McKayla Maroney has proudly confirmed that she is the one who posted the sultry Instagram video of herself showing off her curves in nothing but a tiny tank top and black thong, after many fans thought she had been hacked.
The racy video, which has racked up more than 800,000 views since it was posted on Saturday, led many to believe that the 21-year-old Olympic gymnast was the victim of a hacking.
However, she set her fans straight later that day, revealing that she was the one who posted the footage of herself scantily clad and seductively dancing.
In the video, McKayla Maroney is seen running her fingers through her hair while shaking her pert backside for the camera.
‘Another world premiere,’ she captioned the sexy footage, which had jaws dropping over the weekend.
A couple of years ago, the athlete had nude photos of herself leaked online, and her new video led many to believe that she had been hacked again.
However, she took to both Twitter and Instagram to confirm that she was the one who posted the video.
She tweeted: ‘hey, im just doing me. if u want me to be a role model so bad, get inspired by how i give 0 f***s and go do u.’
hey, im just doing me. if u want me to be a role model so bad, get inspired by how i give 0 fcuks and go do u
— mckayla (@McKaylaMaroney) May 14, 2017
McKayla Maroney shared a similar message on Instagram along with a photo of someone making a shadow of a heart with her hands over a meadow filled with flowers, writing: ‘i didn’t get hacked. unfollow if u need to. all love.’
In 2014, nude photos of McKayla Maroney were leaked onto several pornography sites, and her attorney wrote letters to site likes Porn.com demanding that they remove the naked images of the then-teenager.
McKayla Maroney’s lawyers confirmed that the photos of the gymnast were taken when she was under 18-years-old; despite the fact that she previously tweeted the photos of her were ‘fake’.
‘Shout out to my fans for defending me all day long.. even when things got weird u stood by me. and that meant the world,’ she tweeted at the time.
Almost three years later, many of her 1.2 million Instagram followers thought she was hacked for a second time before she took credit for the video.
Unsurprisingly, the footage caused an uproar in the comments section, as people fiercely debated whether or not it was appropriate for her to post the footage when she is a ‘role model’ for young girls.
‘So much for the whole role model thing,’ one person wrote, while another commented: ‘Wow you are on the way to rock bottom..lol no pun intended.’
However, some people just saw the video as a sign that the Olympian is growing up, with many noting she is working on becoming a musician in Los Angeles.
‘First of all, that I haven’t,’ she told Seventeen.com about the rumors that she’s had lip injections. ‘And I’ve posted a picture on Instagram last night that was like, how do I make my face look like I didn’t do anything to my face when I literally have not done anything to my face?’
‘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.’