Time magazine brutally trolled for article suggesting origin of exercise is rooted in 'white supremacy'
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Time magazine recently published a bizarre report suggesting the "white supremacist origins of exercise." The world's leading magazine published the article on Wednesday, December 28, based on an interview with history professor Natalia Mehlman Petrzela at New York's The New School. In the interview, the self-described "scholar, writer, teacher, and activist" claimed that being overweight used to be "desirable" and that racism was at play when people became overweight in the 20th century.
It further read, the push to exercise in the 20th century was a form of 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. Petrzela insisted, calling it "a true 'holy c**p' moment" while doing research for her new book, 'Fit Nation: The Gains and Pains of America's Exercise Obsession,' where she also stated that "this is clearly part of a white supremacist strategy."
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In her findings, Petrzela told Time that exercises like running were “never totally equal” because “people of color were thought to be committing a crime.” The story and especially its headline got the attention of many and soon it got roasted online as many believed it to be some sort of a satirical article.
Among many others, Ed Latimore, an ex-heavyweight boxer and now-known fitness influencer and author tweeted, “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.” 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.” Zuby wrote, “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. We all know that only Nazis work out of course.”
First math was a tool of white supremacy.— Ed Latimore (@EdLatimore) December 29, 2022
Now it's exercise.
Pretty soon, food is gonna be a tool to continue systemic racism oppression.
Honestly, I want them to keep pumping articles like this out to eviscerate every remaining shred of their credibility and perceived legitimacy.— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) December 28, 2022
It doesn't anger me at all. It's so goofy I consider it satire.
So yesterday was a @TIME article explicating the “white supremacist roots of exercise,” now @sciam suggests a concern for obesity in black women is inherently racist. What’s next? Proper nutrition is a KKK plot? “The Nazi roots of concern for handwashing?” What *is* this???” Another joked, “So thankful I can stop exercising and become a fat lard ass POS thanks to Time Magazine exposing the white supremacist origins of exercise.” Another poked fun at Time by saying, “Did TIME just prove that [former President] Trump isn’t a white supremacist?”
Did @TIME just prove that Trump isn’t a white supremacist?— Ben (@benarchist) December 28, 2022
👇So yesterday was a @TIME article explicating the “white supremacist roots of exercise,” now @sciam suggests a concern for obesity in black women is inherently racist.— GeroDoc (@doc_gero) December 29, 2022
What’s next? Proper nutrition is a KKK plot? “The Nazi roots of concern for handwashing?”
What *is* this??? https://t.co/LKEYCaXCuR
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