Jessica Simpson Dresses Maxwell in Teeny Bikini & the Backlash Is Mind-Boggling

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maxwell drew bikiniOh. My. God!! Everybody's talking about Jessica Simpson's appearance on Katie Couric's new talk show, Katie -- not just because of the star's big "post-baby body" reveal, but for another baby body: 4-month-old Maxwell Drew, looking unbelievably adorable in a teeny yellow bikini. HOW CUTE IS THIS BABY?! Those cheeks! Those legs! I could eat her up, oh yes I could! But would you believe that people are criticizing Simpson for showing off this snapshot to Couric ... because they think it's inappropriate?! Oh for Pete's sake, people, really?!

First of all, completely decent, non-pervert types have been photographing babies in the buff for ages -- even my grandmother proudly displayed posed professional pictures on the wall of her kids as babies, lying on their tummies, bums bare (and no one ever accused that woman of being anything less than uber-conservative, let me tell you).

Second of all, if you really want to read THAT much into the picture, you could say Simpson was making a joke about trading her swimsuit model past for new motherhood, or that because the bikini is crocheted like an old-fashioned bathing suit, Simpson is calling for a return to old-fashioned values, or that Maxwell Drew's baby mohawk is an anti-establishment statement against modern beauty standards.

OR you could say, "OH MY GOD, look at that adorable baby in her cute yellow bikini!"

Sheesh. The world needs to get a grip.

Do you think it's such a big deal that Jessica Simpson dressed her baby in a bikini?

 

Image via ABC/katiecouric.com

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luv.m... luv.my.kids.365

I think people like to judge cause they are morons. I love that picture. And I have naked baby pictures on fb... so sue me!

NatAndCo NatAndCo

It makes me wonder how someone like Anne Geddes became so famous if people have such a problem with half naked babies

Meg LeRoy Schlagenhauf

Personally, I don't like bikinis on babies, but she is definitely a cutie!

ImaSo... ImaSoulMom

I think it's the parent's choice. Then again, I only have boys and would probably dress a girl in one piece swimsuits. As long as you watch over and take proper care of your kiddos, you should have fun dressing in different styles and hair lengths. Do you want millions of people to see a bikini pic of your baby girl? No matter what you do there are always wierdos out there. Ok, i talked myself into a circle. Maybe a mom with a daughter should comment. :)

Pinst... Pinstripes4

No. Just no. Baby Maxwell looks so cute and it looks like one of those framed everyday photos you hang up in the house because you're surprised how great it turned out. I think people get bored and like to stir up controversy over non-issues.

Goobi... Goobieville

OMG LOVE the bikini! 

Meg LeRoy Schlagenhauf

Wanted to add:  My guess is that some of the outrage is over the sexualization of a baby by putting her in a bikini, not necessarily the amount of skin showing.  Bikinis, for me, bring to mind cleavage and thongs, and that's not something I want associated with my child until she actually has cleavage.  As for other people's kids, whatever floats their boat.  Not my kid, not my problem.

NewMo... NewMomma.S

Cutsey! Love it!

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

A crocheted bikini is no use for swimming, it's solely for showing off the goodies. Clearly not appropriate for anyone too young to have goodies to show off. They propped her in a sexual position reminiscent of a playboy pose. Obviously someone thought it would be cute to make a baby look like a swimsuit model. That is not nearly the same thing as taking a picture of a baby doing normal baby stuff like having a bath or naked tummy time.

SaphireH SaphireH

its adorable, people need to get their heads out and stfu

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