Statement regarding Simone Abigail Kriel

Fitness magazine is committed to creating a non-racial, non-sexist, and inclusive society in South Africa.

We do not condone any forms of racial discrimination, prejudice or sexism, including antisemitism, nor do we wish to associate with anyone who holds or expresses such views.

We condemn and denounce in the strongest possible terms the anti-Semitic utterances made by Simone Abigail Kriel.

We wish to distance ourselves from Kriel’s personal views and state categorically that these views are not held nor shared by Fitness magazine, or any of its representatives.

Kriel was never affiliated to nor represented the Fitness magazine brand in any capacity.

Her entry to the annual Face of Fitness cover model search was posted online as part of the entry and selection process. Her profile was removed following her anti-Semitic social media posts. Fitness magazine has no future plans or intentions to associate with Kriel in any way.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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