Grant Gustin responds to body shamers over new suit on 'The Flash'

Angelo Anderson
August 9, 2018

Grant Gustin wears his costume on "The Flash" set in Vancouver last month.

That's the message the outpouring of support fans of The Flash star are sending as they take to social media to defend Gustin against negative comments about his appearance. The actor had already hinted that he was getting some new threads made of more comfortable material in the next run and these images promised a very different suit to come, complete with a look that's a little bit closer to the comics. The look we've got at it so far is just a piece of concept art and a quick test photo that was clearly taken earlier on in the process. Some things need work and they will be worked on.

He also addressed the idea that while it might seem more socially acceptable to speak negatively about a man's body than a woman's, that body shaming is harmful and wrong regardless of who the target is. "That's what pisses me off", Gustin said. "Other kids who are build like me and thinner than me should be able to feel the same way". "I've had my own journey of accepting it", Gustin wrote. But there's a double standard where it's ok to talk s** a target="_blank" class="class" rel="nofollow" href="" *realworldofflash.

Gustin went on to say that he's "naturally thin" and has tried to "stay in shape and add as much size as I can throughout these seasons". He said, "I'm naturally thin, and my appetite is greatly affected by stress". And for what it's worth, we just can't wait to see what awesome upgrades Barry is going to get with his season 5 suit.

The actor also pointed out that it is very hard for him to gain weight and made it very clear that skinnier men should not receive all of this criticism for the way they look, especially if they can't help it.

Grant Gustin continued blasting those who "body shamed" him about being too skinny. "Things have been adjusted since that leaked shot was taken, and more things will continue to be adjusted until it feels right".

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