In 2013, Maria Kang stirred controversy after creating a meme challenging mothers to get fit. The meme featured Kang wearing skimpy workout clothes standing over her three children under the header “What’s your excuse?”
Kang’s critics called her a narcissist, a fat-shamer and a mom-shamer. Fans simply called her “hot mom.”
Five years later, Kang has recreated the meme with older children and a more inclusive headline. This time around, Maria is wearing the same outfit, but the meme asks, “What’s your reason?”
“I haven’t changed my tune, I’ve just grown up a whole lot,” she wrote in her post. “What is your reason for getting/staying healthy? Why is this fitness journey important to you? Once you identify your WHY, the HOW part becomes easy."