It's not easy expressing yourself to others on social media. We see it day in and day out. Someone posts something on Facebook or Twitter and others take it out of context. Some "followers" even get angry.
That's exactly what happened to fitness enthusiast, Mary Kang a 32-yr-old mother of three children all under the age of 3-yrs-old.
She posted a picture of herself posing in a sports bra and workout shorts surrounded by her children ages 3, 2, and 8-months-old. The text of the picture read: What's your excuse?
It was an effort to encourage other busy moms to take their health seriously and make time for exercise, but it backfired. While there were numerous people supporting her with positive comments, the backlash far outweighed the good.
Kang told Yahoo! Shine that her intention was, quote, "to inspire people," explaining, "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."
She has since posted this apology:
"I'm sorry you took an image and resonated with it in such a negative way. I won't go into details that I struggled with my genetics, had an eating disorder, work full time owning two businesses, have no nanny, am not naturally skinny and do not work as a personal trainer. What I WILL say is this. What you interpret is not MY fault. It's yours. 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."
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