'Fitness Mom' Gets Punished By Facebook for Her latest Tirade On Women

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Remember ‘Fitness Mom’ Maria Kang, who landed in hot water recently for posting a picture of her toned self along with her three young children and the caption, “What’s your excuse?”

She’s back, and this time she claims she was blocked from Facebook for ranting about a campaign for plus-sized women launched by Curvy Girl Lingerie.

The 32-year-old California mom wrote that she was “annoyed” by “news stories about how overweight, nearly obese women should be proud of their bodies.” She also said Chrystal Bougon, the owner of Curvy Girl Lingerie, was normalizing “being unhealthy.” She continued:

“We need to change this strange mentality we are breeding in the U.S. and start celebrating people who are a result of hard work, dedication and discipline … I’m not bashing those who are proud and overweight, I am empowering those who are proud and healthy to come out and be the real role models in our society.”

Well, except for she kind of is bashing those who are overweight. I’m not saying you shouldn’t be proud if you’re overweight, it’s just that you have no dedication or discipline. Or something.

There’s a lot more to health than being a size two. When I first saw the “What’s your excuse?” poster, I laughed to myself and thought -- cheese. And bread. And wine. And sammiches.

You know what? I’m ok with that. I keep it in moderation, and I exercise, but I care more about food and not running ten miles a day than being a size two.

But this new post fat-shaming women that are learning to accept their lifestyle choices and be ok with them is a bit much. There’s nothing wrong with Ms. Kang’s fitness regimen. It works for her, and that’s great. But it doesn’t mean she’s a better person than someone that chooses to put more focus into other parts of their lives than how many crunches they do a day.

After posting the rant, Ms. Kang’s was blocked from Facebook for two days, and she says it’s because it was tagged as “hate speech.” When her access was restored, the post was not.

Hate speech? Probably not. Unfortunate choice of words? More likely.

Do you believe that overweight women could and should be proud of their bodies?

Image via Maria Kang/Facebook

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Paws84 Paws84

I'm sick of hearing about and seeing these bitches say, 'what's you're excuse?' If you want to be fit and lift weights, great, but quit being an attention whore. Put down the phone you use for selfies, shove a protein bar in your mouth, and pick up another weight.

Rando... Randomlady

But she is completely right. With the photo she had that was captioned "what's your excuse" she was basically saying we make excuses for our health. There are more obese people now than ever in the world before.  Just read that 2/3rd of America is overweight or obese, and we just make excuses or change the standard of beauty instead of seeing it as unhealthy.

Couldn't find the photo I was looking for but lately there has been a lot of bullying on the other side of the table as well. In this photo was a comparison of comments about a girl who had been working out so much that she was strong and muscular and looked great, all the comments had said she looked "disgusting" and "like a man" while the photo of a woman who was a bit overweight was being praised for being the new vision of a goddess and positively perfect not to lose a pound.

There is a lot of talk about ending bullying but just look at the comments you ladies have, you really have children that are supposed to learn from you? Bullying will NEVER end. Not when a woman who shares her opinion gets backlash and called a "bitch". Great example for our future.


cmjaz cmjaz

Not hate speech. Free speech. Facebook was in the wrong

nonmember avatar etd

first, it's her job to look like that. she is a trainer so her job all day is to work out and help other people work out. Should I make a poster asking "what's your excuse for not being a good environmental scientist" because I am. Second, I think she looks fantastic and she is entitled to her opinion and I agree that some people act as if being fat is not unhealthy when we all know it is. I am carrying extra weight and I'm ok with me but I wouldn't say i'm in peak physical condition because that's bs.

nonmember avatar Suzanne

It's all about priorities. I am sure we moms can agree that there isn't enough time for everything. Many of us juggle careers, motherhood and taking care if ourselves. I'm not interested in judging what any other mom's top priority is. The mom that isn't making it to the gym four times a week, it's probably not because she can't, but maybe she'd rather spend the time with her kids, or making a homemade meal. Maybe she'd rather spend the time working on her career, or garden, or maybe she likes to paint birdhouses with her free time. Who cares? Her life, her business. Anyone that feels the need to post facebook rants on the subject should probably ask themselves why they feel the need to be so judgmental.

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

My excuse is that I don't have her genes. I read about her routines and she really doesn't work very hard to maintain her figure. Most women following her routine would not be that slim and fit, a lot of it comes down to luck and she won the genetic lottery.

linzemae linzemae

Ba ha ha ha ha paws! I love it

Todd Vrancic

RhondaVeggie, that's true.

nonmember avatar justme

I was molested as a child and I started to put on weight in order to shield myself. I wanted to be undesirable to the person taking advantage of me. (Happy side note: I was able to put a stop to the molestation when I was 7, but The shame of what had been done to me got to be too much and I put the bastard in prison for 4 years when I was 25.) Anyway, since my goal was to be left alone, I had accomplished that, and I never really learned how to eat right and exercise properly. My fat body was my barrier against the shame, guilt, and fear I felt when I was being hurt by someone I should have been able to trust. I have never really been able to form "normal" relationships. I don't really like myself that much, and some of that has to do with what I see in the mirror. My husband loves me, and my children love me, no matter how I look, but because of the obsession with body image in our society, I do not love myself. I am ashamed of myself, just like everybody seems to want me to be. So, I guess if I could tell Mrs. Kang my excuse, it would be that I got shafted by life, I never really learned any better, and, as a stay-at-home mom who home schools, I don't have the time or money. Sorry I can't look the way you think I should.

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