Bethenny Frankel defended a photo she shared on Instagram of herself wearing her four-year-old daughter’s pajamas after it went viral on Monday.

Bethenny Frankel Fits Into Her 4-Year-Old's PJs

Frankel, 43, shared a photo of herself wearing her daughter’s Hello Kitty nightgown on Sunday, writing, “This is my daughter’s nightgown and PJ shorts. Think we’re ready to start sharing clothes yet?”

Frankel, who starred on Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York, her own reality spinoff and hosted a shortlived talk show, Bethenny, claims to be wearing the clothes of 4-year-old daughter Bryn, who is not pictured.

While some found the picture to be sweet, others were less than impressed with Frankel’s decision to share the photo, claiming it was “inappropriate” and promoted unhealthy dieting or body images.

For an adult to fit into a children’s size pajama set can be a bit unsettling, and Frankel is already known for her “Skinny” label with her line of Skinny Girl cocktails, something the National Eating Disorders Association commented on in their response to the outrage caused by Frankel’s photo.

“While we cannot comment on the health of any one, because contrary to many opinions, you cannot judge a person’s health based on appearance, whether small, medium or large. We can say with certainty that the obsession with skinny in the news, diets and product marketing – such as Frankel’s Skinny Girl cocktail brand – is over the top and pushing our young people to develop poor body image, fat shaming, and dangerous dieting behaviors in an attempt to meet these unrealistic goals,” said Lynn Grefe, president and CEO of The National Eating Disorders Association said in a statement.

Frankel Defends Her Photo

Frankel herself took to Twitter to respond to any haters, insisting she tried on her daughter’s pajamas because Bryn asked her to, and the two were just having fun. Furthermore, she lashed out at those criticizing her, writing, “BREAKING NEWS! World Scandal: Former reality star, failed talk show host; cocktail maven jokes by wearing her kids pjs!”

Not everyone is a critic, however. Some parents have taken to sharing their own photos of themselves struggling to fit into their children’s pajamas, making light of the controversy.


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