Aly Raisman says she was body shamed by a TSA agent
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Aly Raisman says she was body shamed by a TSA agent

US gymnast Alexandra Raisman Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro

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It’s no secret that Aly Raisman is an impressive athlete.

However, Raisman’s impressive résumé apparently wasn’t enough to keep one TSA agent from making some disappointing and rude comments to her.

Raisman was traveling on Wednesday from Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean when she had a distasteful encounter with a TSA agent who mocked her muscles, NY Daily News reported.

According to Raisman, the male agent told Raisman, “I don't see any muscles,” and continued to stare at Raisman, which made her “uncomfortable”.

She wrote about the encounter on Twitter.

“If u are a man who can't compliment a girls [muscle arm emoji] you are sexist,” Raisman wrote in another tweet.

The agent also allegedly told Raisman that she couldn’t be the Olympic silver and gold medalist that she is because “I didn't look ‘strong enough’ to him.”

Raisman added, “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.”

Raisman was part of the “Final Five” in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janiero. She took home the silver in the all-around final while the entire team took home gold medals for the team final.

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