Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is no stranger to negative attention. From her glory days of table flipping to her conviction for fraud, this reality show regular has seen her fair share of haters.
After her daughter Audriana celebrated her 9th birthday, the attention quickly turned to Giudice's parenting! Parents love to share photos of big moments in their children's lives. For the average person, these types of posts usually get likes and positive comments from friends and family. But, after Teresa posted several photos of the birthday party to her Instagram, commenters had opinions to share.
The photo in question shows the mother-daughter duo smiling for the camera at the big party. But people were quick to point out that Audriana's look was not something they found entirely appropriate for a 9-year old. Her full face of makeup and crop top combination was a serious topic of conversation in Teresa's comment section.
Many people felt that Giudice had chosen her daughter's look for the day. They were disappointed that a mother would want her young child to wear such an outfit. As Instagram user @jo.cosio said, "Let her be a nine-year-old child! A little girl. No makeup! Age appropriate clothes!"
Others pointed out their problems with the girl's stance. User @mrs.cirig commented, "the only thing wrong with this picture (you open yourself up to opinions when you put this out there) is her pose. She is a little girl doing an older girl pose. Yeah, she has older sister's, your job is to keep her innocent. She doesn't look her age here. That's where it goes wrong."
Some people took things a little more to the extreme. Speaking on the future of 9-year-old Audriana, @jenniferallenbach eloquently stated, "she is going to be a slut." Meanwhile, others such as @roseannaderobertis decried the photo as "totally disgusting."
Teresa and Audriana were not without their defenders, however.
One fan, @kerichamberlainbarnes lashed out at shamers: "Who cares what top she is wearing? Give me a break, go find something constructive to do."
While others, such as @maggie_w77, encouraged the young girl: "Happy birthday pretty girl! Ignore the ignorant, negative, rude people!"
What are your thoughts? Should Teresa Guidice be getting shamed for letting her 9-year-old wear a crop top? Or is she right to allow her daughter to experiment with makeup and fashion? Are mom shamers going too far by dragging Audriana down with her mother? Leave a comment to let us know!