SEA Games: Malaysian gymnast hits back at ‘aurat’ trolls
SINGAPORE–Malaysian gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi delivered a withering rebuke after Internet trolls criticized her for wearing revealing clothing at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.
Some Facebook users in the Muslim country slammed the 21-year-old for her attire, saying they could see the shape or her “aurat” (genitalia) in her leotard.
But the double gold medalist fired back on Twitter: “Empty cans make the most noise.”
Many Malaysians rallied round Abdul Hadi, who starred with six medals in total including golds in the women’s team event and women’s floor exercise.
Among them was Malaysia’s Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, who tweeted: “In gymnastics Farah wowed the judges and brought home gold.
“In her deeds only the Almighty judges her. Not you. Leave our athletes alone.”