Two-time Olympic and six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman accused TSA agents of making "rude" and "sexist" comments about her body appearance, CBS Boston reported. On Twitter, the Massachusetts native described the encounter, saying a female agent asked if Raisman was a gymnast because she "recognized [her] by [her] biceps." Meanwhile, a male TSA agent chimed in, "I don't see any muscles" while continuing to stare at her.
He was very rude. Staring at me shaking his head like it couldn't be me because I didn't look "strong enough" to him? Not cool.— Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) May 24, 2017
If u are a man who can't compliment a girls 💪🏻 you are sexist. Get over yourself. Are u kidding me? It's 2017. When will this change?— Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) May 24, 2017
She wasn't afraid of holding back.
I work very hard to be healthy & fit. The fact that a man thinks he judge my arms pisses me off I am so sick of this judgmental generation.— Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) May 24, 2017
According to recent remarks, Raisman admitted that body image was something that she always struggled with as a child.
"For me, when I was younger, in high school or middle school, everyone -- all the boys in my class -- made fun of me because I was stronger than all of them and I used to be so self-conscious about my arms," she said during Reebok's #PerfectNever female empowerment campaign. "It's funny now because when I meet people, they compliment me on them."
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