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"What's Your Excuse" Mom Blasts Overweight Women

November 29, 2013 2 min read

She went viral a couple months ago for this photo...   An exercise-loving mother-of-three claims she was blocked from Facebook after launching a tirade against a group of plus-size women who posed in lingerie to promote body confidence.  Maria Kang, 32, from California, wrote on the site last Friday that she was 'annoyed' by 'news stories about how overweight, nearly obese women should be proud of their bodies' - referring directly to a story by MailOnline highlighting a 'selfie' photo campaign launched by Curvy Girl Lingerie.  The post, which reportedly received thousands of 'Likes' from her 230,000 followers, was deemed a 'hate speech' by Facebook Ms Kang says, and she was locked out of her account as a result. She says the online campaign launched by Chrystal Bougon, the owner of California plus-size shop Curvy Girl Lingerie, 'normalizes being unhealthy.'   However, Ms Bougon says her intention is show that 'women with rolls, bumps [and] lumps . . . can be stunning and beautiful' too.  Unenthused by the photo project, Ms Kang continued:
  1. '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.'
  article-2511403-1991511F00000578-752_634x732 article-2511403-1991509400000578-209_306x676 Maria's statement that overweight women shouldn't be role models in society is borderline ridiculous.  By that logic no one should have self confidence unless they fit the stereotypical "fit and trim" body that Maria boasts of.  Certainly no one is arguing that obesity doesn't have side effects...but the very measure by which we measure obesity is horribly flawed.  The BMI system.  All that's taken into account is height and weight, certainly not sex, age, fitness level, or health complications. I'll tell you why women (and men) of every size, shape, and weight should be proud of themselves and it's for one reason.  You are so much more than the number on your jeans or on the scale.  You have the power to influence and change the world if you want to.  You do not have to look a certain way to be a role model.  You can be the world's most beautiful person and be a terrible role model.  What the world needs is a celebration of minds.  Don't ever be fooled by society, the most valuable part of any human being is their heart and their head. But beyond that, you need to take care of your body in order to protect your heart and head. Your goals do not have to be to fit the "fit and trim" stereotype, but staying healthy should always be a priority. BodyRock is here to help you.   Do you need help motivating yourself? Click here Do you need help with your diet? Click here Do you need help exercising? Click here Do you need help with something else? Tell us    

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