Supermodel Heidi Klum posted pictures on Instagram from a lingerie photoshoot featuring her 18-year-old daughter, and many fans are slamming her for the snaps.

Klum is known for being the host of numerous reality television shows including Germany’s Next Top Model and Project Runway. As the model approaches turning 50 next month, she decided to show off her still impressive physique to the world, but might have created more drama than she intended.

Klum’s daughter, Leni Klum, stood alongside her mother in a series of photos where the two women showed off their underwear. In the first of the photos posted, they even hold hands.

This is not the first time they have modeled together, yet the backlash this time led to Heidi to turn off the Instagram comments for the post. Leni, however, left the comments on, and many users shamed her for being over-sexualized at such a young age.


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One user wrote, “first thing I think of when I want to pose in my intimates: “my mom should be here!,” while another commented that she would “feel embarrassed and sad” if she behaved this way with her daughter.

Although Leni is legally an adult in the U.S., this post touches on many modern-day questions regarding excess social media usage, body image standards and lack of privacy among teenagers.

User comments on her post touched on these questions, with some people believing Leni to be too young, and others saying this type of image is unrealistic for those her age.

Others pointed out a mother and daughter holding hands in their underwear as strange, uncomfortable behavior.

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