Bethenny Frankel Poses in 4-Year-Old Daughter's PJs (and the Internet Reacts Big Time)

07/14/2014 at 11:28 AM ET

Matching mother-and-daughter outfits happen a lot in Hollywood. Kim and Kris. Beyoncé and Blue. But Bethenny Frankel, 43, has gone one step further. The star showed off some eyebrow-raising sleepwear on Instagram Sunday, wearing her 4-year-old daughter Bryn’s Hello Kitty pajamas.

Bethenny Frankel poses in daughter's clothesCourtesy Bethenny Frankel

“This is my daughter’s nightgown and PJ shorts. Think we’re ready to start sharing clothes yet?” she captioned the shot, which highlights her slim physique in an itty-bitty T-shirt, boy shorts and fuzzy slippers.

Many commenters definitely did not seem to advocate Frankel’s wardrobe-sharing proposition, and slammed the Skinny Girl mogul and former talk show host for suggesting she’d swap clothes with a preschooler.

“Wow, way to go, you just destroyed the last 50 years of women who are struggling with body issues, get help!” declared one poster.

“This is sickening. You’re an attention seeker and you’re doing it at your daughters expense,” wrote another.

Yet the former Real Housewives reality star, who recently settled a custody dispute with estranged husband Jason Hoppy, is taking the criticism in stride, posting a response to the rage on Twitter.

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“BREAKING NEWS! World Scandal: Former reality star, failed talk show host & cocktail maven jokes by wearing her kids’ pjs! ‪#itcantbetrue,” she wrote Monday morning.

“When ur 4 year old peanut says ‘mommy please put my dress on’ & giggles uncontrollably, u do what ur told,” Frankel added in response to a fan who Tweeted a message of support.

Will Frozen princess ensembles be next? Time will tell. What do you think of Frankel’s controversial photo? Does it send a bad message or is it completely harmless?

–Kathy Ehrich Dowd

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lisa on

Ummmm…so what she can fit the PJ’s! IT’S NOT THAT DEEP PEOPLE!

Jackie Lemons on

She is playing dress up with her daughter & posted a pic…what is the big deal??

re on

The Joker!

Erin on

Let’s see how funny she thinks it is when her daughter dies of anorexia. Sure, that will be lots of
laughs. Keep it up Bethenny. The cycle will continue.

k on

I think it is totally harmless if in fact her daughter was asking her to try it on – but please keep that stuff private no need to show in public. By showing it public it then does seem you like you would like the attention by saying hey I can fit in my daughter’s clothes look at me in skimpy clothing and it is not an appropriate outfit for a woman your age should be displaying in public. Keep it private.

Life goes on on


Beth on

I’ve looked at it from all angles and I really can’t find anything so horrible about this. She is a very small woman and she was clowning around with her little girl. It is kind of amazing that the clothes fit, but she didn’t do anything wrong and she meant no harm. We really need to stop the knee jerk reactions and not be so critical of each other.

Blushinda on

Her face honestly scares me.

shame on

It’s one thing to share a silly moment with your child like this, it’s another to post it on the internet…attention seeking, it’s sad.

Roze on

The only thing that offends me is that humongous jaw of hers !!!

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