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Jessica Simpson Faces Backlash From Child Welfare Group Over Baby Picture

September 13, 2012 09:28 AM by Lisa Princ

Jessica Simpson recently appeared on Katie Couric’s talk show, to show off her post baby weight loss, but it wasn’t her weight that caught the attention of a child welfare group. Uh oh, what did the Fashion Star mentor do?

Jessica Simpson sure is enjoying motherhood, but maybe a little too much?When Simpson appeared on Katie Couric’s talk show to show off her weight loss, the designer decided to show off a picture of her new daughter as well – in a bikini! When Simpson shared the picture of 4-month-old Maxwell donning a yellow knit bikini over her diaper, the web went crazy with negative comments, including one British child welfare group.

The group, called Kidscape told the Daily Mail: “It is very disturbing to see a young baby presented to the world wearing a bikini. Celebrity choices carry great influence, as can be seen by the manner in which their accessories and manners are copied widely.”

While most of us may see it as innocent, and just a mother having fun dressing her daughter, the group does not agree. They went on to explain: “It is hoped that parents will understand that ‘baby bikinis’ are totally inappropriate and that they contribute to the sexualization and commercialization of childhood. We should not be compromising the sanctity of our children’s early years.”

Now, it’s your turn to sound off! Did Jessica Simpson dress her daughter inappropriately? We know you have an opinion, and we want to hear it. Comment below to share your thoughts with us on this controversial issue.

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29 Responses to “Jessica Simpson Faces Backlash From Child Welfare Group Over Baby Picture”

  1. Tina Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Give me a break… and give her a break please!!!
    It is innocent… I dressed up my kids and took pictures all the time, and back in the day, before all of this dirty minds and sick behavior, babies were photographed naked.
    There is nothing more beautiful than a baby.
    And anyone who takes it differently is sick.
    Keep enjoying your baby girl Jessica, and enjoy motherhood all you can, there is no such thing as ‘enjoying motherhood a little too much’.
    Too bad all mothers aren’t as in love with their babies as you are.

  2. NANA Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 11:18 am

    OMG – could these nutcases just get a life! Please, they are children and these people that continually look for ways that they “might” be seen sexually are closet perverts in my opinion. They are children/babies and it blows my mind that anyone thinks they have the right to tell a person what is right and wrong with regards to how a parent raises their own child.

  3. Deborah Cotton Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 11:21 am

    You all just want there to be something to pick on cause she can afford to buy what you can’t jealous! Pure and simple and with enough money yourself to ruin her life why don’t you gewt one instead of living hers!

  4. sofiejoe75 Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Absolutely not! We don’t scream at people who post pictures of their babies wearing nothing but a diaper. What about those pics of babies naked on a fur rug? No one screams about those. Our world has gotten too sensitive. It’s not like Jessica Simpson posed her child in a provocative position WHILE wearing a bikini a la Toddlers & Tiaras. Get over it child welfare groups! There are much worse things to worry about in this world.

  5. Connie Dodge Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Much ado about nothing!!! Maxwell might like to cool off too. Good grief, find something important to focus on..Child Welfare Group…there are children out there being abused and uncared for…that is what the focus should be. They must have way too much time on their hands!

  6. Tina Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Good grief! It doesn’t even look like a bikini. Perhaps they would have been happier with a picture of the baby in just her diaper…like most parents allow their babies to wear when it’s summer.

  7. kath Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    The picture is cute. The baby is cute. The mother is proud and should be. For heavens sake, anyone that thinks nasty thoughts about a baby, wether naked or dressed, should worry about their own mental health first.

  8. wendy Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I am not a huge Jessica Simpson fan, but people really need to get a grip. So she put her baby in a bikini, so effing what? My 2 year old spends so much time naked that we call it his uniform. I would probably be in jail for “Kiddy Porn” if that so called child welfare group ever got a hold of our family photo albums or my camera. Police your own children and leave ours to us. I know mine is well loved, well cared for, and totally spoiled. Get a life of your own and quit interfering in other peoples.

  9. Cy Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Yes, I think it is disgusting (though a lot of people do it)

    But I think the sexualization of youth goes a lot farther. I have seen little girl dolls and Barbies with bikinis. I think it is inappropriate for everyone to wear bikinis (including adults), but worse when it is young children.

    But, the world is full of stupid and inappropriate people (like a mom I recently spoke with that wants to dress her 6 year old as a playboy bunny for Halloween).

    If adult women stop dressing like sluts, then little girls will stop wanting to dress like them.

  10. Julie Withey Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    why would this group go after a mom having a little fun with her daughter? If they want to complain about how kids are exploited, how about going after those kiddie “beauty” pageants where thay dress them up like 30 year olds when they are 4, or making a 6 yr. old look like Dolly Parton, or the 4 yr. old dressed like Sandy in “Grease”, complete with cigarette.

    Learn to pick your battles, people.

