A newly launched podcast is being widely criticized for controversial comments made by the cohosts about women’s postpartum bodies.

The comments — made by Anthony Casasanta and agreed upon by cohosts Nick Casasanta and Jason Girratano on “The No Filter Podcast” — were called “disgusting”, “horrendous” and “God awful” after a clip from the show went viral on TikTok, according to news.com.au. The video garnered over 2.1 million views at the time of writing.

"If my wife lets herself go after I have kids with her, I’m going to tell her, once: 'If you don’t get your s–t together … If you can’t do that, I’m out,'" Anthony said in the video.

“I still want to be sexually attracted to my wife, to my spouse … Girlfriend, too,” he added while his cohosts seemed to agree.

Following the backlash the clip received, Anthony stood by the comments and reaffirmed his stance on expecting his partner to stay fit.

“We are not sorry,” Anthony told the New York Post in a direct message on Instagram.

“It’s also not only about weight gain after childbirth, it’s also about mental health as well as the physical health,” Anthony continued. “We feel like it’s very important to hold spouses, both men and women, to a high standard.”

“As for the people that ridiculed us for making this claim, we are not sorry,” he added. “This is what we prefer and we’re allowed to have our opinion on things just like they’re allowed to have their views on certain things, it’s none of our business what their opinion on things are, therefore they should respect our view.”

The podcast, started by the Casasanta brothers and their friend, asks the audience to “Enjoy the controversy!” Launched earlier this month, the show is already being slammed for the insensitive comments and the cohosts' lack of understanding about what a new mother deals with postpartum.

“How dare you make them feel bad for having your child?” said Daniel Seong, who goes by @seonglife on TikTok. “Post-partum is a real thing … and they don’t need you to shove that down their throat. Honor your spouse. Love your spouse. Unconditionally.”

“Wake the f–k up, man,” said Chance Terry, known on TikTok as @chancejterry. “Nobody else is living their life specifically for your wants and needs. Like, do the s–t that makes you happy, but don’t impose your unrealistic expectations and regulations on someone else’s life.”

“That’s called manipulation. That’s called control. And forgive the living f–k out of me, but this just screams, ‘I don’t have an emotionally intimate bone in my body,'” Terry concluded in a video that has amassed over 1 million views.

The hosts have turned off comments on the show's social media handles as well as their personal accounts. Anthony said this was because of “the fact that we were getting death threats along with our extended families who have nothing to do with this matter at all.”

Anthony also claimed the comments were being taken out of context. “We were talking years down the line after childbirth. We just don’t want our wives to be obese,” he told the New York Post. “We feel as if society promotes obesity which is a very unhealthy and uncomfortable way of living. We promote healthy lifestyles here at NoFilterPod.”

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