'Teen Mom' Star's Photo of Topless 3-Year-Old Daughter Causes Uproar

Corey SimmsAnother Teen Mom 2 star's parenting is being criticized, but how's this for a twist? Corey Simms, ex-husband of Leah Messer Calvert, may not have been doing anything wrong. At least, he thinks it was A-OK to tweet a photo of his 3-year-old daughter without a shirt.

The photo of Simms' and Calvert's twins, Aliannah and Aleeah, went up on Twitter over the weekend. It features both of the toddlers tearing into their Easter baskets. Only Ali is wearing PJS. Aleeah is half naked. Take a look:

Leah Messer Calvert Corey Simms twins

OK, so she's clearly wearing undies ... and that's it. It looked like a typical morning with toddlers to me, but a fan immediately jumped on Corey for sharing the photo, tweeting back:

u should be a little more careful of the pics with no clothes on.. Your in the public world..

Considering the "topless" photo is of a 3-year-old, it sounds like someone's stretching awfully far to find fault with the reality star. But could she have a point?

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Hold up; I'm not saying there's anything dirty or wrong about what Corey did. As he tweeted back:

she's a child that's how she woke up.. Get over it.

It's not as if the Teen Mom 2 star stripped his daughter down and tried to take a lascivious photo. Kids just LOVE being naked (or half naked in this case), and we parents love to capture pictures of them being themselves. Most parents have a ton of these photos around the house. I have even framed a few of my favorites of my own daughter.

The problem is how we share the photos. Our parents took those photos of innocent little girls without their shirts on, and maybe they blew one up and hung it on the living room wall.

Today parents are putting the same photos on Facebook for their 693 "closest" friends to see. They're uploading them to Instagram. They're shooting them out on Twitter where anyone and their grandmother can see them.

That's where it gets dicey.

Suddenly that photo isn't just a cutesy family memento. It's open to criticism from the whole world and it's something that could potentially embarrass your kid down the line when they hit that age where EVERYTHING is embarrassing, but especially half nekkid photos of them from childhood. 

I have to say one more time, I'm not knocking Corey here. He saw cute kids having fun, and he shared it. He didn't MEAN to potentially embarrass them 13 years down the road ... he's living in the moment as a dad. Not to mention, Ali and Aleeah have already had their baby and toddlerhoods bared open for the world to see; one more picture is hardly going to change anything. They've got plenty of ammunition against Corey and Leah both!

But next time you go to share a photo of your little girl without her shirt on, you might want to take five seconds and ask yourself: do I really NEED to share this?

Do you share photos of your daughters without their shirts on? How old are they?


Images via MTV/Twitter

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gridi... gridironsmom

I don't know if the embarrassment factor is what people are concerned about here or the pedophile aspect. The later would be my issue to worry about. And the fact that people jump all over anyone taking pics of their own kids in any state of undress. Good grief!

miche... micheledo

I have no problem with pictures like this. However, sharing them beyond immediate family, NOT a good idea in our world today. Sad, but that is the way things are.

craft... craftycatVT

Would people have a problem with this photo if the topless child were a boy? My guess is no. At this age, little boys and girls look the same on top. And we can only worry so much about pedophiles. Perverts are going to have nasty thoughts no matter what you do.

lovem... lovemyson1224

There is NOTHING wrong with this picture... Only someone with issues would think there is.

nonmember avatar KateG

Lord, leave Corey alone! There's nothing inappropriate about it. Chances are she ran straight out of bed to her basket. What's he going to do? "Sorry baby, you can't get your basket until you put a shirt on." Yeah, good luck with that one!

Tammi Dawn Betts

my kids are always in their dipar and underwear. its not a big deal they are at home... take a look at your child hood pics you will at least find a few of yourself when you were that ago also half naked....


nonmember avatar jayda

Wow just another reason for perfect mommies to bitch!! you can't even see anything in the picture she's acting like a typical 3 year old!! i'm so tired of people finding any reason to bash another parent because they do something different then you! I have soo many pics like this of my three year old daughter and they are on facebook, but my pictures are set to private! and the kid being embarrassed when older?? hahaha my mom has uploaded old pictures of my brothers sister and i when we were younger our little baby butts and topless pics are all over her fb..i'm not embarrassed i was a child so sad something so innocent has to turn bad with you perfect mommies!

nonmember avatar Sam

Talk about blowing shit outta proportion! Why is it everyone on earth has taken on the scaredy o no what will everyone think attitude. #bunchopussyshit. Stop trying to make everything in life seem bad or perverted!!

Serab... Serabelle

If you're really not going to share a photo because of the potential embarrassment factor down the road then you shouldn't be taking the photos to begin with. That's ridiculous! Parents today coddle children way too much, worry about them having any embarrassment or hurt feelings. Meanwhile there is a generation of self absorbed, whiney people who expect be rewarded for whipping their own butt being raised. I fear for our society if that's the rational behind this. Now, if you had said that posting half naked pics of your kids can fall into the hands of pedophiles, I'd agree with you. That's why I won't put up pics of my babies naked, but I don't mind half naked. But I'm also not a public figure ans have my profiles privacy settings on high, so only people I'm friends with can see anything. And I'm only friends with people I actually know.

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