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Maria Kang issues 'First and Final Apology' for 'What's your excuse?' post
UPI ^ | October 16, 2013 | UPI

Posted on 10/16/2013 12:48:24 PM PDT by 11th Commandment

California mom Maria Kang posted a Faceook photo of herself showing off six-pack abs in a sports bra and shorts posing with her three sons aged 3, 2 and 8 months, alongside the caption “What’s Your Excuse?” and the backlash has been extreme.

The photo has received more than 12,000 Facebook shares and 16,000 comments. Most of them have not been complimentary and accuse Kang of mocking overweight mothers.

"I don't feel this motivates people all that much, it's sorta just a prideful brag thrown onto Facebook in front of many women's faces just to tease and mock them," wrote one critic.

"Right...I'm sure she has a nanny doing all the work while she works out all day," commented another.

Another commenter suggested "something like - 'You Can!', 'It's Achievable!', 'It's Worth It!', would make more of a statement that appeals to more women without assuming we all are making excuses!"

Kang, 32, has gotten used to all the negativity.

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Rush's 35 undeniable Truth of Life-

24.Feminism was established as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society.

1 posted on 10/16/2013 12:48:24 PM PDT by 11th Commandment
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To: 11th Commandment

Just “Kang!”


2 posted on 10/16/2013 12:50:15 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

I voted for Kodos.


3 posted on 10/16/2013 12:51:57 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: 11th Commandment
It's like the monkeys climbing the ladder to get the banana. After a while they just beat the other monkeys down and don't know why the do it.

She did a great job, of getting into shape after having children, so kudos to her.

4 posted on 10/16/2013 12:51:59 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: 11th Commandment

This woman has nothing to apologies for.She’s just encouraging people to get off their butts and exercise.


5 posted on 10/16/2013 12:52:47 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: 11th Commandment

I’m not sure why she felt moved to post the caption with the picture but I certainly admire her reponse to those who reacted negatively.


6 posted on 10/16/2013 12:52:48 PM PDT by pgkdan
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To: 11th Commandment

She’s really working the publicity on this brilliantly. Millions who would have never heard of her now know about her business because of all these apologies.


7 posted on 10/16/2013 12:53:52 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: 11th Commandment

Good genes. She should have more kids!


8 posted on 10/16/2013 12:53:55 PM PDT by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar are soon to be relearned.)
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To: 11th Commandment

Main thread.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3079683/posts

80+ replies.


9 posted on 10/16/2013 12:54:42 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: 11th Commandment

My stunning wife of 41 years gave me 8 incredible kids, and always returned to a size 4 in 6 - 9 months after birth, mostly she says due to nursing that just sucks the fat off. But I know it was also from her chasing the other small ones, eating well, and walking a mile a day to our mailbox and back. No gym.

Yes, still a 4 - on some dresses - 6 max on some......

No, no pics. Too many would be trying to chase her down.... ;-)


10 posted on 10/16/2013 12:54:53 PM PDT by Arlis (.)
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To: 11th Commandment

Not guilty.


11 posted on 10/16/2013 12:55:27 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: 11th Commandment
Feminism was designed to destroy the family unit by empowering females to abandon motherhood for their careers creating a co-ed workplace triggering an increased divorce rate resulting in the 'single mom' who turned to the GOVERNMENT AS HUSBAND. The government is now 'husband' to millions of single moms.

Someday we will look back on the progressives' plot to foment the Marxist Utopia and ask 'why didn't we stop this?'

12 posted on 10/16/2013 12:56:18 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: 11th Commandment

“Most of them have not been complimentary and accuse Kang of mocking overweight mothers”

It isnt mocking if you dont see truth to it.


13 posted on 10/16/2013 12:57:43 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Too many people were “embarrassed” by God’s Word’s definition of the best roles for man and woman.


14 posted on 10/16/2013 12:58:14 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: WayneS

I’m pretty sure either Kang or Kodos would do a better job.


15 posted on 10/16/2013 12:58:49 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: 11th Commandment

Kudos to her. She doesn’t even mention that her husband has a traumatic brain injury from either Iraq or Afghanistan. I heard that in a foxnews interview this morning. She’s ok in my book.


16 posted on 10/16/2013 12:59:13 PM PDT by wattsgnu
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To: Arlis
walking a mile a day to our mailbox and back.

...despite her pleas to you to let her drive or at least buy her a bike.......good discipline bro!

