Aly Raisman was captain of the 2012 and 2016 U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team. She won gold in the team and floor competitions and bronze on the balance beam in 2012 and gold in the team event in 2016.
Going through TSA though, the employees there don’t think much of her physique as she shared on Twitter.
Lady at TSA: "Gymnast? I recognized u by ur biceps"
Man at TSA: "I don't see any muscles" & continues 2 stare at me
How rude & uncomfortable
— Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) May 24, 2017
Aside from being fundamentally absurd that the TSA body builders at the checkpoint were getting all judgmental on her, commenting on the bodies of passengers is offensive and doubly inappropriate coming from government agents.
Raisman, who turned 23 Thursday, says she works “very hard to be healthy & fit.”
…She continued, “He was very rude. Staring at me shaking his head like it couldn’t be me because I didn’t look ‘strong enough’ to him? Not cool.”
In this case it’s as if Alice Eve showed up at the security checkpoint in She’s Out of My League and Jay Baruchel decided to mock the image of her in the nude-o-scope.
I’ve been working out with a trainer, including weight training, twice a week. And I have a treadmill in my office that I walk on while I type. But ultimately the median TSA employee looks more like me than an Olympic gold medalist. And I certainly won’t mock the muscles on an Olympian.
Fortunately the medalist didn’t have her vacation ruined by the experience.