Dressed to impress! Coco Austin vowed to continue posting photos of her baby girl, Chanel, despite the backlash she's received for dressing up her daughter in adorable outfits.
The reality star, 36, welcomed her first child in late November with husband Ice T, 57, and immediately created Instagram and Twitter accounts for the newborn. Coco explains in a new blog post on E! that she started them so fans can watch Chanel grow. “It's more for people who want to keep an eye on her while not overloading our pages with photos of her,” she wrote.
The Ice & Coco host wrote that Chanel has an amazing shoe collection and wardrobe, but she gets a lot of backlash for calling Chanel a “real-life doll” and dressing her up in stylish outfits and glitzy headbands.
“Of course I know she's a real human being. Don't you know I know that?” the former Ice Loves Coco star wrote on her post-pregnancy blog. “Should I just dress her up in a normal T-shirt? Is that better? Why can't I just have my moment of dressing my daughter up? Why is that such a negative thing? Does she look like she's really mad in these pictures? She actually looks very happy dressed up.”
Coco, who was also shamed for her tiny baby bump and only gaining 13 pounds during her pregnancy, found people are constantly critical of her parenting choices on social media. “I'm damned if I do, damned if I don't. No matter what I post on Chanel, people are going to find something negative about it. It amazes me,” she said.
But she’s not going to let the negative comments stop her from sharing! “If you're really not liking the way I do things, get off my page,” she said.
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