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Fit mom Maria Kang banned from Facebook over obesity comments

 

Fit mom Maria Kang has been caught in another media firestorm.

The mother of three was temporarily banned from Facebook after comments she made about obesity went viral, News 10 reported.

After seeing an article in the Daily Mail about obese and plus-sized women posing in lingerie, Kang took to Facebook to express her opinions about the photos.

"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 effects a family, a community and a nation," Kang wrote, according to News 10.

According to Kang, her post was taken down within three hours of going viral.  Facebook then shut down her account, saying her words constituted “hate speech.”

Kang originally drew criticism in October after she posted a photo of herself showing off her toned physique while surrounded by her three children.  The caption of the photo read, “What’s your excuse?”  Many viewers took offense to the message, saying it was an attack on overweight people.

Kang’s Facebook account has since been restored, but her original post was removed.  In a statement to News 10, Facebook said the account removal was a mistake:

"A user reported content on her page, and it was mistakenly removed by Facebook. When we realized the error we corrected it immediately, and restored full access to Ms Kang. We apologize for the inconvenience."

After regaining access to her Facebook account, Kang wrote a post titled, “Sorry but not sorry,” in which she said she felt misunderstood.

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