Facebook’s “Hot Mom” is a hot topic again, as a photo posted by mother of three and fitness competitor Maria Kang is drawing a significant amount of negative feedback, despite being intended as a positive message.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg put his money where his mouth has been in terms of support for education, as Panorama Education announced Monday that it raised $4 million in seed funding, co-led by Zuckerberg’s Startup: Education.
One of the dangers of posting on Facebook and other social media sites is that posts can be taken the wrong way, which is exactly what seems to have happened to Maria Kang, a 32-year-old mother of three and fitness competitor. Kang posted a photo of herself in a workout bra and shorts, with her three kids, showing off her toned body, with the caption, “What’s your excuse?” However, rather than seeing it as motivational, many Facebook users lashed out at Kang.
Pretty sneaky, mom: While 90 percent of mothers are friends with their children on Facebook, 46 percent of them restrict their kids’ access to their profiles, according to a study by the publisher of Parenting and Babytalk magazines and Parenting.com.
While she shouldn’t have been on Facebook in the first place, a 9 year-old was exposed to a sexually suggestive ad last night while navigating the site. It brings up a number of questions surrounding parenting as well as the advertisements allowed to pass through Facebook’s ad approval department. According to Hugh Briss, he was alerted by his daughter who asked “What is that man doing to that lady and why are they naked, Daddy?”