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Abigail Breslin SLAMS a gym company's body-shaming and hella sexist adverts

That'll be the last time they do that.

By Sammy Stewart

Our very own girl crusader has absolutely destroyed a gym's rep after they posted an offensive ad that tbh shouldn't have made it past the 1950s.

Scream Queens kween Abigail Breslin has called out a seriously gross advertising campaign from Gold's Gym.

The advert features a pear (making reference to the outdated ritual of likening women's bodies to inanimate objects) along with the caption, "This is no shape for a girl."

Gross.

Not only was the advert being stupidly unrealistic about body expectations (we've never seen a pear-looking woman before) but the fact that it was solely targeting women and not the guys? Well, that's just big NOPE from us.

Abigail SLAMMED the advert on her Instagram: "Things like this are the reason 9 year old girls develop eating disorders. Working out should be something you do for yourself, your health and your mind & body, not cuz a corporation declares your body shape isn't what girls should look like. Also I wonder if it's cool with Golds Gyms for men to be pear shaped? Interesting they had to single out females. Good job for preying on people's insecurities and perpetuating body image issues! Good thing I've never signed up for your gym, now I certainly never will."

MIC DROP.

Abigail had a similar response to this equally as bad advert:

Gold's Gym has since deleted the posts and released a longgggg statement on their Facebook page apologising: "Not only were they offensive and disgusting, they go against everything we believe in and stand for. For years we have been dedicated to helping people feel empowered by fitness, not intimidated or ashamed by it. We believe that strength comes in many forms… be it physical, mental or emotional… and that our purpose (and rallying cry) is to help people Know Their Own Strength."

Lesson learnt? Don't pick on girls and think you can get away with it.