In a recent episode of AEW Dynamite, Taya Valkyrie, a prominent star of the wrestling world, found herself at the receiving end of harsh criticism and body-shaming comments on Twitter.
This incident followed her singles match with Britt Baker at the MVP Arena in Albany, NY on AEW Dynamite this week.
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The match, which saw Baker emerge victorious, was not without its share of controversies.
Some fans took to social media to criticize Valkyrie’s performance, with comments ranging from calling her ‘slow’ and ‘untalented’ to body-shaming her with terms like ‘fat’ and ‘disgusting’.
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Taya Valkyrie’s Response to the Insults
Valkyrie, however, did not let these comments slide. She took to Twitter to respond to the insults, reminding her critics that she is a human being doing her best.
Her tweet read, “Waking up to comments such as, Taya is fat, disgusting, slow, untalented, loser, looks like a man, and so on and so forth. I’m just a human being trying my best. Remember that next time and hopefully you never have to hear that kind of stuff about yourself.”
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The Impact of Body-Shaming in Wrestling
This incident brings to light the issue of body shaming in the wrestling industry.
Despite the physical prowess and dedication required to be a professional wrestler, many athletes face undue criticism about their appearance.
This incident serves as a stark reminder of the impact of such comments on the mental health of these athletes.
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