Maria Kang, the working mother of three, who has received a ton of media attention recently for her so-called "fat shaming" Facebook post, has released an apology.
Kang originally posted a photo of herself, scantily clad (with a great body, we'll admit), her three boys and the caption, 'What's your excuse?' Recently, though, many people have taken offense with her choice of words saying that it makes other moms feel bad, she's a bad mom for being fit and many other complaints. Here's how Kang chose to say sorry:
I've been getting an influx of new followers, emails and comments (on my profile pic) recently. Some 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.
What I WILL say is this. What you interpret is not MY fault. It's Yours. The first step in owning your life, your body and your destiny is to OWN the thoughts that come out of your own head. I didn't create them. You created them. So if you want to continue 'hating' this image, get used to hating many other things for the rest of your life. You can either blame, complain or obtain a new level of thought by challenging the negative words that come out of your own brain.
With that said, obesity and those who struggle with health-related diseases is literally a 'bigger' issue than this photo. Maybe it's time we stop tip-toeing around people's feelings and get to the point. So What's Your Excuse? -Maria Kang
While we'll say she's probably not choosing the best way to apologize, she does have a good point. She shouldn't have to say sorry for wanting to take some time for herself every once in a while. I think we can all agree that we're all a bit happier and nicer to be around after we've had a nice bubble bath, workout or, heck, a quiet walk on the beach.