Greg Rutherfords response to people shaming his dad bod is perfect

We should all be able to enjoy a day at the beach without being ridiculed over how we look. The size of your body shouldn’t impact the fun you have, but people fail to realise this.

Despite body positive movements, people continue to mock, insult and belittle people of all different shapes and sizes, including men.

Olympic athlete Greg Rutherford has been the victim of body shaming this week but the dad isn’t putting up with it.


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Greg had shared a photo of him lying in the sea during a day of filming with Channel 4 and Stand Up To Cancer.

Unfortunately, people failed to acknowledge the incredible project Greg was working on and instead felt the need to comment on his ‘dad-bod’.

Greg didn’t let the petty comments get to him. He responded to them in a powerful post on his Instagram account, “I was also called out for having a dad bod yesterday as if that’s something to be ashamed of. 


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“I very much realise I’m not in the shape I was as a professional athlete. I’m fine with that, I love cake and beer…,” he wrote.

Greg is currently preparing to swim the Channel to the best of his ability. The dad was unable to swim a mere month ago so this is a major achievement for him.


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He said, “Another dip in the great blue. I’m using the time I have to experience and develop skills in order to swim the Channel to the best of my ability. 4 weeks ago I couldn’t swim at all. Now I’m prepping for one of the most epic challenges for @standup2canceruk.”

We think Greg looks in fine shape. The world would be a better place if we focused our energy on being body positive rather than slating someone in the comments of an Instagram post.




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