LOS ANGELES (EON) – McKayla Maroney has responded to critics after posing a racy video on Instgram.
The racy video of her dancing around in a thong was meant to be posted and she’s damn proud of it.
The video first surfaced on her Instagram page on Saturday — and people went crazy thinking the 21-year-old Olympic gymnast may have been hacked.
Maroney, an aspiring pop singer, says she meant to post the footage … saying:
“I didn’t get hacked. unfollow if u need to. all love.”
McKayla announced her retirement from elite gymnastics in February 2016 during an interview on the GymCastic podcast in which she spoke candidly about her health issues and her desire to put her ‘worth and value into something else’.
The former athlete is now pursuing a career in music and looking to become a male version of Drake. That ambition has made her an even stronger presence on social media, and she often posts photos of herself modeling crop tops and figure-hugging ensembles.
“Growing up in the social media world, it’s tough,” she told Seventeen.com at the time.
“Your face changes, you get older, your face fills out, and you fall into liking makeup and different stuff like that. And for people saying that, for the most part — it would kind of hurt my feelings when you haven’t done anything.”