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Here’s How The CrossFit CEO REALLY Views The Different Types Of Diabetes

Whether you use it to keep in touch with your friends, or you use it to promote a business, Twitter is a platform. Each and every user has a voice. That’s why anyone uses social media, right?

It can be argued that something like CrossFit isn’t so different. People do CrossFit, and go to CrossFit gyms, and compete in CrossFit games so that there’s a community of self-improvement. It should be an environment free of judgment and scorn.

Twitter unfortunately is not.

The tweet you see above was from CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman.

And it was quickly met with resistance by the diabetes community on Twitter, starting with the one and only Nick Jonas:

Since the controversial tweet, the question has been posed: Was Greg Glassman out of line? While it has been proven that sugary drinks can increase an individual’s chances to develop type 2 diabetes, what Glassman did was, as Jonas pointed out, insensitive to the differences between type 1 and type 2, but also just plain unnecessary.

“…shaming people isn’t what gets them motivated to change.”

Unnecessary not because something about sugary drinks didn’t need to be said, but unnecessary because there are so many better ways to say something meaningful. You’d expect the CEO of a primary workout business and program to know that shaming people isn’t what gets them motivated to change.


What do you think? 

Was Greg Glassman out of line?

Let us know in the comment section.

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Garrett D. resides in West Michigan. When he isn’t writing (or editing), you can find him outside, riding a bike, reading a book, or just plain running. Other interests include sports (of any kind), music (again, any kind) and cinema (a bit pickier here).