Army vet turned fitness instructor John Burk, is feeling the internet’s wrath this week after sharing a Facebook rant where he calls out overweight people for making up excuses as to why they can’t shed the pounds.
At one point in his rant, Burk says: “But when I sit there looking at somebody who is overweight no, I find that utterly repulsive and disgusting.”
Burk’s shirtless rant has been seen by over 5 million viewers and has received thousands of angry comments on Facebook.
Burk, who describes himself as a fitness enthusiast and motivational speaker, says in his video:
Burk then goes on a rampage against parents who feed their kids “garbage” foods because they are too lazy to cook.
Whether you agree with some of Burk’s points, most commenters are calling him out for his angry approach in addressing the obesity epidemic. Instead of coming across as a motivational speaker who can inspire someone to lose weight, he instead comes off as more of a bully without any sense of compassion or ability to motivate.
“Dude. I get where you’re coming from,” writes Erica. “But I gotta say…. You’re an asshole. I got 2 minutes through this and had enough. There are ways you put things. This was rude as hell.”
“So let me get this straight, if you’re fat, that automatically makes you lazy and unacceptable to society?,” Marquis writes. “Wow, you’re a special kind of stupid, aren’t you, and it clearly shows in this retarded video.”
Watch the rant below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Rant. Enough with these bullshit excuses as to why you're overweight. If you get angry over this video but it helps save your life, then I don't give a fuck about your feelings. Alwaysinthearena.com for more motivational videos, nutrition help, and all out verbal boots in asses to get up off the couch and attack life! IG: Johnburk1YouTube: burkzerker19Periscope: Jay beebs (live Q&A)#inthearena
Posted by John Burk, fitness motivator on Sunday, July 5, 2015