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"Fit Mom" Maria Kang is speaking out in defense of her "What's Your Excuse" photo that caused such a stir online, claiming she was just trying to inspire.

The 32-year-old mother of three revealed that she never intended to bully or shame others with her fitness photo shoot, but rather share a love of exercise.

Yet after posting this photo to her Facebook page, Maria became the target of online critics who called her a “bully” who was calling out other women:

Maria Kang was shocked when her Facebook page blew up with commenters calling her “selfish," a “fat shamer” and worse after the ad went viral.

“I did not know I was going to ruffle this many feathers,” Maria said. “I knew that not everyone was going to like the photo but I wanted to inspire others.”

“Obviously these three little boys are symbols of time. I’m able to keep them a priority. Of course it’s not always my first priority but it’s one of my priorities."

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Maria Kang, a very fit mom of three, is accused of "fit-shaming" women in a Facebook photo she shared, and now refuses to apologize for.

The 32-year-old fitness enthusiast and former beauty queen shared this image of herself in a workout bra and short shorts, flaunting her toned body:

Maria Kang (Fit Mom) Photo

Alongside her? Kang's three sons, ages 3 years, 2 years, and 8 months, with the caption: "What's Your Excuse?" Just motivating others, right?

Depends who you ask. The picture sparked a comment war, with many of 12,000 (!) responses accusing her of fat-shaming, a charge Kang denies.

After she responded with what she calls a "non-apology," the debate escalated. How did she address some of the criticism she received? Read on ...

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An Illinois dad who discovered something repulsive - a Facebook spam page exploiting his sick daughter for Likes - responded in amazing fashion.

Sean Murphy took to the page, which is described as a "social content farm," and managed to raise money for the hospital that saved her life.

A picture he posted online that shows his little girl, Serafina, recovering from heart surgery, was used to bolster the advertising revenue of a page called Starteens.

Pretty awful. But the University of Illinois law student simply went on the page and asked readers to donate money to the hospital instead of "Liking" anything.

As a result, he raised thousands of dollars for the medical facility.

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Caitlin Seida posted a photo of herself on Facebook dressed in a Lara Croft costume, thinking it was private. It was not. The photo spread, and spread again.

It rapidly amassed some of the meanest comments you can imagine, and sparked debate over the logistics and legalities of Facebook privacy settings.

Because Caitlin hadn't restricted her Facebook privacy settings to "Friends Only," she didn't have a legal right to the photos she posted on the site.

As such, they could technically be used on other websites, and they were. It's unclear how this one went viral, but it was posted, re-posted and re-posted.

Despite her best efforts, she learned that once a photo goes viral online, it's very difficult to scrub it from existence. It's a shame but a cautionary tale.

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An unnamed grandfather recently penned a letter to his daughter, criticizing her for the homophobia that apparently led her to disown his gay grandson.

The letter has since gone viral after FCKH8, the gay rights group that first obtained the note, shared it on Facebook and captioned it simply, "Go Grandpa!"

The group says they "were blown away by how this guy stands by his grandson and stands up against his own homophobic daughter. This is real love!"

The letter came in response to the "hurtful, narrow-minded and backwards" daughter, who had kicked her son out of the house after learning he was gay.

This isn't the first letter to make the online rounds after someone came out as gay, but is particularly moving coming from a grandpa raised in another era.

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Facebook may print money for Mark Zuckerberg and his cohorts, but as far as popularity among younger users go, it's seen some declines of late.

Once the hip, cutting-edge social network for college kids and teens, the Facebook has become more of a forum for moms, dads and even grandparents.

Using it to embarrass their family members, intentionally or not, the older folks are driving away the site's initial users - often in hilarious fashion, at least.

If you're wondering why "kids these days" prefer Instagram, Vine, Tumblr and SnapChat over Facebook, it might be because of status updates like this ...

Facebook Fail 2

Very well played, dad. Father figures are always there to keep you in line with a smart-ass comment ... or by recreating your douchey selfies:

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Nothing is supposed to show up on your Facebook Wall unless it's posted by you or your friends, but it can happen, as Khalil Shreateh just proved.

By posting on Mark Zuckerberg's wall.

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Page Hacked

Shreateh, a security researcher from Palestine, first reported the bug to Facebook, which pays people to report such things rather than sell them on the black market.

But, instead of fixing the bug and paying the researcher the $500+ fee, Facebook told him "this was not a bug," according to an email that Shreateh shared.

When he tried a second time to warn the company and was rebuffed, Shreateh posted on the Wall of Sarah Goodin - a friend of Facebook CEO Zuckerberg.

That got their attention REALLY fast.

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Teen Mom 3 star Mackenzie Douthit is causing quite a stir online, declaring she’s pregnant, married and having a meltdown ... all in the same 24 hours.

Mackenzie Douthit Bikini Photo

The 18-year-old reality star first took to Facebook Monday, declaring, “Yes. For everyone wondering, im 12 weeks pregnant…. time to tell the truth.”

She then Tweeted, “been married for months but im not allowed to get pregs with my husband without miami girls subtweeting… do i look like I care????”

Subtweeting is another way of saying subliminally tweeting, passive-aggressively calling someone out on Twitter without actually mentioning names.

Mackenzie Douthit, who has a 1-year-old son named Gannon, got plenty of reactions to her life-changing proclamations, which she replied to on Facebook.

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A horrifying crime was revealed Thursday when a Miami man, Derek Medina, posted a photo of his dead wife, along with a confession, on Facebook.

Medina posted the photo of his slain spouse around noon on Thursday, with the caption "Rip Jennifer Alfonso" and an admission of responsibility.

The image shows his wife's leggings-clad body slumped on the floor in what appears to be the kitchen, her face and left arm covered in blood.

"You will see me in the news," reads a confessional status update.

"my wife was punching me and I am not going to stand anymore with the abuse so I did what I did I hope u understand me," he chillingly added.

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Aaron Hernandez wanted to thank the person who recently created a Facebook fan page in his honor, even if can't get on the Internet to check it LOL.

The jailed former NFL star apparently wrote a second letter to a fan from solitary confinement, this time lamenting that he can't get on the web in there.

  • Hernandez Letter #2
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He wrote to a fan who started an Aaron Hernandez support page, "Thanks for the site and sry [sic] I can't check site [sic] there is no internet in jail lol."

First-ever use of "LOL" in a hand-written letter? Quite possibly.

In the first Aaron Hernandez letter back to a fan who wrote him in a show of support, the murder suspect declared he is not guilty and will play again.

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