre han sido fuente de inspiración para el Dibujo. Todo esto...

Posted by The Art of Ram Imaquinario on Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Others responded to body shamers by simply stating that those slamming Moreno's appearance can't do what she can -- compete as an Olympic gymnast.

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