Fit Mom banned from Facebook
Fit Mom Maria Kang's obesity comments landed her banned from Facebook.
Is this what our world has come to? A woman who exemplifies a healthy, self-disciplined lifestyle of fitness is now banned from social media because of how she feels about the unhealthy, dangerous state of obesity, which is now an overwhelmingly outrageous epidemic in need of change? Um okay.
Perhaps the brute words that Maria Kang shared on Facebook were just what the world needs, and everyone's too scared to say it. She wrote the following on her Facebook page:
"The popular and unrelenting support received to those who are borderline obese (not just 30 to 40 lbs overweight) frustrates me as a fitness advocate who intimately understands how poor health negatively affects a family, a community, and a nation."
With that, she was banned within three hours as a result of "hate speech" according to Facebook. It was too late, though, as the post had already gone viral.
While the comment was wrongly in response to a Daily Mail article regarding obese and plus-sized women posing in lingerie, Kang worded a respectful opinion-- which is, indeed, her right by means of freedom of speech, isn't it?
Facebook, though, is now saying that the account removal [which has since been restored] was a mistake made by the social media network itself.
"A user reported content on her page, and it was mistakenly removed by Facebook," they said. "When we realized the error, we corrected it immediately, and restored full access to Ms. Kang. We apologize for the inconvenience."
Can America get it together for one minute to notice that maybe we need Kang's brash ways of nudging our nation into shape rather than taking it as "cruel and unusual hate speech?" She isn't saying anything that need not be said-- in fact, if we'd take our blinders off, she's doing the exact opposite.