Olympic Swimmer Slams Vulgar Comments On Racy Medal Photo
A synchronized Olympic swimmer slams vulgar comments on racy medal photo of her well-deserved accomplishments.
When did this happen? This happened in August 2022.
This month, Italian Olympian Linda Cerruti, 28, won six silver medals and two bronze medals at the European Aquatics Championships in Rome. She wanted to show off her achievements with an eye-catching Instagram post.
But, she received vulgar and sexist comments. Olympic swimmer slams vulgar comments on racy medal photo and she was disgusted by this response.
The super-fit athlete was posed in a leopard-print b*kini in the image in question, which was shared last Monday.
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The eight medals that Cerruti had won were seen hanging from her toned, tanned legs. More than 89,000 people liked the picture, and many of them gushed over her amazing accomplishment.
But only two days later, Cerruti posted a response on Instagram, claiming that the initial photograph had attracted "thousands" of sexist comments. The athlete published a screenshot of an Italian-written comment.
The remark said, "Nice medals, but the space between medals 4 and 5 isn’t bad either." Another comment on Instagram, apparently made by a male user, said, "Very good … in the pool and outside."
In a lengthy response, Cerruti said that the image was meant to be "artistic" and did not merit the barrage of insulting remarks that "s*xualized" her body.
After that, the synchronized swimmer screamed,
She went on in a frenzy, saying,
Female fans of Cerruti, who blurred out the name of the "sexist" commentator in her screenshot, told her it was a great idea to call out the man and other misogynists.
One irate supporter demanded, "Let’s see names and surnames of these imbeciles."
Several Italian commenters also praised Cerruti's racy photo and said they were "proud" of her for representing their country.
One said, "You are our pride! All idiots hide behind their screens."
You open yourself up to a world of online trolls and creeps when you flaunt your medal collection while wearing a bikini. The same happened with Olympic swimmer but she took a good step instead of ignoring such things.
Olympic swimmer slams vulgar comments on racy medal photo and even shared the screenshots of those comments as mentioned above.