Grant Gustin Hits Back at Body Shamers About Flash Costume

Lawrence Kim
August 9, 2018

Garry Gustin was clearly not pleased with the leak but he was even more disappointed in the body shaming that came along with it.

Someone leaking a photo this week of Gustin's altered costume for the superhero drama's upcoming fifth season was bad enough. "That's what pisses me off", Gustin said.

The Flash doesn't appreciate body shaming.

"I've had 20+ years of kids and adults telling me or my parents I was too thin. But there's a double standard where it's ok to talk s-- about a dudes (sic) body".

When it comes to fan support for Grant Gustin in the face of body shamers, we are all The Flash.

Gustin, 28, noted that he works hard to stay in shape and bulk up as much as he can, but the fact is he's "naturally thin" and his "appetite is greatly affected by stress" so packing on the pounds isn't easy.

The star explained that he takes the role of The Flash seriously and tries his best to look the part. Gustin explained that it's taken him a while to be happy with his naturally thin frame and his weight has always been something he's struggled to accept, but he's finally happy with his body.

Returning on Tuesday, October 9, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, The Flash stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanaugh, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Nicolet, Hartley Sawyer, and Jessica Parker Kennedy. "I'm happy with my body and who I am and other kids who are built like me should be able to feel the same way", Grant continued. "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 some day", the man who plays Barry Allen wrote. But, here I am 5 seasons later.

While it's frustrating that he's still having to face body shaming 5 seasons into his run as The Flash, we're glad Gustin took the time to address this very important issue. He also added that he loves the suit that they designed for him and can't wait for fans to see the final product.

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