A California fitness enthusiast and mother of three is defending a controversial photo of herself that has prompted an avalanche of Facebook critics to accuse her of fat shaming women. In the photo, 32-year-old Maria Kang poses in a workout bra and matching micro shorts — revealing an incredibly toned figure with washboard abs — while surrounded by her three young sons, now 1, 3 and 4. Floating above her head is the question, “What’s your excuse?” The picture has gone viral, with more than 16 million views on Facebook, and has generated more than 12,000 comments. And while much of the input has been of the supportive “you go, girl” variety, plenty of it has been made up of angry, offended personal attacks on the photo subject, calling her everything from “obnoxious” and “fake” to a bad mom and a bully. ... Kang says that making other women feel bad about themselves is the opposite of what she was going for: “I wanted to inspire people," adding that the “What’s your excuse?” part was simply a borrowed, popular phrase that’s been used in various “fitspiration” campaigns. “I wanted to say, ‘I know you think you don’t have time if you have kids. But if I can do it, you can do it, too."
I'm having trouble figuring out the controversial part to be honest. People are stupid.
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