17 posted on 10/16/2013 1:00:20 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Ms. Muffett suffered from arachnophobia)
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To: 11th Commandment
I had 5 kids back in the late 80's. It wasn't worth the trouble to keep trim. Looking back at it from my late 50's, I wish I would have spent more time with my children, and less time on how I looked.


18 posted on 10/16/2013 1:00:56 PM PDT by colorcountry (The gospel will transform our politics, not vice versa (Romans 12:1,2))
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To: 11th Commandment

19 posted on 10/16/2013 1:01:19 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 11th Commandment

I can’t tell what its about, I thought it was an ad for a Muslim brothel but I didn’t see a goat or camel.


20 posted on 10/16/2013 1:01:56 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: 11th Commandment

Vanity.

My biggest pet peeve. She cares more about the way she looks than anything else.

I have a mother just like that. She’s now 74, and the way she looks in the mirror is still the most important thing to her (It doesn’t mean I don’t love her).


21 posted on 10/16/2013 1:02:13 PM PDT by skinndogNN
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To: VanDeKoik

El Rushbo also said that people must have courage, that is, the courage to face the truth.

Maria Kang’s fitness points out for many the unpleasant truth they refuse to face up to.

So they attack the messenger (by the way, those boys will soon wish they’d never heard the term “Tiger Mom”).


22 posted on 10/16/2013 1:03:58 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: MrB
The rate at which the wheels began to fly off America's wagon is directly proportional to the rate at which we strayed from Christian ideals. Miley Cyrus' behavior alone shows that we are somehow teetering twerking on just one last wheel.
23 posted on 10/16/2013 1:04:24 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: skinndogNN

Yeah, I was wondering how much time she spent “keeping fit” instead of loving on her kids.


24 posted on 10/16/2013 1:05:41 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: colorcountry

During her interview on Fox, she explained and showed how she is not neglecting her kids. Heck, she has them join her and plays with them and it instills good health habits with them as well. It isn’t just about “looks” it is about good HEALTH. I figure that she wants to be there for them and her injured husband for the long haul. If she is unhealthy, then how long can she care for them? More importantly, she is a fitness trainer; this is GREAT advertisement for her and her business.

You don’t have to be a mom or an in shape mom. You don’t have to be a mom or a career woman.

I learned in the Marine Corps, if you slept last night, then you had time to take care of the things that needed to be done! Period! No excuses, just do what needs to be done.

When my kids were younger, I spent many a day/evening playing with my kids, and then after they and my wife went to bed, I finished the work that needed to be done before the next day.


25 posted on 10/16/2013 1:08:45 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Read in the paper today that Miley is expected to the the #1 Halloween costume this year.

Any little b@stard that shows up at my door twerking is gonna get a bag full of turnips LOL.


26 posted on 10/16/2013 1:09:35 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: ExTxMarine

How much time did you spend on hair and makeup?


27 posted on 10/16/2013 1:10:49 PM PDT by colorcountry (The gospel will transform our politics, not vice versa (Romans 12:1,2))
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To: 11th Commandment

She’s a fitness blogger, (I guess that’s a career?). If she does that then why shouldn’t she show it off?
Stupid to get outraged over this.


28 posted on 10/16/2013 1:11:49 PM PDT by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: MrB; skinndogNN

See my post #25.

She is a fitness trainer. This is what she does for a living and her kids are included when she does her training.

This is less about vanity than it is about advertising and staying healthy.

When did Americans succumb to the narrative that everything is a this OR that option?


29 posted on 10/16/2013 1:12:42 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: colorcountry

Hair: very little, other than a weekly buzz cut that I gave myself.

Makeup: only for combat purposes! That is my thinking for females in the civilian world too!

My wife and my four daughters typically only wear makeup when they are going out for special occasions, date nights, etc... If they don’t love you when you are in the raw, then what are they actually looking for: a clown?

Besides, that’s what I love about ‘em: simple living girls.


30 posted on 10/16/2013 1:18:35 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: DannyTN

She looks Asian. My Chinese wife also, at the age of 39, slimmed right down to a teen-age figure immediately after the birth of our son. And, at 50, still looks mid-30’s.

I suspect that there may be a genetic connection to some women’s ability to ‘spring-back’ to their pre-pregnancy figure.

Look at your wife’s mother...


31 posted on 10/16/2013 1:21:15 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: ExTxMarine

I was being facetious. As a man, I think you have very little concept of what it takes to look like this woman. It isn’t just about being fit. It is about hair, makeup, clothes, etc. It is vanity, and striving for perfection and it isn’t worth it.

