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Trainer's Rant Towards Overweight People Divides Opinion Online

Rebecca Haslam | PopWrapped Author

Rebecca Haslam

07/26/2015 11:32 am
PopWrapped | Current Events
Trainer's Rant Towards Overweight People Divides Opinion Online | John Burk
Media Courtesy of Credit: smh.com.au

As if people today didn't feel enough pressure regarding looking and feeling good, now a self-proclaimed fitness freak named John Burk has posted a video berating those who are overweight. In a clip more than five minutes long, he rants:

"Enough with these bullshit excuses as to why you're overweight...when I sit there and look at somebody that's overweight, I find that utterly repulsive and disgusting."

Even for those who are confident and happy with themselves, their weight, and how they look, the video makes for uncomfortable viewing.

The video has so far been watched by more than half a million people, and opinions on what Burk says have divided many.

Bran dy on YouTube commented by saying:

"Coming from an overweight person, I agree with him. Sometimes we need to hear the extremely truthful side from it," one woman writes. "I'm working on my eating habits, drinking cokes seems to be my biggest problem but I'm doing my best. He may have been harsh, but he's being truthful. Being nice doesn't cut it anymore."

Over on Facebook, comments on the video weren't so nice:

 

Burk isn't the first and won't be the last person to judge people on their weight and their appearance, but it's a shame to see that he has done so this publicly.

We here at PopWrapped think people are perfect just the way they are - we are all unique and that includes how much we weigh and how we all look.

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