Gold’s Gym issued an official apology for an ad they posted to their Facebook page earlier this week of a pear with the words, “This is no shape for a girl” beside it.
The now deleted post garnished hundreds of angry responses. “Now give me one good reason why I should go to a gym that bullies girls, instead of gyms that actually encourage me to workout,” one user commented. “Well I WAS a member of Gold’s but looks like I need to find a gym that doesn’t body shame and degrade women for their appearance,” another wrote.
Gold’s took notice of the backlash and apologized after removing the post.