As a woman who has been there and done that, and is now way past my prime. I am happy to say that I did eventually get my priorities in line. It no longer matters what someone else thinks of my “perfection.” What matters is the love of my God, my family, my community and my country.

Now, you spoke of the natural beauty of your wife and daughters. I really like that...natural beauty... and a natural, healthy opinion of yourself. Those are attributes to be much desired!


32 posted on 10/16/2013 1:23:50 PM PDT by colorcountry (The gospel will transform our politics, not vice versa (Romans 12:1,2))
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To: 11th Commandment

She’s a heck of a lot better looking than that Kim Kardashian who they say is losing weight. I am suspicious because her fanny looks enormous.


33 posted on 10/16/2013 1:24:29 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: pgkdan

Personally I have known all too many people who were about noting BUT excuses. And typically they’d reject on delivery if you tried to tell them to stop making excuses.


34 posted on 10/16/2013 1:36:59 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 11th Commandment

NO APOLOGIES NEEDED! It is a shame that women in general treat each other with such hostility.


35 posted on 10/16/2013 1:37:02 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: 11th Commandment
Somebody really needs attention.
36 posted on 10/16/2013 1:42:03 PM PDT by Anton.Rutter
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To: 11th Commandment

Makes me laugh. She’s great looking.

I’m sure a bunch of run-of-the-mill couch potatoes were just about to the motivational point to do something about their weight when they saw this picture and caption and had their motivation sucked right out of them.


37 posted on 10/16/2013 1:44:03 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: 11th Commandment

I think this is wonderful. My husband and I also work out with our kids. It’s part of our family time.


38 posted on 10/16/2013 1:55:38 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

I should add that our youngest of three is six weeks old and I’m nursing her for the first year just like the other two. Exercise is a priority because the more in shape I am the better I feel, the better I sleep, and the better I keep up with my kids. I actually have more energy to spend more time with them. I can get other things done more efficiently as well. Muscles make me a better mommy!


39 posted on 10/16/2013 2:01:02 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Paisan

Its not fair !! (lol /sarc) to judge american women against asian women in the wight and size category,,, imho


40 posted on 10/16/2013 2:29:48 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Paisan

Its not fair !! (lol /sarc) to judge american women against asian women in the wight and size category,,, imho


41 posted on 10/16/2013 2:29:49 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: 11th Commandment

Egregious silliness.

America’s in the sh*tter and going down fast,and people are worried about the shape of their tummies?

Maybe once Obama and the Democrats have crashed the dollar, people will find it impossible to buy food - at which point, EVERYONE’S “abs” will be visible.


42 posted on 10/16/2013 3:04:20 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: posterchild
Millions who would have never heard of her now know about her business because of all these apologies.

Bingo!

43 posted on 10/16/2013 3:05:33 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Rush Limbaugh is hardly an example of how to create a family that builds a healthy society.


44 posted on 10/16/2013 3:06:24 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: colorcountry

Wow, natural blondes! Only one of my 10 got that gene, plus two redheads and a batch of various browns.


45 posted on 10/16/2013 3:07:49 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: 11th Commandment

Not the slightest bit guilty.


46 posted on 10/16/2013 3:08:30 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Tax-chick

Well, we had the genes for blonde hair, but I also had the genes for big babies and stretch marks. Luckily this little lady Mrs. King had smaller babies and no stretch marks. That doesn’t come from hard work, it comes from genetics.

Whatever these posters say, not every woman can pop out kids, work out and look terrific. It isn’t just that. I was able to keep a trim and muscular body, but my tummy was a network of stretchmarks. No amount of diet, exercise and hard work were going to get rid of those.


47 posted on 10/16/2013 3:18:07 PM PDT by colorcountry (The gospel will transform our politics, not vice versa (Romans 12:1,2))
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To: colorcountry

I’ve got stretch marks like the surface of the moon, myself. Maybe her advertising photo has been Photoshopped.


48 posted on 10/16/2013 3:23:59 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: 11th Commandment

Not guilty.


49 posted on 10/16/2013 3:55:53 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: Eagle of Liberty
“NO APOLOGIES NEEDED! It is a shame that women in general treat each other with such hostility.”

Both statements are true! It's going to take another few hundred years to begin to change that. And it will require honest men and women to accomplish the change. We are in seriously short supply of both.

50 posted on 10/16/2013 5:11:56 PM PDT by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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