Russell Crowe Shuts Down Body Shamers In One Strong Tweet

The 'Gladiator' fights back.

The Gladiator is fighting body shamers with a dagger ― of good humor.

Actor Russell Crowe has taken a ribbing for photos that emerged of him appearing heavier last weekend in Sydney. The images showed him kicking around a rugby ball in a tank top and shorts.

But the 52-year-old Oscar winner deftly deflected the criticism on Tuesday in one good-natured comeback on Twitter.

Here’s that exchange with a commenter who said shock jock Howard Stern insulted his frame.

Crowe’s Twitter filled with support.

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