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A 70-Year-Old Man Was Told To Change His Pro-Life Shirt Or leave Planet Fitness

Mike Amoroso told Channel 9 that he was tossed out of Planet Fitness for wearing a pro-life t-shirt while he worked out.

The 70-year-old owns dozens of anti-abortion shirts because he’s very passionate about the unborn.

But it was an offended gym attendee’s complaint that led to Amoroso being asked to either change his shirt or leave.

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

Amoroso, being the passionate guy that he is, didn’t let getting kicked out stop him from exercising his rights. So the very next day, he returned to Planet Fitness wearing a “softer,” less “offensive” pro-life  shirt. However, that shirt was also deemed too offensive for some.

“Do you understand why people are offended?” asked reporter Shannon Butler.

“Yes. Yes, I do,” said Amoroso.

But for Amoroso, wearing these shirts is about his freedom of speech. He made it clear that he has nothing against women who chose to have an abortion. But he also said that he hopes to one day see an end to the deadly procedure.

And Amoroso is also pleased that his story is causing people to have a discussion about abortion.

“This doesn’t deter you even though people are offended from wearing these?” asked Butler.

“No, I might wear them more,” said Amoroso.

Planet Fitness has yet to respond to media inquiries.


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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