Teresa Giudice is more than familiar with controversy. The Real Housewives Of New Jersey star upset some of her more traditional fans on Instagram after she posted a picture of her nine-year-old daughter wearing an outfit that showed her mid-section, bare arms, and her face full of makeup.
In the photo, Teresa’s daughter stands with her mother and her sister, her hand on one hip, looking older than she is. One person wrote in the comment section, “Let her be a kid for god’s sake. There’s no reason for a 9-year-old girl to dress up like an adult woman.”
Another person added, “I would die before I let my daughter wear something like that. I mean, look, there’s even a hole in the chest of her top. There’s a reason why we call it the adolescent stage. It’s supposed to be a time where girls and boys are free from this kind of behaviour and expectations.”
Teresa hasn’t responded to anything yet, but many of her followers defended her, arguing that it’s really none of their business; it’s her and her daughter’s choice.
As fans of the reality star know, she’s faced off against social media backlash before, even in relation to her kids’ clothing style. Last month, a fan on Instagram took Teresa to task for Milania and Audriana’s attire.
One person explained, “it’s really not a good look to have your teeny-bopper daughters dressed up like they’re 25-year-old women. It’s not good to sexualize them like that at such an early age.”
She’s a mother of four children, so she likely knows what she’s doing. Teresa and her incarcerated husband, Joe, have Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana, who are 17, 14, 13, and 9 respectively.
Joe’s currently in prison for bankruptcy fraud, the same kind of conviction faced by Abby Lee Miller, the star of Dance Moms.