Jessica Simpson is in hot water this morning, after she shared a picture of her four-month-old daughter wearing a bikini on public TV.
The 32-year-old singer showed a picture of Maxwell Drew on Katie Couric’s new TV show, and critics are lashing out, calling it “wrong” and “just awful”.
Claude Knights, the director of Kidscape, said yesterday: Ã¢â¬ËIt is very disturbing to see a young baby presented to the world wearing a bikini.
Ã¢â¬ËCelebrity choices carry great influence, as can be seen by the manner in which their accessories and behaviours are copied widely.
Ã¢â¬ËIt is to be hoped that parents will understand that Ã¢â¬Åbaby bikinisÃ¢â¬Â are totally inappropriate, and that they contribute to the sexualisation and commercialisation of childhood.
Ã¢â¬ËWe should not be compromising the sanctity of our childrenÃ¢â¬â¢s early years.Ã¢â¬â¢
Others condemned the bikini on Twitter after seeing it online. One wrote: Ã¢â¬ËJessica Simpson posts a photo of her 4-month-old baby in a BIKINI Ã¢â¬â wrong wrong wrong.Ã¢â¬â¢
Another added: Ã¢â¬ËA baby in a bikini?! Dear God, some people are just wrong!Ã¢â¬â¢
A third wrote: Ã¢â¬ËI just saw the most ridiculously posed photo of Jessica SimpsonÃ¢â¬â¢s baby in a bikini. Just awful. Poor poppet.Ã¢â¬â¢
In January, supermodel Cindy Crawford was criticised for allowing her ten-year-old daughter Kaia to pose in a short skirt.
In a report last year into the sexualisation of children, Reg Bailey, chief executive of the MothersÃ¢â¬â¢ Union, said: Ã¢â¬ËParents are telling us they are worried about the pressures on children to grow up too quickly.Ã¢â¬â¢
Where do you stand on the baby-bikini drama? Do you think it’s totally inappropriate – or totally cute?
Here are some new pictures of Jessica and her fiance Eric Johnson arriving back in Los Angeles after their trip to NYC.
Source, Photos: FameFlynet