Maria Kang, the 'fit mom' from California, was found to be unfit for Facebook, at least for two days. The social media network banned Kang after she posted an alleged hate speech on November 22 that offended the not-so-fit population of the United States. The said post was banned just three hours after going viral. Kang vented out on her Facebook Timeline after seeing a positive coverage on media that encourage plus-size women to pose in lingerie.
The mom of three sparked an online debate between supporters and bashers in October when she posted a picture of herself wearing sexy sportswear with her kids.
Kang did not re-post what Facebook deleted after her account was re-activated but republished her venting on her blog.
"I woke up this morning to news stories about how overweight nearly obese women should be proud of their bodies (as they posed in lingerie). I think we should all accept how any healthy body through good nutrition and exercise manifests but I'm starting to get annoyed...," wrote Kang.
"We need to change this strange mentality we are breeding in the U.S. and start celebrating people who are a result of hard work, dedication and discipline. I'm not bashing those who are proud and overweight, I am empowering those who are proud and healthy to come out and be the real role models in our society," she added.
The rant received thousands of Facebook likes before the social media company shut it down.
On November 29, Kang issued another statement about the issue through her Facebook Timeline.
"I have an organic message - a voice that has gone viral - stemming from a concerned American. I am saying we can become successful if we understood the power of choice. Many people surrender their strength under the disguise of an excuse. There are many valid and challenging excuses out there and while it's a tough fight to be in good health, your body is worth it. You are worth it. I'm saying many of our messages are wrong - from the people we idolize to the people we vilify," she pointed out.
News10 that first reported about the matter, was able to contact Facebook and asked it for comments about Kang's banned account. According to Facebook, it received reports about the hate speech and the system put it down but upon realizing the error, the company corrected it as soon as they can.