'Basketball Wives' Star Gives 7-Year-Old Inappropriate Birthday Surprise

royce reed and sonBirthday lunch is a simple, but necessary, bonus awarded to any birthday kid. But one celebrity mom has recently come under fire for her, ahem, interesting choice of restaurant. Royce Reed, star of Basketball Wives and Dwight Howard's baby mama, is being criticized for taking her 7-year-old son, Braylon, to Hooters for his birthday.

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Yes, Hooters. Take a look at the picture she shared:

The little guy clearly looks happy and excited -- hey, it's his birthday -- but that Hooters cup throws the whole thing off.

And her ex is very unhappy. Rightfully so. Howard is even alleging that the lunch outing is akin to child abuse. The basketball player is also being investigated by Child Protective Services for child abuse and is claiming Reed has exposed Braylon to sexual situations before.

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Now, bringing your child to Hooters -- on his birthday, no less -- is not abuse. But it is pretty crappy parenting.

People may rave about their wings, and yes, there is a kids' menu, but it's not hard to see why it's also completely inappropriate to bring a first-grader to a Hooters.

Let's hope she thinks twice next time.

Do you think Hooters is an appropriate birthday lunch spot for a child?

 

Image via roycereed/Instagram

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