Now Exercising Is Racist?!

  • Fitness influencers and Twitter users blasted a TIME interview for portraying exercise as an activity with roots in White supremacy.
  • “How did U.S. exercise trends go from reinforcing white supremacy to celebrating Richard Simmons?” the TIME article, titled “The White Supremacist Origins of Exercise, and 6 Other Surprising Facts about the History of U.S. Physical Fitness” asked.
  • The article was heavily mocked on Twitter, with critics saying it was destroying the media’s credibility.
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