McKayla Maroney Shares New Bikini Clip, Addresses Criticism

“I know very very well i’m more than a bathing suit pic,” wrote Maroney.

Via @mckaylamaroney

Former US Olympic gymnast (and medalist) McKayla Maroney has maintained a fairly light social media presence in recent months.

Thursday, however, she made waves by posting a short bikini video selfie on Twitter.

Upon viewing the clip, many arrived at a simple conclusion: she looked absolutely fantastic.

The video did not exclusively receive positive reactions, however. One of those less flattering statements received a response from Maroney herself.

“Oh Mckayla, as a mom and former gymnast, I wish you would see that you are so much more than this,” wrote Twitter user @JJetson38 (Britney Scott).

Maroney quickly responded.

“hi 🙂 just fyi i know very very well i’m more than a bathing suit pic,” wrote Maroney. “I was off social media for months & if i wasn’t in music i’d keep it that way.

“I just live life a little differently than what most ppl agree with, and as a daughter i’d hope my mom would love me anyway.”

Maroney’s response received support from fellow Twitter users, with one praising her “class” and another lauding her “killin em with kindness” approach.

The original critic offered her own response, insisting she “never meant to disrespect” Maroney.

“Cool, so as long as you are happy,” wrote @jjetson38. “Never meant to disrespect. Some of them are right- I don’t know you. I just always really loved your gymnastics and was concerned about all USA Gymnastics has put you through. Do you.”

Maroney has since posted two new shots in the yellow bikini top.


Written by Charles Suchs

Charles Suchs is a news reporter and chart analyst for Headline Planet.

While he contributes to all sections of the publication, he devotes specific attention to tracking radio charts and promotional strategies.


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