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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.

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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.

Prince Fielder on @ESPNMag #ESPNBody issue http://t.co/wjFmCl00EP

darren rovell@darrenrovell

Prince Fielder on @ESPNMag #ESPNBody issue http://t.co/wjFmCl00EP

9:04 AM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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.

I love Prince Fielder for reppin for big dudes such as myself. That dude is talented and successful yet yall hatin from ur mothers basement.

thisisyourconscience@lincolnablades

I love Prince Fielder for reppin for big dudes such as myself. That dude is talented and successful yet yall hatin from ur mothers basement.

2:25 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Everyone's hating on Prince Fielder so hard. He's sexy, confident, and successful.. Yes please!

Alicia@everydayalicia

Everyone's hating on Prince Fielder so hard. He's sexy, confident, and successful.. Yes please!

1:47 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Prince Fielder is a brave man. #respect

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

HumanityCritic@HumanityCritic

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

11:20 AM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

1:16 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

kelliebrat@kelliebrat61

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

1:19 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

a fifth of forever@ARainhaDoce

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

10:34 AM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Willie Slater@WilhSlater

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

2:14 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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.

Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram / MCT

"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."

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! ☺️

Cunty Boo Boo@LikeaStar1032

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

11:06 AM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Wone Young@ChillsforReal

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

9:57 AM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Amy V.@thenwchica

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

11:18 AM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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.

9:51 AM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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?

Anne Evangelista@Carolina_Anne92

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?

12:01 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

The Middle Child ®@OfficiallyELO

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

11:24 AM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Shawn Heimer@_oddlevels

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

12:10 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Jamaal@BigJuiceMane

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

1:52 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Dabnis Brickey@whoismrcox

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

11:44 AM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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