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Dear Gold’s Gym…

Dear Gold’s Gym,

I am writing in solidarity with the entire fruit community to express my extreme dissatisfaction with the attacks on our pear comrades. Bodies come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, as Samantha (an ardent fruit and vegetable shape ally) pointed out in her blog post this week.  I feel I must attach the horrendous image from your advertisement below, noting that I in no way wish to propage anti-pearist sentiment by this action.

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In recent produce communiqués, representatives from the citrus, stone, tropical and other fruit associations called on the vegetable community to condemn this reprehensible action. They responded immediately.  We are united in our support for pears, apples, and indeed all shapes of animal, vegetable and mineral form.

We therefore call on you, Gold’s Gym, to:

  • withdraw your pear-shaming advertising forthwith;
  • issue an apology, stating your acceptance of all shapes in nature.

Fruit fitness takes many forms, and we applaud all of them. We include examples from our own organization below.


The Executive Committee of the Boston Banana Cycling Club

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