  11. mea25 Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Yes, she shouldn’t show a picture of her baby like that. Its disgusting.
    Also that picture of her on this page is not a picture of her now. She’s fat right now.

  12. ari Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    All i have to say about this is if thats how those people really feel about the way she dressed HER daughter than they shouldnt come to hawaii. People and their babies in bikinis at the beach all the time. They just need to back off and let her dress her baby the way she wants i dont see how its sexualizing the baby i mean shes wearing clothes!

  13. patti Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I think we do have to be careful with our children in all areas of their lives,but I do not think Jessica should attacked for the photo. Child welfare groups always seem to come out forcefully they receive media attention, but they are absent concerning the failing foster care system. I think

  14. lisa kennedy Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Why am I not amazed? REALLY? So I suppose a baby in just a diaper would be pornographic? It isn’t the baby in the bikini that’s the problem, it’s the warped minded people who think there is something innapropriate about it.SICKOS! What do YOU see when you see a baby in a diaper, or even naked? I see a baby. For pete’s sake, this world is so full of people who need to mind their own business!

  15. Dee Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Realllly? Anyone disturbed by a baby in a bikini that covers a diaper is just getting a little bit ridiculous.

  16. Jordan Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 4:19 am

    Oh so now your not allowed to put your baby in a bikini? This is some how child abuse? These child groups may do alot of good but they do alot of bad also. Leave this woman alone. Its a frickin bikini idiots.

  17. Kate Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 4:34 am

    People need to relax!!! It is adorable.

  18. ashley Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 5:35 am

    wow people need to get a life and grow up its a bikini big deal. kids wear them all the time. but lets make a bigger deal out of it cause shes famous blah blah. GROW UP and move on

  19. ashley Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 5:39 am

    so let me understand this correctly if u wear a bikini its slutty? if u dress as a playboy bunny then yes i agree it can be a tad slutty…. but as for you children dressing as one or as some ppl put it slutty, your the parent you say no… so id appreciate it if you would stop refering to ppl who wear bikini’s as slutty dressing ..

    Cy Says:
    September 13th, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    Yes, I think it is disgusting (though a lot of people do it)

    But I think the sexualization of youth goes a lot farther. I have seen little girl dolls and Barbies with bikinis. I think it is inappropriate for everyone to wear bikinis (including adults), but worse when it is young children.

    But, the world is full of stupid and inappropriate people (like a mom I recently spoke with that wants to dress her 6 year old as a playboy bunny for Halloween).

    If adult women stop dressing like sluts, then little girls will stop wanting to dress like them.

  20. Amber Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 5:49 am

    What’s the big deal if she’s wearing a diaper under it? There are baby’s running around in ONLY diapers (sometimes less than that) EVERYWHERE. Calm down.

  21. Mymarie Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Give me a break!!! This is ridiculous… a baby in a diaper with a bikini over it and this is disturbing? There are too many people out there, with too much time on their hands. Get a life and leave this woman alone.

  22. Fola Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Let Jessica be!!! By the way Maxwell looks so cute in it. I would like ask do these people who are condemning her, love her baby more than her???

  23. Tara Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 6:42 am

    This is so dumb!!!! Why don’t they focus more important things. Its a baby! Its cute!!! Why don’t these a-holes go after the toddlers and tiara’s? Airbrushing toddlers, fake teeth, wigs, REDBULL!!!!! Please! When someone actually exploits their children TLC gives them their own show. Put your little baby in an outfit, and OH EM GEE… All hell breaks loose. Get over it.

  24. melinda n Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 8:55 am

    i think people should get a life and leave her alone i saw notthing wrong with the picture lord how many babies do you see in nothing but a diaper,and what about other stars you dont hear backlash about them,i say leave her alone let her enjoy her baby its time people stop putting her down

  25. peachysue85 Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    common, its a baby for crying out loud!!! it was adorable!!

  26. candi Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    I cant believe that anyone could look at the picture anyway other than its an adorable baby with a proud, beautiful mother. and how can anyone say that its disgusting for a baby to wear a bikini. Thats not what i would say if i didnt agree with it… maybe inappropriate, but not disgusting. although i dont see anything wrong with the picture. Do these people not have anything else to do? the child is covered up in the appropriate places so what is the big deal. get a life child welfare group!

  27. candi Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    ive got something to say to everyone that calls the picture disgusting…how can you call a picture of an adorable baby disgusting?or any baby for that matter. are you guys just kid haters or just jealous? also what does it matter what J. Simpson looks like now, what she looked like after having the baby, or what she looked like when she was pregnant?and to call someone fat…that is just disrespectful and rude. makes me wonder what you look like. im sure your not the most beautiful thing. and who cares how much she weighs, she still a beautiful person unlike you!!!

  28. vivala Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    People need to chill. Have any of them ever taken an infant girl out bathing or wading? A two piece suit makes it sooooo much easier to change swim-diapers.

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    December 22nd, 2012 at 7:41 am

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