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If there's one thing that we are 100% here for in the year 2k16, it's girls proudly standing up for themselves – and each other! Whether it's fighting back against body-shaming, or making their voices heard to assert that women shouldn't be objectified, so many stars have gotten vocal about really important topics on social media.
The latest girl power moment to go down on Twitter was sparked by a really unfortunate round of comments that Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles spotted. The athlete tweeted out some of her latest stunning vacation photos, and although she looks incredible in each and every snap, a ton of haters took to their own accounts to criticize her petite frame and muscular physique.
🖤🐴✨ yee haw pic.twitter.com/enYBZauE8z— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) December 27, 2016
🖤🐴✨ yee haw pic.twitter.com/enYBZauE8z
Luckily, Simone knows she's fierce, and handled all the hullabaloo with a graceful tweet that lets the world know why she has zero issues with her body's appearance – and why no one else should either.
you all can judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it's MY body. I love it & I'm comfortable in my skin 🖤— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) December 28, 2016
you all can judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it's MY body. I love it & I'm comfortable in my skin 🖤
"You can judge my body all you want, but at the end of the day it's MY body," she stressed in her post. Could there be truer words than that out there?
So many people defended Simone against the judgmental body-shamers, but one of our fave body peace motivators, Kira Kosarin, shared her own inspiring words with a quote tweet of her own.
"That body can do athletic things most people can only dream of," Kira tweeted. Our thoughts exactly! No one should have to defend their body's shape or size from anyone, but if you've ever seen Simone hit the vault or do a gymnastics floor routine, you know that she's powerful, and unstoppable.
Click through the gallery to see more stars who have stood up against body-shaming comments this year, and make sure to let us know what you think of Simone and Kira's Twitter exchange by leaving your thoughts below.
The Thundermans actress shares tons of fitness photos on her Instagram – and she noticed that fans were taking to the comments to criticize her for posting photos showing off her body. She answered across social media, making her message loud and clear.
"Y'all can go ahead and give me ish for posting so many body pics lately... but I post them for a reason," Kira wrote. "Fun fact about me, I get discouraged crazy easily. I think it's because I was advanced in school when I was a kid. I always worked really hard, and did really well, and I became accustomed to the idea that if i worked hard at something, it would come to me quickly and easily. Unfortunately, life isn't quite that simple as an adult. In the real world, sometimes no matter how hard you work, things worth having take time, endurance, and stamina."
"Pictures are a way of reminding myself how far I've come, how worth it every workout is, and how much power I have within in me to change my own life and body," she added.