The photo prompted a person in the comments to say: “I don’t get why you would post half naked pics of yourself. Have some class… you don’t need to do this.”
“From a pleasant introvert girl to a wannabe e-chic. What a change, what a change :(,” wrote a Twitter user.
In another image, Osaka can be seen posing by the pool wearing a silver mini-dress.
One commenter took a jab at her looks and said, “Is that pregnancy or quarantine stomach?”
Some users even went as far as telling her to cover herself up and “save that for your husband,” according to Yahoo Sport Australia.
Meanwhile, others suggested that she was being “exploited by her team,” according to Yahoo Canada Style.
Out of line: The 22-year-old athlete eventually addressed his online critics, telling her followers that the unwarranted comments on her public image were “creeping” her out.
I just wanna say it’s creeping me out how many people are commenting @ me to maintain my “innocent image” and “don’t try to be someone your not”. You don’t know me, I’m 22, I wear swimsuits to the pool. Why do you feel like you can comment on what I can wear?
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