​A photo of The Flash star Grant Gustin dressed as Barry Allen, wearing a prototype of his suit, has been online for about a day, and let's just say, Gustin is pissed about the criticism. 


According to E! News, the suit Gustin had on is likely made of a thinner material with smaller Flash emblem and a new mask that doesn't cover his chin. The photo is reported to have been taken during a costume fitting.


Some people online took it upon themselves to criticize and body-shame Gustin for his physique. The actor promptly took to Instagram and shared his response.  


He posted a screenshot of his notes which reads, "So here's the thing about this bulls***t photo leak. It's a cool suit. There's a terrible photo that I was unaware was being taken, much less being posted. Some things need work and they will be worked on. We'll get there." 

​​Gustin continues, "As far as the body shaming. That's what pisses me off. Not even just for my sake. I've had 20+ years of kids and adults telling me or my parents that I was too thin. But there's a double standard where it's OK to talk s**t about a dude's body." 


He goes on to say that he's done his best to stay in shape and add onto his size throughout the seasons, but admits that gaining weight is a challenge, primarily because of stress 


"I didn't cast a slim actor as The Flash. I went to an audition for a role I never dreamed I'd actually book. But, here I am​ 5 seasons later," Gustin writes. "I'm happy with my body and who I am and other kids who are built like me and thinner than me should be able to feel the same way. Not only that, but they should be able to feel like THEY could be a ​superhero on TV or film or whatever it may be some day."

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He ends his message expressing his love for his personalized suit, and is confident that we'll love it too when we see it in its completion. 


And if you thought this well thought out message/screenshot was the first and last of Gustin's thoughts on the body-shaming, you're sadly mistaken.


The actor also posted a video on his Instagram story in which he was way more blunt with his feelings, chucking before saying, "f**k whoever leaked that." 

We agree, Grant! Body-shaming is never OK.​​