Time magazine has been ruthlessly mocked for an article saying the origins of exercise are rooted in racism.
The piece, titled ‘The White Supremacist Origins of Exercise,’ preaches the activity as a pastime started in the early 1900s by white Americans who sought to strengthen their race amid increasing immigration and the abolition of slavery.
Those statements were made by progressive private school teacher Natalia Petrzela, who was interviewed by the publication after engaging in an in-depth study into the origins of calorie-burning activities in the US.
The Columbia grad, a self-professed ‘fitness scholar’ who works as a history teacher at a famously progressive private school in Manhattan, supports movements such as Defund the Police and Black Lives Matter.
She has penned books expressing her ideals, in which she preaches the use of terms like ‘cisgender’ and ‘white privilege.
Released on Thursday, the article was heavily mocked on Twitter, with dozens taking to the platform to insist stories like these are destroying the publication’s reputation.