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Internet trolls had a lot to say about Grant Gustin’s body in his latest superhero suit. Fear not, the star of the CW’s The Flash made sure he got the last word.
Fans had a field day after a photo leaked online featuring Gustin wearing what appears to be a newly designed costume for his role on the upcoming season of The Flash. The actor was quickly bombarded with an overwhelmingly negative response to not only the costume, but also his body in it. Keyboard warriors left all kinds of harsh comments about the actor’s slim figure and made digs at how thin he looked.
The 28-year-old quickly shut down all the haters in a long Instagram post. In reference to the costume, Gustin explains that “it’s a cool suit,” but that the team is still working on some kinks. As far as the body-shaming comments go, the TV superhero shares that, “I’ve had 20+ years of kids and adults telling me or my parents I was too thin. I’ve had my own journey of accepting it. But there is a double standard where it’s ok to talk sh*t about a dudes body.”
In the post, he continues to explain that he has a naturally thin body type, and does his best to stay in shape throughout the show’s season. He finishes off by sharing that, “I love the suit that has been designed for me, and I think when everyone sees it in its entirety, you will love it too.”
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Check out the full post from Gustin below.
The fifth season of The Flash is set to premiere on the CW on Oct. 9. Personally, I can’t wait to see Gustin rocking his new suit.