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‘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."


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