Coco Austin's Head-Turning Thong Pic Has People Saying She 'Can't Be Sexy Anymore' Because She's a Mom

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Well this is certainly a booty of a catastrophe. Coco Austin's thong throwback pic might command respect, but it's causing a bit of controversy -- with some accusing the celeb mom of cultural appropriation. (Say what?)

  • Coco is asking people to put some respect on her name, as the celeb mom says she "helped pave the way for thick girls" in the modeling game.

    "I would like to shed light to almost 21 years of modeling ..." the 38-year-old writes in her social media post. "I don't post much about it & new followers don't even know I had a career in modeling they just see a wife, mother and someone that was on reality tv but just like every actor, singer, entertainer I'm proud of what I've done. I feel people should know it wasn't easy..I helped pave the way for thick girls, during the skinny genre, to be noticed as beautiful. (This was the Kate Moss era where the waif look was in.)"

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  • The celeb mom also points out she was knocking down doors well before the likes of Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj.

    "... This was back before social media when magazines were popping, back before Kim K., Nicki Minaj ...( I mention them because young people see pop culture as the history makers but they need to know it started somewhere before them, this was also back before the plastic surgery craze)," Coco adds. 

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    She continues:

    "During my time it was pretty much Jlo that was making waves with the derriere phenomenon and Cindy [Margolis] was a popular bikini model, Buffie the Body was a popular urban model and of course I got to give props to Anna Nicole Smith for also seeing this vision ... To have booty it was considered to be fat in the modeling world ... But I helped changed the minds of what booty was. Today [it's] a normal thing to see all different shapes and sizes, no one even thinks about it anymore. I helped history ... I don't want to toss it aside like it was nothing ... I'd like to think some of my modeling was meaningful ... After tons of calendars, DVDs over 100 magazine covers and editorials I'm still standing.Thank you for all years of support. Power to the booty and strong healthy women!"

  • Coco is proud of her curves and the 21 years she put into modeling.

  • Her fans love her work and how much of a "role model" she is for being kind and confident.

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  • But not everyone is feeling Coco's throwback pic, and some folks think she needs to cover up because she's a mom.

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  • Seriously, people are pissed.

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  • Yikes.

  • And they're calling out Coco for having a "big head" and trying to take credit for something she shouldn't.

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  • Speaking of taking credit, some of Coco's "fans" accuse her of cultural appropriation and trying to steal WOC's shine.

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  • And as you might've guessed, Coco made time in her day to address her critics, particularly those who brought up race.

    "Update to post!!!" the celeb mom adds to her social media message

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    "This was posted [January 13] & ALL comments were positive until race was brought up today. Let me remind you 20 years ago there were not a lot of white girls w/ thick bodies in the modeling game.They didn't consider my body type as the standard therefore it was harder to work in the industry. I was one of the 1st white models to break the mold & go mainstream with my body type and to let people know [it's] OK to be curvy in the modeling world. Today curvy is the norm but when I first started out it wasn't. Yesterday I felt I explained this thoroughly but I see some of you needed more details."

  • Last time we checked, Coco is her own person and can make her own decisions.

    If people are this bothered by a mom sharing a head-turning photo, why take time out of your day to criticize her? Just hit the unfollow button and keep your blood pressure down.

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