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Maria Kang: The viral "What's Your Excuse?" mom

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Culture & Entertainment

Maria Kang: The viral "What's Your Excuse?" mom

By: Guest Blogger

  Have you heard about Maria Kang? With this one photo, posted to her Facebook page, Maria Kang, a California mom of three (stating the obvious here) has kicked off a fiery internet controversy. As of this writing, her post on Facebook has had over 200,000 Likes, and 24,279 comments. Most of the ones I read were supportive, some very scathing. If this is the first time you're seeing this photo, how do you feel? Pissed? Shamed? Admiring? Bullied? Inspired? If you feel that it's all kinds of wrong or mean or bitchy, you're not alone-- check out the take of Jezebel  here, and Yahoo Shine  here, not to mention plenty of disparaging comments on Kang's photo. Yes, maybe Kang is antagonizing us (though she says that isn't her intention), but that doesn't make her a "bad mom" or a "rich bitch" as I've seen in some of the comments on her Facebook page. Here's the thing though. If she were a dad, who would care? Would we feel so judged? Would Jezebel be writing about this? Would Yahoo? Would I? Would there be twenty thousand comments on her Facebook page? Are we trying to muzzle her because it's unbecoming for a mom to be boastful or antagonistic? What's going on here? What do you think? -Helen        
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