Aly Raisman Shuts Down the Bullies Who Made Fun of Her Muscular Arms

From fifth through ninth grade, Aly Raisman, U.S Olympic gold medalist was bullied on by boys for having muscular arms. In a recent viral Instagram post (248k likes and counting), Raisman thanked all the bullies for forcing her to love “ her body.”

Raisman is the two-time captain for the U.S women’s Olympic gymnastics team. Raisman has helped her team win gold in the 2016 Rio Olympics for vault, beam, and floor.

“Aly Raisman is a two-time Olympian who has won six Olympic medals as a member of the U.S. women’s gymnastics teams, the “Fierce Five” in 2012 and “Final Five” in 2016,” reported

In the caption of her post, is a side-by-side photos of Reebok’s #PerfectNever campaign. This campaign challenges women to embrace their “imperfections”.

My muscular arms that were considered weird and gross when I was younger have made me one of the best gymnasts on the planet,” Raisman wrote.

Raisman ends her post by stating, “Don’t ever let anyone tell you how you should or shouldn’t look. There is no such thing as a perfect body type,” reports