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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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carecara on

She just wants attention,kind of sad tho

Guest on

I’m definitely not jealous of a woman that can fit into clothing meant for a very normal sized 4 year old (if you have seen pics of her child, she is not big at all.) I used to like Bethenny. But it’s one thing to do something to make your kid laugh, and quite another to post a pic of that on the internet and then be all shocked when people don’t think it’s hilarious or cute.

No Way on

I’m calling BS on this. Just for fun, I went next door (where my nieces live) and asked to try on a pair of the 6 year old’s shorts. I am 5’4″ and weight 108 lbs. Couldn’t even get them on. As for one of her shirts, wouldn’t even go over my head. Nope….don’t know if she bought something super big for the kid or if she’s just good at photoshopping, but no way is this a 4 year old outfit.

MD on

If she can fit into her 4-year old daughter’s clothes, her daughter must be pretty big!

vvL1175642 on

She is trying to distract people from her FACE. Ugh.

peyton on

Very Sad. Looks like a walking zombie…. Totally not attractive. Think she needs help?

Guest 13579 on

If she was really doing this just for her daughter, she would have kept it between her and her daughter. Posting it on instagram is her looking for public attention.

Anonymous on

She has a 4 year olds body and 40 year olds huge head. She looks absolutely ridiculous! Isn’t there anything else about her other than being that “skinny” girl. That’s her only claim to fame is that she is skinny?! No wonder why she’s has 2 failed marriages. Go get a life!

Becky on

Wow, really people?! It’s HARMLESS fun. So, if her daughter tells her to put on her clothes because it’d be funny and she tells her daughter “By wearing your clothes, that will take away your ability to assume your own identity through clothes choices and it will emphasize that mommy’s cute body is the all important image…so no honey, I can’t put on your clothes” that would be better? No, it woulnd’t! That’s stupid! IT’S A JOKE. Like, funny, ha ha. Get it? Or do you guys not know how to goof off and play around with your kids?

Judy on

Just curious…who is taking the picture?

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