Women ‘kicked out’ from gym after ‘disgusting’ workout video

Women ‘kicked out’ from gym after ‘disgusting’ workout video
  • PublishedDecember 18, 2023

Two fitness influencers who shared a video mocking a man working out in their gym have been “kicked out”, it has been claimed.

The women, who go by the handles @fit.berna and @fitmitdebbs, were widely criticised after uploading a video titled, “Copying the weird man in the corner of the gym”, in November.

In the clip, the pair mimicked the man’s movements while falling over in hysterical laughter – a detail many argued was “inappropriate” and an act of “bullying”.

Both Berna and Debbs immediately went underground amid the backlash, making their Instagram and TikTok accounts private.

While the pair have since re-emerged online without addressing the controversy, one social media user has just given an update, claiming the German fitness fanatics have been banned by their gym.

Two fitness influencers from Germany have reportedly been ‘kicked out’ of their gym over this viral video. Picture: TikTok

Two fitness influencers from Germany have reportedly been ‘kicked out’ of their gym over this viral video. Picture: TikTok

The women, who post as @fit.berna and @fitmitdebbs, shared a video mocking ‘the weird man in the gym’. Picture: TikTok

The women, who post as @fit.berna and @fitmitdebbs, shared a video mocking ‘the weird man in the gym’. Picture: TikTok

Noah Bermudez, who was one of many who publicly called out the original clip, said he’d been contacted by a personal trainer at the gym Berna and Debbs used, who made the revelation.

“The good news is, this guy sent me a DM and his colleague who is a manager of the gym has kicked them out,” Noah claimed.

He also thanked Noah for bringing the incident to the gym’s attention, adding “these kinds of videos are not to be tolerated”.

Noah also revealed he’d been contacted by Debbs, sharing a screenshot of a message he received telling him to “take down” his initial video.

In it, she claimed there had been a “misunderstanding”, suggesting her and Berna weren’t making fun of the man working out but were instead “playfully copying his workout”.

Noah Bermudez shared the 'update' from the gym as well as a screenshot from Debbs claiming they were misunderstood. Picture: TikTok

Noah Bermudez shared the ‘update’ from the gym as well as a screenshot from Debbs claiming they were misunderstood. Picture: TikTok

“Since we were facing each other, we found it amusing,” she wrote, as per the screenshot.

“It was never meant to mock or make fun of him.

“We followed his routine and laughed while doing it, unfortunately many misunderstood the video so we took it down …”

Debbs went on to stress that “everything is being twisted”, adding that both her and Berna were “sorry” for the way the video was perceived.

“We’re willing to make a statement explaining out intent. We do not support bullying. Bullying is terrible,” the message concluded.

News.com.au has contacted both Berna and Debbs for further comment.

Neither of the women have apologised publicly. Picture: Instagram/@fit.berna

Neither of the women have apologised publicly. Picture: Instagram/@fit.berna

Many have pointed out the two women haven’t publicly apologised for the video, which showed the pair in hysterics as they mimicked the man’s movements, who was working out with his back turned to them.

At one stage they point at the man, who was clueless as to what was happening behind him, and laugh hysterically, while later on in the short video, they collapse in a heap as they re-enact him lunging.

Outraged internet users widely criticised the women, calling them out for “making fun” of an innocent gymgoer, arguing it was a “disgusting” display for attention.

“Such gross behaviour from grown women. Gag,” one wrote at the time.

“It’s people like that, that make the gym a scary, unachievable place for others,” another noted.

As one raged: “They are trying their best. I have no idea why they think this is so hilarious?”

The pair are yet to comment publicly after their actions were labelled 'unacceptable' online. Picture: Facebook

The pair are yet to comment publicly after their actions were labelled ‘unacceptable’ online. Picture: Facebook

Others argued it was “unacceptable” and “disgusting” behaviour, with one bloke claiming the video proves just how wild the world in 2023 has become, stating “attention is oxygen” to the younger generations as a result of social media. Calling out inappropriate gym behaviour has become a viral phenomenon in recent months, with the hashtags #GymCreep and #GymWeirdo clocking up over 100 million views since it emerged, the BBC reported in February.

This figure is likely to have grown tremendously since.

SOURCE: NEWS.COM

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