The Flash Season 5 suit appears to nearly resemble one of those Mego action figures as the material seems to be less leather-looking than the previous versions and has more cotton-like material.
"Here's the thing about this bulls-t photo leak - it's a cool suit", Gustin wrote Wednesday. He also said that he was unaware that the photo was even taken. Now he's fighting back about being body shamed. Fans shared a range of reactions, from calling out the unnecessary nature of body shaming while others pointed out that the character isn't supposed to be the muscular giant that someone like Batman or Superman would be. "Not even just for my sake", he said. "But there's a double standard where it's ok to talk s-- about a dudes (sic) body". I do my best to stay in shape and add as mich sizes as I can through out the seasons.
The actor went on to explain in his post that people have told him and his parents for most of his life that he was too thin.
He continued, "I'm naturally thin, and my body is greatly affected by stress. Thus, gaining weight is a challenge for me".
As for the personal attacks on his appearance, we're thankfully living in an age where an increasing variety of actors are getting to play superheroes, so you'd think fans would be able to accept someone of slim build as the Flash.
Gustin ends the message by stating he he does like the look of The Flash Season 5 suit and that they are still working on things. '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 someday'. "Things have been adjusted since that leaked shot was taken, and more things will continue to be adjusted until it feels right".