I'm not a mean-spirited guy. This sign is a playful jab, it's supposed to be an attention grabber. I love people, I care about people, and I don't care if you're ugly or not. I can help you get in shape, and that's the attitude of the sign.
He has also set up a GoFundMe campaign with a target of $1,000 to help him keep the sign up. It has currently reached $245, about a quarter of its target.
Social media users were torn by the sign, some thinking it was fantastic, while others found it offensive.
Commenting below the Facebook video, some wrote "Keep the sign and pay the fine!" Another said: "Keep it up I don't see a problem with it!" A third commented: "I get the humour and think it's tongue in cheek! Not offensive and shouldn't have to come down."
Others, however, were less enthusiastic. One person wrote:
The sign should be taken down. Think about it, some [people] are already struggling being bullied & my opinion is that the sign is making it harder on [people] being bullied already. I'm not fat or ugly.