Carleton University is facing political criticism after removing weight scales from their gym facilities.

The university recently decided to remove the scales for fear of “triggering” overweight students.

Breitbart News reports:

Carleton University faces severe criticism for its latest politically correct decision to remove weight scales from its gym and workout areas to prevent the “triggering” of overweight students.

The Ottawa, Ontario, university calls the decision “in keeping with current fitness and social trends,” Fox News reported.

The justification given by the school is that the faculty hopes the removal of the scales will protect the health and wellbeing of their students.

But it seems like just another attempt for liberal universities to become “politically correct”.

The health coach at the school commented he feels the scales “remind students they are fat”.

Breitbart News reports:

“We don’t believe being fixated on weight has any positive effect on your health and well-being,” Marshall said to Canada’s The Charlatan newspaper. “The body is an amazing machine and even when we are dieting and training it will often find a homeostasis at a certain weight.”

Another student remarked he believes using weight scales “triggers” students to such extremes as eating disorders.

Breitbart News reports:

“Scales are very triggering,” student Samar El Faki said. “I think people are being insensitive because they simply don’t understand. They think eating disorders are a choice when they are actually a serious illness.”

Only a handful of students at the university have some common sense and disagree with the politically-charged decision to remove weight scales from their gym facilities.

One sophomore claimed students should take responsibility for themselves when using the scale.

Breitbart News reports:

Not every student agrees with the school’s move. Marko Miljusevic, a second-year computer science student, said people should take responsibility for themselves.

“We shouldn’t remove something because some people abuse it,” he said in a post on the school’s Facebook page. “If they can’t handle the number that shows up on the scale then don’t step on it.”

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