Naomi Osaka Admits To Being ‘Creeped Out’ By Trolls Who Shame Her Bikini Photos
By Izza Sofia, 30 Jul 2020
Image via Jimmie48 Photography / Shutterstock.com
Tennis star Naomi Osaka hits back at critics who claim that she has failed to “maintain her innocent image” after sharing her bikini photos on Instagram.
Osaka lashed out at trolls in a scathing tweet, admitting that she was “creeped out” by the comments made about her body and her choice to wear the swimwear in her backyard.
“I just want to say it’s creeping me out how many people are commenting at me to maintain my ‘innocent image’ and ‘don’t try to be someone you’re not’,” she tweeted.
She then hit back at those who thought they had the right to comment on her wardrobe, saying, “You don’t know me, I’m 22, I wear swimsuits to the pool. Why do you feel like you can comment on what I can wear?”
Her tweet came after Osaka shared a series of images of herself rocking different bikinis. One photo showed her donning a blue bikini bottom with a vibrant yellow sweater, while another shot saw her posing in matching yellow top and bottom.
While some of the comments were positive, a nasty Instagram user thought the tennis star should “focus on the upcoming competitions” instead of posting photos of herself on social media.
I just wanna say it’s creeping me out how many people are commenting @ me to maintain my “innocent image” and “don’t try to be someone your not”. You don’t know me, I’m 22, I wear swimsuits to the pool. Why do you feel like you can comment on what I can wear?— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) July 26, 2020
You’re so strong and incredible!! Please don’t listen to anyone who says those things. They don’t even know you! Who are they to judge you or try to control what you do? Sending good vibes your way, I really look up to you!!— Claire (@Claire_ityy) July 26, 2020
You're going to have deal with this nonsense for the rest of your career, Naomi. It's sexism, and it doesn't go away. Thank you for speaking out. Please know how very many of us stand with you— Diane Elayne Dees (@WomenWhoServe) July 26, 2020
[via News.com.au, opening image via Jimmie48 Photography / Shutterstock.com]
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