By Dailymail.com Reporter
Published: 02:39 BST, 26 May 2019 | Updated: 02:40 BST, 26 May 2019
CrossFit quit their Facebook and Instagram pages this week, citing a long list of grievances surrounding censorship and privacy while also being closely tied to the social media giants removal of a South African diet page from their platforms.
In an impassioned Thursday press release, the branded fitness regimen described itself as being a 'contrarian physiological and nutrition prescription for improving fitness and health.'
The release stated that its goal was to fight against the 'tsunami of chronic disease' and added that it would step in to help allies for the cause in the case that there were 'overreaching governments, malicious competitors, and corrupt academic organizations' present.
CrossFit stated in a release that as of Wednesday, the brand would be suspending their pages on Facebook and Instagram
While it would eventually list several issues, CrossFit stated that the final straw came when Facebook removed Banting7DayMealPlan - a 'low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet' efficacy group - from its platforms 'without warning or explanation.'
'Facebook's action should give any serious person reason to pause, especially those of us engaged in activities contrary to prevailing opinion,' CrossFit continued.
CrossFit stated that as of Wednesday, the pages would be suspended on Facebook and Instagram. So far, CrossFit Health is the only page that still remains on Facebook.