Aly Raisman doesn’t care what you think about her muscles

United States' Aly Raisman practices her floor exercise Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Everett, Wash. Competition begins Friday in the Pacific Rim gymnastics championships. (Ian Terry/The Daily Herald via AP)
Aly Raisman in 2016.

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman fired off a series of angry tweets complaining about the behavior of a male TSA worker who, she says, body-shamed her as she passed through security.

The Needham native doesn’t identify the airport, but said the worker was rude and insulting, and she didn’t appreciate it, tweeting:

“Lady at TSA: “Gymnast? I recognized u by ur biceps”


Man at TSA: “I don’t see any muscles” & continues 2 stare at me

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How rude & uncomfortable”

The 22-year-old gymnast ,whose muscles were sufficient to win a gold medal at the London and Rio Olympics, wasn’t done chastising the clod.

“I work very hard to be healthy & fit,” she tweeted. “The fact that a man thinks he judge my arms pisses me off I am so sick of this judgmental generation.”

Wait, there’s more:


“If u are a man who can’t compliment a girls, you are sexist,” she tweeted. “Get over yourself. Are u kidding me? It’s 2017. When will this change?”

And, finally, this:

“He was very rude,” she tweeted. “Staring at me shaking his head like it couldn’t be me because I didn’t look “strong enough” to him? Not cool.”

Raisman’s followers — she has over 933,000 of them on Twitter — were quick to back her, saying she doesn’t have anything to prove to anyone.

Replied one of her fans: “Ask him where he keeps his Olympic Gold Medals.”