Exercise is Racist

by Amy DeLaura

The No. 1 New Year’s resolution is to hit the gym and get fit. Now, Twitter is absolutely eviscerating Time magazine for claiming exercising is racist.

The article is centered on a new book, Fit Nation: The Gains and Pains of America’s Exercise ObsessionTime interviews the author, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, who claims exercise is linked to “reinforcing white supremacy.” The article, titled “The White Supremacist Origins of Exercise, and 6 Other Surprising Facts about the History of U.S. Physical Fitness,” claims the trend of exercising is only geared toward white women. Petrzela says racists thought, “White women should start building up their strength because we need more white babies.”

Now, athletes, doctors, and fitness influencers on Twitter are dragging the magazine for attempting to connect exercise with racism, AIDS, and 9/11.

A reality TV doctor said these types of articles are ripping away America’s trust in the media, tweeting, “According to Time Magazine, when I exercise each day I’m engaging in a white supremacist activity. And the press wonders why America’s trust in media is the lowest it has been since that figure started being kept.”

One person even noted Time magazine is endorsing 15 minutes of white supremacy a week, with two headlines, within hours of each other, suggesting exercise to be linked to white supremacy and a longer life.

An athlete and former heavyweight boxer, Ed Latimore, tweeted out, “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.” Others were saying the article is attempting to steal content from the Babylon Bee, a satirical news site.

6 thoughts on “Exercise is Racist”

  1. Exercise is a construct of the white male patriarchy.
    All calories and carbs will be redistributed in the spirit of egalitarian equity.

  2. It’s counter-intuitive, but if you exercise, to the point of exhaustion, then you’ll have more than enough energy to do other things in life. If you’re lazy, and don’t exercise, then you’ll be too exhausted to do other things in life.

    But what do I know… My New Years Resolution is to tap-out my friends on the mat in Jiu-Jitsu, a great hour-long cardio that I do several times per week.

  3. “Pretty soon, food is gonna be a tool to continue systemic racism oppression.”

    They already did that one last year when they attacked French cuisine in France as white supremacist.

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