Tracy Anderson Apologizes for ‘Pregnancy is an Excuse to Get Fat’ Comment (VIDEO)
Tracy Anderson, celebrity fitness trainer, made headlines recently when she appeared in the September issue of Dujour Magazine to flaunt her ‘post-baby body’ just six weeks postpartum. But the thing that got people riled up wasn’t Anderson’s post-pregnancy physique – it was her implication that having a thin, toned body six weeks after giving birth was a reasonable thing to expect of a new mother.
“A lot of women use pregnancy as an excuse to let their bodies go, and that’s the worst thing,” Anderson told the magazine. “I’ve seen so many women who come to me right after [having children] with disaster bodies that have gone through hell, or they come to me years later and say, “Oh, my body is like this because I had three kids.””
The backlash against Anderson was harsh and immediate, with many branding her a ‘narcissist’ and saying that she’s out of touch with the plight of ‘real moms’ – those who don’t have a personal trainer and chef, or even necessarily the time to hit the gym immediately after giving birth.
Yesterday, Anderson went on Good Morning America to say she’s sorry that you were offended for being so insensitive.
“I am so mortified; it sounds so bad when it comes back like that. It’s not what I meant,” said Anderson. “I’ve spent 14 years very focused creating all of this original content, testing on women to make sure I can give women something that really works so they can be their most empowered self.
“So the last thing I would do is judge a woman, especially after children.”
Which is funny, because that’s exactly what she did.
What do you think? Was Anderson out of line, or were her comments misinterpreted?