In the photo, which Abraham, 25, posted to her Instagram account as well as Sophia’s account, the little girl looks older than her years in a blue-and-white gingham swimsuit with red flower ruffles. Sophia looks as though she’s half-submerged in water as she poses suggestively with the camera shooting her from above.
“Happy #sunday @rlsmodelsphotography God gave me an extraordinary young lady @sophialabraham I’m so blessed – excited to see all the great things flourish in Sophias life journey #blessed #beauty #photography,” the proud Teen Mom captioned the picture.
A few days earlier the reality star had posted another shot of her daughter posing in a bikini with one hand on her hip. Some of Abraham’s followers weren’t so thrilled about the reality star’s parenting skills, however, and criticized her decision to put her daughter on display.
“This is deeply disturbing. She is so young yet looks as though she is in her twenties,” one user wrote. “I can’t believe that she has Sophia modeling. Children’s modeling includes clothing brands stores or toys. Not photos on the beach up against trees and a pose in the water. This is sick and I truly do feel horribly bad for Sophia that she will be raised this way.”
“This is so horrible, how many perverts out there must be happy,” another quipped.
“There’s a pedophile on Sophia’s IG who commented he wants to f–k your 7 year old after seeing this pic, Farrah,” another user warned. “Instead of removing it you post it again. Stellar parenting as usual, you dumb t–t.”
This isn’t the first time Abraham has come under fire for how she’s raising Sophia. In 2013, she made headlines after she waxed then-3-year-old Sophia’s eyebrows.
“People just kept commenting on a unibrow,” she explained on Good Morning America. “And I was like, Maybe I am letting it go too far.”
In a blog post on her website, Abraham explained that her daughter “freaked out” when she put a dab of wax on her eyebrows, so she ended up tweezing away the unibrow while Sophia was asleep.
“If I can help my daughter in a little way by just plucking a few hairs … I think I did something right,” she said.