Australian Newspaper Asks If Swimmer Leisel Jones Is Too Fat

  • Australian newspaper the Herald Sun posted a poll asking whether Olympic swimmer Leisel Jones was too fat alongside pictures of Jones in her swimsuit. A caption read, “The Olympic veteran’s figure is in stark contrast to that of 2008.” The poll has since been removed from the website and her teammates, as well as other Aussie swimmers, have come to her defense. It’s your fourth time at the Olympics, girl! Be like Beyoncé and don’t give a fuck what people are saying about you on the Internet! [NY Daily NewsYahoo]
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