Maria, ‘fit mom’ Kang, infamously made headlines in October after posting a picture of herself, alongside her three children, with the caption ‘what’s your excuse?’ Now, Facebook banned her on Oct. 25, after she posted a message that consisted of what they consider ‘hate language’ when she said it’s wrong to glorify women for being overweight. Maria tells HollywoodLife.com that we live in a culture of ‘acceptance’ and she also reveals why Gov. Chris Christie shouldn’t be President unless he tries to lose weight.
Maria Kang is making headlines once again, this time for being banned on Facebook for slamming obese and plus-sized women for posing in lingerie. But she’s not backing down; the mom-of-three tells HollywoodLife.com that she has a major problem with people being “happy” and “satisfied” with being overweight and that plus-sized models set a bad example.
Maria Kang Slams Plus-Sized Women
Maria, who made headlines in October for posting a picture of herself showing off her abs, alongside her three children with the caption: “What’s your excuse?” just can’t seem to get her point across without offending the masses. Now she’s causing another firestorm by criticizing plus-sized models, but she believes the outrage in the media means she’s doing the right thing by making people “uncomfortable.”
“I think we should always be a culture of acceptance, but there’s a fine line,” she tells us. “There is a huge obesity crisis, especially childhood obesity. I believe love and accept yourself and progress yourself. When you normalize something you make it acceptable and we are in a state in our nation where we need progress. If a woman puts herself in lingerie and says I love myself, I’m proud of myself and they are 50, 60 pounds over weight and people say ‘you go girl’ but I do that and people bash me and say how dare you … there’s something wrong with that.”
She tells us that she doesn’t agree with Facebook banning her after simply expressing her thoughts.
“It’s not a good feeling [being banned] when a higher authority tells you you’re wrong,” she says. “I’m not upset with them but they need to figure out what is hate language and mine was not hate language. They allowed me access after 48 hours.”
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Maria also spoke to us about New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, and his lack of a fitness routine. She says that he should only run for President if he tried to lose weight.
I think there will be some criticism of how he looks [if he runs for President]. But does that define how he can lead? He sounds like a great leader but his weight will be his Achilles heel. Good health stems from good discipline and discipline is a sign of strength. He knows he is over weight and challenged with his eating habits. But if he’s trying but still overweight that’s great but if he’s saying ‘I’m fat and I’ll stay fat’ then I think you’re sending the wrong message.
Maria Speaks Out After Controversial Photo Goes Viral
Maria takes offense to people saying that she is “fat-shaming” people with her posts and Facebook messages. She took to Facebook when the initial photo made headlines in October and she wrote:
“Some [commenters are] saying I’m a bully, I’m fat-shaming and I need to apologize for the hurt I’ve caused women. I get it. SO here’s my First and Final Apology:
I’m sorry you took an image and resonated with it in such a negative way. I won’t go into details that I struggled with my genetics, had an eating disorder, work full-time owning two business’, have no nanny, am not naturally skinny and do not work as a personal trainer. I won’t even mention how I didn’t give into cravings for ice cream, french fries or chocolate while pregnant or use my growing belly as an excuse to be inactive.”
HollywoodLifers, do you agree with Maria’s opinions or is she going too far?
— Chloe Melas