Jessica Simpson slammed for photo of 5-year-old daughter in a bikini

Jessica Simpson has come under fire for sharing another "inappropriate" photo of her 5-year-old daughter in a bikini.

In the snapshot, an adorable Maxwell is seen rocking a teeny pink and blue bikini while wearing a helmet next to a scooter and with her hand on her hip in a sassy pose.

"Safety first #MAXIDREW," Simpson captioned the snapshot.

Instagram users were quick to criticize the mom of two, claiming Simpson was sexualizing her own child.

"Protect your children. This is not for social media," someone wrote. Similarly, another user said the photo, which was meant to be completely harmless on Jessica's part, was "not cool."

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Jessica Simpson is seen on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are seen going to dinner in the East Village on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are seen on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: Jessica Simpson is seen at LAX on April 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: Jessica Simpson is seen at LAX on April 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: Actress Jessica Simpson is seen on April 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Jessica Simpson is seen at JFK on October 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Jessica Simpson is seen on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by XPX/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Jessica Simpson attends the 2016 FFANY Shoes On Sale Gala Fundraiser hosted by QVC at The Waldorf Astoria on October 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Eric Johnson (L) and fashion designer Jessica Simpson leave their Noho hotel on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are seen at La Guardia Airport on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0324 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jessica Simpson during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on September 8, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Jessica Simpson attends Jessica Simpson and Mike Gansmoe ring the New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell at New York Stock Exchange on September 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Singer/fashion designer Jessica Simpson poses for photographs after ringing the New York Stock Exchange opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on September 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are seen out in Manhattan on September 09, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Jessica Simpson attends Jessica Simpson Collection Presentation Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson are seen out in Manhattan on September 09, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Jessica Simpson Visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on September 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon')
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Eric Johnson and Jessica Simpson attend Jessica Simpson Collection - Presentation - Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week at Tavern on the Green on September 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
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However, many also came to the defense of the "Public Affair" singer, advising Jessica to "stay away from the haters."

"You people are insane. This is a little girl being a little girl. If someone sees someone other than a child playing then YOU have a problem. Children wear bikinis all the time and you sickos turn it sexual. Get over yourself and find a job instead of being a keyboard bully that has nothing better to do with your day," one emphatic fan wrote.

This isn't the first time Jessica, 36, has stirred controversy over photos of her daughter.

A little over a month ago, Simpson shared a photo of Maxwell in a mermaid costume that showed off her midsection.

However, these photos are only some of the many of celeb kids that have caused controversy on social media. Earlier this year, "Flip or Flop" star Christina El Moussa was slammed for posing in a matching purple bikini with her younger daughter. Similarly, "Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham also got taken down for her swimsuit snap with her child.

And in a jaw-dropping controversy, Kelly Clarkson was also destroyed by Instagram users after posting a photo of her young kiddo eating Nutella.

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Jessica was sparkly in this tight black dress at the Billboard Music Awards.
A little rain would never hold Jess back, in a bedazzled pink dress for the 27th Annual American Music Awards.
We think Jess was channeling Britney Spears' red leather suit from her "Oops I Did it Again" music video when she attended the 2001 American Music Awards.
Jessica attended the event honoring Janet Jackson in a dress that matched her highlighted hair.  If we're being honest, it looks a little like a child took scissors to the dress and just kept cutting!
Jess blew a kiss to the camera, wearing daisy duke shorts and a very long, very metallic and midriff-baring vest.
Jess attended the 15th Carousel Of Hope Ball this this neutral embellished strapless gown.
The singer wore a short sparkly dress to the MTV Bash.
Bleach blonde and tan, Jessica showed off some cleavage in this white suit at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Jess went pink from head-to-toe (literally, those are pink highlights) in this jumpsuit for the 31st Annual American Music Awards.
Simpson attended the Golden Globes in this strapless gown with a floral accent on the neckline.
Ah... the 2000s, a time for wide flowing pants and crop tops.  
Jessica left little to the imagination in this gold shimmering gown by Donna Karan during 2004 VH1 Divas.
Simpson looked pretty and youthful at the 5th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, wearing a grey tulle strapless dress.    
Jess chose sheer graphic print accents for her People's Choice Awards dress in 2005.
Jess looked classic and elegant at the 2005 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Decked out in red floral Chanel Couture for the Costume Institute Gala at the Met, Jess struck a pose.
She chose a simple blue dress and metallic heels for the L.A. premiere of "The Dukes of Hazzard".
Jessica belted her flowy top and paired it with black accents for the MTV Video Music Awards.
Jess looked striking at the Gucci Spring 2006 Fashion Show to Benefit Children's Action Network and Westside Children's Center.
From blonde to red! She chose a coral cocktail dress for the 2006 NCLR ALMA Awards while rocking her new 'do.
Back to blonde just in time for the CFDA awards, Simpson wore a short lace dress and metallic heels.
Jess attended the 2006 Teen Choice Awards in a cream dress with a full skirt and strappy sandals.
For the premiere of "Employee of the Month," Jessica wore this pretty Oscar de la Renta polka-dotted tulle dress.
The Costume Institute Gala in 2007 was themed "Poiret: King of Fashion," but we think Jessica's metallic Roberto Cavalli gown combined with her darker locks was just a bit too Jessica Rabbit.
Simpson wore this ruched halter dress during the opening of Just Cavalli's New York flagship store.
Jessica attended a gala to celebrate Macy's 150th birthday in New York, wearing a coat with a fur collar.
Jess wore this lace dress for the launch of her fragrance "Fancy" at Dillards in Arizona.
Jess wore a simple black patterned dress for a QVC event in October.
Simpson attended the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in a sleek one-shouldered silk gown (with pockets -- our favorite accent!).
Jess attended the 2010 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in this highlighter-yellow dress.
Jess attended an event in Hollywood, wearing a grey and black dress with a serious peplum. 
Jessica attended an opening for a Casino in this body-conscious nude dress with metallic embellishments, carrying a simple clutch.
Jessica celebrated her collaboration with Macy's in a little black dress with a not-so-little shoulder accent.
Jess attended the lighting of the tree in Rockefeller Plaza in all black.
Jessica sizzled in a patterned mini dress at the Us Weekly "Hot Hollywood" Party.
Jess promoted her new tween line for girls "Jessica Simpson Girls," showing off a cute baby bump in the process!
Jessica was glowing -- from her pregnancy as well as her shimmering dress!
Simpson, wearing a Jessica Simpson Maternity maxi dress to show off baby number two.
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