Golf-pro and social media star Paige Spiranac isn’t playing as she takes a swing at critics body-shaming her.
Being in the spotlight means people can and will shed light on their opinions of you. Spiranac is using that spotlight to send a message to all body-shamers. She isn’t a stuffed animal people can create to fit their view of perfection.
Pro-golfer Paige Spiranac Takes a Swing at Haters
The 27-year-old responds by taking to Twitter to address the negative comments regarding her being “too skinny.”
Paige defends herself by stating, “It’s crazy I can be told I look too fat, too skinny, too plastic, too old, wearing too much makeup, not enough makeup, boobs too big, butt not big enough, too pale, hair too blonde, not blonde enough all in one day. Guys it’s not a build a bear workshop over here. Calm it down.”
Fame is a double-edged sword, and the golf-pro has previously received these types of comments regarding her physical appearance.
Physical Appearance Doesn’t Determine Skills
“People seem to think I got where I am because of the clothes that I wear. That’s unfair to me and unfair to all of my accomplishments. I probably do more community service than any other professional golfer,” Paige says during a 2018 interview with The Guardian.
“For people to say: ‘You only show some cleavage, that’s why you have what you have,’ is unfair,” she continues. “That’s the injustice that we face every day as women and I see it a lot in golf.”
The Pro-Golfer Won’t Be Built Like a Stuffed Animal
During her Playing A Round Podcast on Tuesday, Paige Spiranac addresses the criticism she endures. She compares the remarks to that of people wanting to create her like a stuffed animal from the popular store, Build-a-Bear Workshop.
Spiranac Receives Support
By sharing these personal experiences, Spiranac hopes to make a difference in how golf players and other female athletes are viewed. Her fans are responding with encouragement and positive words, believing any athlete shouldn’t be judged on their skills by physical appearance.