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VIRAL VIDEO: Fitness instructor calls overweight people 'lazy' and 'repulsive'

John Burk's video goes in on overweight people. (Source: Facebook) John Burk's video goes in on overweight people. (Source: Facebook)

Get out there and get active. Those are just some of the nice words from a newly released video by fitness instructor, John Burk. The video runs 5 minutes long and is directed towards overweight people, calling them "lazy" and "eating themselves into an early grave."

Burk says this is not about fat shaming. It's about teaching people to be healthy and preventing health problems down the road.

He also goes after the fast food industry and how he says don't believe the fat-free options they're selling. 

The video was posted on Burk's Facebook page. There has been mixed reaction. Some people agree and call it the cold hard truth.  

Burk says he used to be overweight and worked hard to get to where he is. 

Burk, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, does admit there are some situations where a medical condition, such as a thyroid problem, can prevent someone from losing weight. 

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