Mom posts picture asking "What's your excuse?"

Published On: Oct 15 2013 01:34:35 PM EDT

She said she had all the right intentions -- but the Facebook post of a former beauty queen has landed her in hot water. Thirty-two-year-old Maria Kang posted a picture of herself with her three young children -- ages 3, 2 and 8 months. The title of the photo? "What's your excuse?"

Some of the Facebook comments were positive, but a slew slammed Kang for doing what they considered fat-shaming women.

Kang told Yahoo! Shine that her intention was, quote, "to inspire people," explaining, "I wanted to say, 'I know you think you don't have time if you have kids. But if I can do it, you can do it, too."

She has since posted this apology:

"I'm sorry you took an image and resonated with it in such a negative way. I won't go into details that I struggled with my genetics, had an eating disorder, work full time owning two businesses, have no nanny, am not naturally skinny and do not work as a personal trainer. What I WILL say is this. What you interpret is not MY fault. It's yours. The first step in owning your life, your body and your destiny is to OWN the thoughts that come out of your own head. I didn't create them. You created them. So if you want to continue 'hating' this image, get used to hating many other things for the rest of your life."

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