‘Hot Mom’ Kicked Off of Facebook for Obesity Comments

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ELK GROVE, Calif. (WRIC)—The
California woman dubbed the “Hot Mom” of social media is firing back after
Facebook shut down her account.

Maria
Kang made headlines last month
when critics said a photo of her in a sports
bra next to her three sons titled “What's Your Excuse?” was fat shaming women.

The 32-year-old mother and former bulimic
is now earning a new reputation for criticizing plus-size women. After seeing a
Daily Mail article featuring plus-size women posing in lingerie, Kang voiced
her opinion on Facebook.

“While I think it's important to
love and accept your body, I was a little peeved because while I feel like it's
ok to love and accept your body, I think that we're normalizing obesity in our
society,” Kang said.

The post went viral. Three hours
later, Facebook removed the post, calling it a “hate speech,” and shut down
Kang's account.

“I was pretty shocked,” she said. “They
said that I wasn't complying to community standards and if I continued posting
the way I am that I'm going to be completely removed … I definitely think my
freedom of speech was removed”

Facebook restored Kang's account two
days later, saying a user reported content on her page and it was mistakenly
removed. Her post about obesity however, was not restored.

“It's never my intention to say
someone should look a certain way,” Kang said. “But I am not going to stand
here and say being obese is okay and we should accept that as the norm.”

 

Copyright 2013 by Young
Broadcasting of Richmond

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