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Grant Gustin Hits Back at Body Shamers After Leaked Photo of The Flash Costume

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The Flash‘s Grant Gustin hit back at body shamers who criticized his looks after a photo of the actor in a prototype of his costume leaked online.

Fans of The Flash who didn’t like the costume or the way Gustin looked in it took to attacking his appearance.

“Yikes the test photo suit doesn’t look good,” one person tweeted. “I actually prefer the chin strap. Grant Gustin doesn’t have a superhero chin or physique.”

Gustin responded to the critiques in an Instagram post on Wednesday in response.

“It’s a cool suit. That’s a terrible photo that I was unaware was being taken, much less being posted,” he said. “As far as the body shaming. That’s what pisses me off.”

Gustin said his changing stress levels affect the way he eats and makes gaining weight a challenge.

“There’s a double standard where it’s ok to talk sh-t about a dudes body. I do my best to stay in shape and add as much size as I can through out these seasons,” he said. “I’m naturally thin, and my appetite is greatly affected by stress.”

The Flash actor said he is happy with the way he looks. “Other kids who are build like me and thinner than me should be able to feel the same way.”


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