Fit Mom Stands By Her Controversial Photo
Sacramento, CA – A former pageant queen and mother of three has sparked controversy online after posting a photo of herself in workout attire with her sons under the question, “What’s Your Excuse?”.
The former fitness competitor is a 32-year-old mother named Maria Kang who posted the photo on Facebook.
However, the feedback the proud mother received for the photo was less than positive. Reading through the 12,000 comments people left her revealed how people were not on board with the message the young mom was spreading. Yahoo Shine reported that many of the people who gave feedback expressed feelings of anger and outrage.
Some of the comments dubbed Kang a “bad mom” while others called her “fake” and a “bully”. Some people even told the mom that she should spend more time with her kids instead of working out and left comments like, “Those precious little things need their mommy more than they need you to have glamour muscles.”
Kang recently sat down with Yahoo Shine to clarify why she posted the photo. “I wanted to inspire people,” she said in the interview, “I think people struggle with their weight. When you add on being a mother—and the pressures we face to have it all and be everything, including fit – the expectations are so high.”
Kang also shared how shocked she was with the overwhelming amount of negativity she received.
“I think some moms saw the picture and just said, ‘This is ridiculous,’” she told Yahoo Shine, “I felt really frustrated. Being called a bad mother and a bad person definitely hurts.”
The mother revealed more about her personal life and told Yahoo Shine that she is no stranger to fighting body image and opened up about being recovering bulimic.
In the wake of the outpour of negativity, the mother constructed her own FAQ page to better explain who she is and what her outlook is. In the end, all she wants to do is show mothers that life is mind over matter and anything is possible.
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