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PureGym apologized after one of their gyms likened their ‘workout of the month’ to slavery

The Facebook post, which has since been deleted, shared details of a workout titled « 12 Years of Slave » to « celebrate » Black History Month at Luton Gymnasium

« How dare you and your employees completely laugh at the pain black people feel?

« Black History Month is no joke Black people are no joke Stop making a joke of our lives Despicable »

A fourth wrote: « Someone needs to be held accountable for this and obviously anti-racist training is urgently needed throughout the company

« This post is totally unacceptable, has not been approved or approved by the company and was deleted as soon as it was brought to our attention, » he said

« We take this issue very seriously and are urgently investigating how and why this post was published »

Black History Month is an annual celebration of black history, achievements and contributions in the UK

First proposed in 1915 by American historian Carter G Woodson, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States, BHM has become a widespread celebration around the world, including in UK

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