José Fernández's tragic passing has affected so many people.
The late sports star's longtime love reflected on their time together, writing:
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All the claps for girl power!
So, here's what happened — Erin was publicly shamed on Facebook by a man who thought it wasn't cool for her to jump rope at her sons' soccer game. To prove his point, the man in question posted a pic of Oprea and then went on to shame her with derogatory comments.
What's crazy is, the fitness guru was harming NO ONE while she jumped some rope and simultaneously watched her sons kick some butt. Not to mention there was absolutely no reason for the disgruntled dude to post a snap without someone else's permission!
Way to go, Erin! Use someone else's negativity to help others. That man obviously has a big problem…with himself. I only hope he can learn to like himself someday so he can be an adult and stop bullying others for bettering themselves! Check out the blog erinoprea.com Ok…I see lots of confused comments…I guess I should explain a bit further. This guy felt the need to post this pic of my friend and trainer, Erin Oprea, along with some really insecure and mean comments. He was shaming her for getting in some exercise during her son's soccer game. Not cool.A photo posted by Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) on Mar 1, 2016 at 4:18pm PST
You're right, girl! This situation was so "not cool"!
Shortly after the singer shared her valiant message, Erin herself took to her blog to discuss the disheartening incident:
"This is exactly why many people don't embrace an active lifestyle in ordinary situations: They are worried that they will draw attention and, even worse, ridicule. Keeping yourself active and healthy in any way you can should be cheered and admired! I would love to see the day when there are more people running laps around the soccer field than there are people just sitting and watching. (Keep in mind: If you want to kick back and watch the game from the bleachers, I don't judge.) Everyone has to find time in their busy schedules to get their workouts in.
This is a time that works well for me and many other parents. I don't want to see people getting bullied for doing what works best for their lifestyle. What I do care about are those who would love to be out moving but worry that they're being judged. I don't want the choice to be made for them because of bullies. These kinds of posts don't change my opinion or actions, but I can see how they affect other people and I want that to change. So grab your jump rope, embrace that healthy lifestyle and keep on jumping if you hear whispering behind you. You're the better person here in more ways than one."
What wise words! You can read the rest of Oprea's blog post HERE.
So, whose side are YOU on?