This Is The Shirt That Got A 70-Year-Old Man Kicked Out Of The Gym (Photo)

This Is The Shirt That Got A 70-Year-Old Man Kicked Out Of The Gym (Photo)

Mike Amoroso, 70, loves staying in shape – and sharing his political views. He was working out at Planet Fitness in Orange City, Florida, in a shirt that read, ‘Abortion Kills a Person,’ when one of the staff members approached him.

“She told me: ‘I am very sorry. We have someone who is not happy with your shirt. Someone is offended by your shirt,’” Amoroso said. “I said, ‘You know, I wear them all the time.’ She said, ‘You’ll have to leave,’ and I said, ‘Okay, I’ll leave,’ and I left.”

Amoroso was worried that the violent language of his shirt contributed to his removal from the gym. The next day, he wore a yellow shirt emblazoned with the logo ‘Pray to End Abortion.’ Again, a staff member at Planet Fitness told Amoroso that another customer complained about his wardrobe and that he would have to change or leave.

This Is The Shirt That Got A 70-Year-Old Man Kicked Out Of The Gym (Photo)

Amoroso has nothing against women who choose an abortion, but said he’d like for a time to come when abortion is no longer necessary. He has a large collection of anti-abortion shirts. Amoroso said he can understand why people are offended, but believes his shirts are a freedom-of-speech issue.

He hopes that his wardrobe choices and the controversy they’ve created will help start a conversation about abortion. When asked if the offense people took to the shirts would make him reconsider his clothing, he replied, “No, I might wear them more.” Amoroso isn’t happy he offended someone in the process of starting a dialogue.

Sources: WFTV, NARAL / Image via WFTV


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