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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guest on

Oh Please! I cant stand that woman

bitsy on

What an idiot!

candy on

harmless. folks need to get a grip.

vamanos on

I think people just find any excuse to attack her, because they don’t like her.
If it was someone they liked they wouldn’t say anything.
I don’t think it’s that bad.

De La Roe on

I can not believe her this beyond words! What was she thinking? thats right she wasn’t thinking!
I really am speechless! The woman looks ridiculous!

Ivanna on

She looks drunk.

N.Law on

Since she is a “Has Been”, a “nobody”, “desperate to get a mention in ANY publication for
ANY reason” , I guess this is the best she can come up with.
PATHETIC !

Ivanna on

She also looks like the joker.

Guest on

Not sure what’s so scandalous about this. It’s just her being silly. I agree with the previous poster – people need to get a grip.

BK003 on

Doing it to make your kid laugh is one thing – boasting about fitting into the 4 year old outfit and putting it on Instagram wasn’t for the kid – it was for her. And it was very sad to see.

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