'The Flash' star Grant Gustin fires back at body-shaming fans
'The Flash' star Grant Gustin fires back at body-shaming fans. Many who saw the leaked photos for the upcoming season 5 of show started shaming him for being "too skinny."
We have known that Hollywood sets impossible standards for normal people, but as it turns out we set impossible standards of physical beauty on them as well. Grant Gustin, star of The CW show ‘The Flash’ is the latest victim of body-shaming by fans, and unlike many, he is not one to roll over and accept the unjust criticisms. He in fact took to social media to blast many fans of the show, who took to shaming him for his “skinny” body despite playing a superhero on TV.
It all started when a few fans got their hands on a leaked photo of Barry Allen aka The Flash’s latest suit on the show, which will be debuted in upcoming season 5. Many who saw the photo assumed it to be the final version that will make it to the show, which as it turns out, is not the case. Gustin wrote a lengthy post on Instagram to not only defend his casting as The Flash, but also to reassure fans that the suit that will finally make an appearance on season 5, which will premiere on October 9, 2018, will not disappoint them.
"I'm happy with my body and who I am and other kids who are built like me and thinner than me should be able to feel the same way," the actor wrote in his post, adding, "Not only that, but they should be able to feel like THEY could be a superhero on tv or film or whatever it may be someday. I love the suit that has been designed for me, and I think when everyone sees it in its entirety, you will love it too."
He also spoke about the photo leak in one of his Instagram stories, the video of which you can watch below. Gustin, who seemed extremely agitated by the whole ordeal not only forecasted that his days on Instagram may be numbered, but also said, “f**k whoever leaked that.”
Season 5 is going to be one of the more interesting seasons of the show, seeing as Barry and Iris's (portrayed by Candice Patton) daughter from the future has made an appearance and seems to share a lot of her father’s traits, starting with being a speedster. She also seems to have a knack of effing up the timeline, much like daddy dearest.
It is during one of those moments of father-daughter bonding that the new suit, condensed into the Flash ring, gets passed from daughter to father. The costume is taken right out of the comic book universe and no matter what the haters say, we cannot wait to see Barry in it.