According to a report from The New York Post, an article from Time Magazine is going viral for suggesting that exercise has racist origins; racism was the motivator for the fitness movement, apparently.
From The New York Post:
In the interview, the self-styled “scholar, writer, teacher and activist” insisted that being fat used to be “desirable” — and the push to work out in the 20th century was racism at work.
The idea “that women should be lifting weights and gaining strength” started because racists thought that “white women should start building up their strength because we need more white babies,” she claimed.
“This is totally part of a white supremacy project,” insisted Petrzela, calling it “a real ‘holy crap’ moment” in her research for her upcoming book, “Fit Nation: The Gains and Pains of America’s Exercise Obsession.”
She also told Time that free exercise plans like running were “never totally equal” because “people of color were thought to be committing a crime.”
Twitter users were quick to roast the article, saying it’s just the latest ridiculous narrative from the left.
“First math was a tool of white supremacy. Now it’s exercise. Pretty soon, food is gonna be a tool to continue systemic racism oppression,” former heavyweight boxer Ed Latimore wrote while commenting on the article.
First math was a tool of white supremacy.
Now it’s exercise.
Pretty soon, food is gonna be a tool to continue systemic racism oppression.
— Ed Latimore (@EdLatimore) December 29, 2022
British rapper Zuby, who wrote a book about fitness called “Strong Advice,” said it would “eviscerate every remaining shred of [Time’s] credibility and perceived legitimacy.”
Honestly, I want them to keep pumping articles like this out to eviscerate every remaining shred of their credibility and perceived legitimacy.
It doesn’t anger me at all. It’s so goofy I consider it satire.
— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) December 28, 2022
“It doesn’t anger me at all. It’s so goofy I consider it satire,” he added. “We all know that only Nazis work out of course.”
“Precisely. The only way to fight against the white supremacy roots of exercise is by leading a sedentary life,” evolutionary behavioral scientist Gad Saad quipped
Precisely. The only way to fight against the white supremacy roots of exercise is by leading a sedentary life. Say no to exercise as a means of being an ally to people of color.https://t.co/uAmdRSjXvf
— Gad Saad (@GadSaad) December 29, 2022
More over at The New York Post:
— New York Post (@nypost) December 30, 2022