A gym membership, if you ask me, is a very good investment. You’ll go to the gym, do some exercise, and you’ll be healthier, and maybe you’ll lose some weight.
Of course, the gym is not the home of ripped washboard ab-laiden studs and ladies. All kinds of people go to the gym, only because they want to lose some weight, and generally be healthier. Just because you are at the gym but aren’t a ripped stud, doesn’t mean you’re a misfit and you shouldn’t be there at all.
However, this female bodybuilder, Diana Andrews, got the thing all mixed up and decided to make fun of a random, so far unknown woman at the gym.
The female bodybuilder decided to post a picture of the unidentified lady on her Instagram story as well as her Snapchat story, and was immediately accused of body shaming.
She quickly posted an apology.
It said: “I realized that I was wrong to make this silly joke. It wasn’t my intention to body shame, hurt or disrespect anyone.”
A lot of people screenshotted the photos and posted it to a women’s support group with the “This is why most people hate going to the gym to try and better themselves.”
Diana then wrote this on Facebook…
It reads: “I saw this girl walking on the treadmill, talking on her phone, and I made a video and added a comment that she’s probably ordering take away.
“The whole point of this video was that she’s using her phone while on the treadmill. The whole story was turned upside down by taking a screenshot and adding comments that I’m body shaming this woman. I would never do this, it’s not who I am.
“I’m always encouraging people to do their best and push themselves. I’m here to motivate, especially women, not to be afraid and get that work done. People that know me know I’m not a bully.”
Emmy Gilmour from The Recover Clinic, whose purpose is to help those with eating disorders, told the Huffington Post: “This is a really tragic example of a how society has conditioned women to judge and compare one another.
“We’re living in an era where it’s normal to tell women that they’re inadequate, and that they must apologize for how they look.”
So guys, next time you see someone not exactly skinny at the gym, don’t shame them. They’re just trying to look as good as you, and they’re not there to be made fun of.