Warning: This article contains major spoilers.
Peloton didn’t take long to hit back after becoming caught in a controversial plot line in the new “Sex and the City” spinoff, “And Just Like That…”. Fans were reeling and took to the internet (naturally) to vent, grieve and rage after the shocking scene in the very first episode. I felt that plot twist like a knife in the gut, my jaw agape, tears flowing like a river, brain frozen. How could they do that?? And I needed someone to blame, anyone. While I cursed the writers and directors, others slammed Peloton.
After the episode aired, Peloton’s shares plunged 11% of the highly anticipated premiere episode .
However, cardiologist Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum — who works on Peloton’s Health & Wellness Advisory Council — has spoken out, saying the opposite is actually true.
Steinbaum told Us Weekly that taking Peloton classes may help stave off heart attacks and other health problems.
Meanwhile, they posted this parody tweet with the help of Ryan Reynolds.
And just like that…he's alive. pic.twitter.com/bVX8uWypFZ
— Peloton (@onepeloton) December 12, 2021
Dr. Susan Steinbaum (Peloton’s Cardiologist) passionately defended the product. “I’m sure ‘SATC’ fans, like me, are saddened by the news that Mr. Big dies of a heart attack,” Steinbaum said.
“Mr. Big lived what many would call an extravagant lifestyle — including cocktails, cigars, and big steaks — and was at serious risk as he had a previous cardiac event in Season 6. These lifestyle choices and perhaps even his family Riding his Peloton bike may have even helped delay his cardiac event!”
“More than 80 percent of all cardiac-related deaths are preventable by changing one’s lifestyle, diet and exercise. While 25 percent of heart attacks each year are in patients who already had one (like Mr. Big), even then they are very, very treatable.”
Still upset, but with more understanding.