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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Poodle on

Any attention is better than no attention when your a “has-been”.

Natalia on

This is a silly pic, yes. However, Bethenny looks adorable. If you are unhappy with your weight the good news is it can be changed much easier than you can change other life circumstances. People’s backlash can clearly be equated to jealousy . Beauty comes in more than one size, but let’s not demonize everyone in America who isn’t obese.

Michele on

We all have our issues to face. I hope she sees this opportunity to see one of hers. Peace.

Mable on

Simply a pathetic attempt at attention. She has been in this business long enough to know what would happen when she posted this. She got exactly what she wanted. Let’s move on.

Hetanos on

Anyone else notice the ugly wallpaper, drapes and carpeting? Not to mention all the stuff strewn all over the floor? No taste and messy!!!!

lisa on

Sad really. That she feels she has so much to prove.

Elle on

Sorry but there is something definitely wrong when a 40+ old woman fits into her 4 year old daughter’s clothes….give this woman food.

Melissa on

Whatever! I will never understand why people have to overreact to her just being silly! Get a grip on reality and stop being so angry over something so minuscule in the grand scheme of life. It’s just too short to stress like that!

Toni on

Congratulations, your an adult women who fits in a 4 year olds clothes!!!

Tina on

Not a fan of Frankel’s but I don’t really see the big deal. She can fit her 4 year olds’ clothes. So what. She’s tiny. I don’t think she’s advocating being able to wear a toddler’s clothes.

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