Did you know that CNN recently named 2016 as “The Year of Online Harassment”? Well, no one knows this better than Olympic gymnast Alexa Moreno. You see, despite Moreno being just one a few women to ever represent Mexico in the Olympic games — she actually finished 31st in the individual all-around — because this is the Internet, during the games some undesirables decided to troll and body-shame the gymnast on social media. The comments are not worth repeating.
Moreno told Buzzfeed “I hardly ever pay attention to social media. As soon as I finished competing, I was flooded with tags. It really got to me... but my parents talked some sense into me... All these people were people I didn’t know, and I’d already gotten the chance to talk to people whose opinions really mattered.”
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