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Fit Mom Accused of Fat Shaming on Facebook

What's your excuse?

fat shaming

What's your excuse? That's the caption under the now-infamous Facebook photo of Maria Kang, a six-packed wielding mom of three under three's. Even though Kang claims the photo is at least a year old, it has stirred up plenty of fresh controversy.

While some claim Kang is guilty of bullying and "fat shaming" moms, others laud her fitness forte. According to an article in Global, Kang's intention was to inspire women to get in shape following babies. But the effect has been bittersweet for the 32-year-old fitness blogger from Sacramento.

The comments on Kang's public page are largely divisive, with lovers and haters in both camps. 

“What you interpret is not MY fault. It’s yours," Kang recently wrote in an public apology, of sorts. "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.”

Kang, who apparently has an history of eating-related issues, clearly takes her appearance very seriously, and none of her three pregnancies—or ensuing motherhood—has compromised her mission to stay toned. 

But while the photo itself is testament to Kang's devotion and sheer willpower, she erred in the assumption that everyone can, and should, strive to look like her. 

What do you think of the image? Insulting or inspirational?