Jessica Simpson touched a nerve when she showed a picture of her 4-month-old daughter, Maxwell, on Katie Couric’s new show. Maxwell was posing in a yellow hand-knit bikini over her diaper. The studio audience thought it was adorable - but some people think putting an infant in a bikini is “totally inappropriate!” Those are the words of the director of a child welfare group, Kidscape. He says it’s “very disturbing to see a young baby wearing a bikini," and that it “contributes to the sexualization of childhood.” And a columnist for the Daily Mail said “Sharing pictures of your baby in a bikini with millions of TV viewers is nothing short of inexcusable.” Of course, parents take pictures of their babies with just a diaper on all the time.
So what do you think - sweet baby picture? Or totally inappropriate?