Twitter Can’t Stop Talking About Prince Fielder Being All Naked And Stuff On The Cover Of ESPN’s Body Issue

The Texas Rangers slugger got very nude for a cover of ESPN Magazine’s 2014 Body Issue.

1. ESPN Magazine’s Body Issue hit the stands this morning, and the version of the cover with Prince Fielder on it had Twitter all atwitter.

2. There were plenty of people cracking on Fielder because of his weight, as Complex noted, but not everyone was joking. There were plenty of tweets flying in support of the athlete, praising his courage.

Prince Fielder is a brave man. #respect

— OatzTheGreat (@Oatz)

Not for nothing, but Prince Fielder is in better shape than everyone who is talking shit about his ESPN cover.

— HumanityCritic (@HumanityCritic)

8. And plenty lusting for that well-oiled form.

Prince Fielder is SO DAMN FINE I can't even. The ESPN Body Issue is AMAZING http://t.co/nJGugiF3I1

— alovedlife (@alovedlife)

Prince Fielder is sexy as hell. Confidence in yourself is sexy as hell. Haters gonna hate.

— kelliebrat61 (@kelliebrat)

Listen. #DemThighs RT @brokeymcpoverty: skin all smooth. thighs all big. i'll sign off on that.

— ARainhaDoce (@a fifth of forever)

Prince Fielder BEEN damn fine. To those making fun of him:

— WilhSlater (@Willie Slater)

Prince Fielder is not fat to me. He fine.

— KimberlyNFoster (@Kimberly N. Foster)

14. It’s rare that the issue of beauty standards and fat shaming revolves around men, and this provided a new way to experience the phenomenon.

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“You don’t have to look like an Under Armour mannequin to be an athlete,” says Fielder in the issue. “Just because you’re big doesn’t mean you can’t be an athlete. And just because you work out doesn’t mean you’re going to have a 12-pack. I work out to make sure I can do my job to the best of my ability. Other than that, I’m not going up there trying to be a fitness model.”

15. Though the shoe was on the other foot, so to speak, there was still a strong message and support of body acceptance, no matter whose body is in question.

I'm glad they put Prince Fielder on the cover...body acceptance for us all! ☺️

— LikeaStar1032 (@Cunty Boo Boo)

S/o to Prince Fielder. If you were a woman that size on the cover, everyone would be throwing you compliments. Do your thing.

— ChillsforReal (@Wone Young)

Go Prince Fielder! Just because you're not shredded, it doesn't make you any less beautiful or worthy of being naked.

— thenwchica (@Amy V.)

Can we be more kind? No one has the "perfect" or "ideal" body. Kudos to you, prince fielder. Embrace who you are. Everyone is beautiful.

— Kristy_Robinson (@Kristy Robinson)

I have a serious problem with the people fat-shaming Prince Fielder. I'm sorry, do we need to talk about your fitness? Do you play baseball?

— Carolina_Anne92 (@Anne Evangelista)

20. And it sparked a revolution in what is being called #HuskyTwitter, leading men to celebrate their own Fielder-esque forms.

That big boy on the espn cover is gonna make #HuskyTwitter flourish

— OfficiallyELO (@The Middle Child ®)

Now that Prince Fielder did the ESPN body edition, us fat people can be comfortable in our own skin lmao.

— _oddlevels (@Shawn Heimer)

all the women showing Prince Fielder love just lets me know it's our time baby! #BigMenStandUp!

— BigJuiceMane (@Jamaal)

I might not have a six pack...but I gotta 10 piece lemon pepper. #HuskyTwitter

— whoismrcox (@Dabnis Brickey)

The movement. #HuskyTwitter

— BlameOtis (@Detroit O)

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