Simone Biles's Response to Body-Shaming Trolls Is a Perfect 10

US Olympic Gymnasts Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian, Laurie Hernandez, Simone Biles at the 2016 MTV VMA Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York.
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Olympian Simone Biles is the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year. Simone Biles also happens to be one of the most popular women of 2016 per Google. And, if all of that is not awesome enough, Simone Biles is now the most decorated American gymnast of all freaking time. This young lady has accomplished in 19 years what many would hope to achieve in a lifetime, and yet, people criticize her looks. Simone Biles's response to online body-shamers is a sad reminder of the world we live in, but a classy response nonetheless that can teach our girls to rise above bullcrap.

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You'd think that the pics Simone shared on social media of her trip to Belize would inspire people to indulge in wanderlust and earn the gold medalist a few likes (thankfully it did).

After all, what the heck is so "controversial" or bad about this photo of Simone in a halter top and shorts?

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Simone looks amazeballs, but sadly, the 4'9" powerhouse has to deal with Internet trolls who can't help but make mean-spirited comments for no reason whatsoever.

Yahoo reports that people also made hurtful comments about Simone Biles's body on Instagram photos from her trip, like the one below, writing things like, "Ur so ugly Simone Biles even I look better than u," and "When your abs are the size of your boobs."

living in bathing suits >> ��

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Thankfully, Simone appears to have tough skin, as the 19-year-old responded to her body-shamers with this pretty awesome tweet that, hopefully, will make folks think twice about the words they spew.

You go, girl.

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I'm still looking at these photos trying to figure out what in the hell is so crazy. Do these critics never hit a beach from time to time -- or step foot inside a gym?

I lift weights and work out on the regular and would be PUMPED (no pun intended) to have a sculpted figure like Simone's.

And since when is it okay to go after a person because of his or her looks or body, especially when said person is only 19??

Seeing as children start to battle body image issues around age 8 (sometimes younger), this is such a reminder to people -- and parents -- to do better and be a better example for our kids.

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I can only imagine the craziness of trying to grow up (while working to love yourself) around so much technology that gives people access to comment and criticize on everything you do. It makes me nervous for my kids and their peers, but hopefully people like Simone can be a shining example of how to rise above nonsense and to love yourself -- no matter what anyone says about you.

Thanks, Simone, for speaking up and reminding us all to be comfortable in the skin we're in.

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