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Fitness Mom Accused Of 'Fat-Shaming' Other Women

Fitness Mom Accused Of 'Fat-Shaming' Other Women

By Kristi Salyers. CREATED Oct 16, 2013

Fitness enthusiast Maria Kang is being accused of fat-shaming women after posting a photo on her Facebook page.

In the photo, the mother of three shows off her toned figure in a workout bra and shorts while posing with her young sons.  Above her head, the question, "What's your excuse?"

The picture has gone viral, with more than 16 million views on Facebook. More than 12,000 people left comments. While much of the input has been supportive, plenty of it has been made up of angry, personal attacks on Kang, calling her everything from egotistical, to a bad mom and a bully. Some say she is fat-shaming other moms who do not have the same toned body type.

Kang says that was never her intention. She says she posted the photo to inspire other people to live a healthy lifestyle.