We often hear about women being body shamed and unfairly subjected to higher standards of beauty, but it’s important to note that men are on the receiving end of body shame sometimes too.
Russell Crowe is facing some of that after being photographed playing around with a rugby ball in a tank top and shorts in Sydney, Australia.
Critics were quick to point out the 52-year-old’s heavier frame:
*A moment of silence for Russell Crowe’s hot bod* https://t.co/uacLAppZx8
— Page Six (@PageSix) March 28, 2017
— Thomas (@ThomasTheDummy) March 31, 2017
But Crowe snapped back, shutting them down in one strong, good-natured Tweet at a commentator who said Howard Stern insulted him:
— Bringback Jackie (@bringbackjackie) March 28, 2017
I can bench press young Howard … he cannot say the same … https://t.co/5fPEoc1c2Z
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) March 28, 2017
Crowe’s fans rallied behind him:
— Deborah A Rogers (@darblackcats) March 29, 2017
— Lorraine Conaty (@Celtictundra) March 29, 2017
At least this gladiator still has his army!
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