Fitness blogger Maria Kang has been slammed in the past for body-shaming.
The mum-of-three, who went viral in 2013 for her infamous ‘what’s your excuse’ rant, is now acknowledging her mistakes.
At the time, the impossibly hot mum was accused of fat-shaming other mothers.
Maria was also accused of pushing her unrealistic body type onto people for whom it was unachievable.
Now, Maria has removed her breast implants and opened up about ‘normalizing an unnatural body standard’.
The Facebook and Instagram posts have been applauded by her hundred thousand-strong followers.
‘I’m sorry,’ she began. ‘I don’t like regrets, but I have a few in life. As I look at my scarred, numb and deflated breasts today, I regret ever thinking they weren’t good enough. I fell into the insecurity trap.
‘I remember the day I made the decision to augment my breasts clearly. I didn’t research. I never thought about needing or wanting it before.
‘But, when I was told it was something I “had” to do to win — I did it. Without question. A part of me died that day.’
Maria shared her struggles with eating disorders and all the self-esteem issues that led to her decision to get fake boobs.
When she began experiencing ‘heart flutters’ and difficulty sleeping on her chest, Maria then got rid of the implants.
The step made her realise how she’d been contributing to an unattainable body type.
‘I’m sorry for my presence – for unconsciously normalizing an unnatural body standard, not expressing my challenges with body image and not being strong enough to unfix this years ago,’ she added.
‘I hope my vulnerability will encourage you to love your body and to value spirits that love their bodies too. I hope you know that all the filters, body-altering apps, fillers and fake body parts will not make you more beautiful than you are right now.
‘You are beautiful. You are enough. You are valued. You are prized. You are “liked”. ’
The message resonated with many users. Some shared their experiences with implants. Others were happy to report life without them, while some said they’re still considering getting them.
Most thanked Maria for her honesty. One person said: ‘Maria, this is by far the most sincere post you’ve ever posted and I appreciate it.’
Another woman who removed the implants wrote: ‘Thank you for sharing and for being so vulnerable, we appreciate it! Even if it stops just one woman from getting these toxic bags it’s worth it!
‘I’m four months post explant and have never felt better! Here’s to strong women!’
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