After making huge waves at the 2016 Olympics and walking away with four gold medals and one bronze medal, gymnast Simone Biles officially cemented her place as one of the most badass female athletes of all time. (She was also a semi-finalist on Dancing with the Stars, as if she needed any more epic credentials.)
And yet, as with all champions, there are still people who somehow feel entitled to criticize Simone and her lifestyle.
Simone recently posted an Instagram snapshot from a chill day at the beach, and one commenter managed to find fault with the Olympian posting such a innocuous and unoffensive photo.
The commenter basically criticized Simone for going on vacation (or just having a beach day??) and not perpetually performing gymnastics for their enjoyment, calling her a “sucky-ass role model” and “trash.”
Um, Simone has essentially forfeited her childhood thanks to constant training. I think she deserves a beach day or two (or fifty).
Simone had some choice words for the hate (although she succeeded in keeping it classy).
Naturally, Twitter was reeling over such an excellent retort, and everyone had to take a moment to appreciate Simone’s shade.
Also, like, the girl has been training for YEARS. Has she not earned herself a little but of down time before she goes back to exhausting her body for 14 hours a day?
Sorry, trolls: when it comes to five Olympic gold medals, you just can’t compete. To the left, please.