Coco Austin catches heat for swimsuit shoot with toddler daughter

Coco Austin’s daughter Chanel isn’t camera shy. The 2-year-old even has her own Instagram account with a bio that states, “Modeling and performing is in my blood.” But some of Austin’s followers criticized the 39-year-old for sharing photos from an impromptu mommy and me swimsuit shoot.

In the snaps posted on Coco’s Instagram, the duo pose in floral Fashion Nova designs. The Ice Loves Coco alum explained the backstory in her caption: “I said to Chanel ‘Wanna take some pictures while we go in the pool?’ She says, “Then can I have some Licorice?’ And here’s the outcome . . .”

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Coco Austin Instagrams with daughter Chanel
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Coco Austin Instagrams with daughter Chanel
I said to Chanel "Wanna take some pictures while we go in the pool'"? She says, "Then can i have some Licorice?" and here's the outcome.. Matching swimsuits by my fav online store! @fashionnova Chanel's Page- @babychanelnicole (Swipe to view all pics) (Just reminding you that when purchasing from @fashionnova use my coupon code "Coco" to get 15% off)
I love spending time at our Arizona house!..The pool is marvelous🧜‍♀️ Rocking our unicorn color bikinis from @sugardollz (I took this pics from a video so they might be a little fuzzy)
Feeling fabulous with my mini! #airportlife Matching Versace T's from- @laduomo
Cheers to a full month overseas!Both my babies did a wonderful job, Ice and Chanel.. @bodycountofficial did their thing!! Amazing work! I will kind of miss traveling country to country ..now back to reality.(but I do love my own reality ) The last pic my sis took in mid air,we were knocked out
Love me some BBQ's!! 4th of July with friends was relaxing and fun.. Chanel played and played til she could no more and passed out..lol she is addicted to the pool. I wore matching spider man dresses with my sis becuase of the holiday colors.I was wondering when I was gonna bring mine out .Ha (Swipe for more pics)
Had a nice time in Croatia..found some paparazzi pics.. Also I had to post Chanel walking around the tour bus in my heels.. Crazy kid OK so I see ya guys asking about Chanel's outfit..here's the info Dress- @foxandtots Shoes - @minimelissaofficial
Summer vibes! Swimsuits- @fedeswimwear (Swipe for more pics) Chanel's page - @babychanelnicole
I couldn't do Mother's Day without matching with my Nelly Belly ( my mom named chanel that)lol I asked my mom what she wanted to do on her day.. She she nails, dinner and watch "The Fear of the walking dead".. Sounds like a perfect day to me? Lol All the kids did there nails too just the older ones got down alittle faster Thanks @glitternailbar_az (Swipe for more pics)
This is one of those..."Hurry and lets take a selfie" while daddy gets ready before we leave the house! Maximus is so not into it.lol
Had the most awesome time in Bahamas! Everbody treated us so well! No matching suits on our last day, Chanel insisted on her flamingo suit..lol Back to reality! But my reality is nice no complaints just we'll miss the water We will also miss not seeing our friends @iamsethrose and @shanrox1207 everyday! Had fun with ya all!
These just popped up on my news feed on Facebook..This was exactly a year ago from a florida vaction. I'm usually not a huge fan of paparazzi pics but these are cute..Chanel could barely walk then..in 1 year she went from baby to a 2teen (I love that new expression I heard from Ice the other day when your baby is 2 but thinks she's a teenager) Swipe for more pics Chanel's page @babychanelnicole
Why is it at bedtime @babychanelnicole thinks its funny to stand on my head
My day is always bright with my little munchkin Matching bikinis- @fedeswimwear
Behind on posting my pics.... My bestie and did Miami! Matching monokinis and everything! Swimsuits by- @sugardollz
Chanel and I popped in at the People Mag Live studios..You can watch it now online!! Its funny Chanel wanted the boob so bad during the interview it was smack during her usual nap time
My family vacation continues ...day on a yacht is not too shabby.. Chanel is not sure about this wind though Matching swimsuits by- @sugardollz
Beach babes..lol Kisses to our followers
Ok I have to post 1 more pic.. There's too much cuteness going on with this little girl. I have so much fun with her These bikins wear made by - @fedeswimwear
Teaching @babychanelnicole how to stretch..She thinks its funny & just plays jungle gym on me during our session #yogababy Matching yoga outfits by @fedeswimwear
Happiest baby ever.. @babychanelnicole smiles for no reason ..lol #ChanelNicole #hangbythepool
Spent sometime w/ a friend I've known for 17 yrs yesterday. Chanel is really getting the hang of selfies
This will never get old.... I was meant to be a mommy... (Snapchat- cocosworld100)
Midnight swim after all the 4th of July festivities.. Chanel is loving her new float she is wide awake
Chanel and I love rocking our retro backless swimsuits.You automatically feel fabulous! 👙
There's nothing like having a best friend to twin with! Weekend was a blast! Swimsuits by @sugardollz
11 hours in my photoshoot and my little nugget is still smiling..this baby can't get any happier
Snapchat moment.. When your about to leave the house to do errands & everyone falls asleep on you
I'm so fascinated w @babychanelnicole .I always watch her sleep.She snuggles & holds on to every bit of me
Part 2 on E news.... Yes my sex life is a bit more structured now with a baby but I don't mind one bit The babysuit Chanel is wearing is from @the_bikini_shop_co and headband with suit is from @winterscarlett
Waiting to go to the airport🛫
Happy Memorial day!! From Chanel & Coco!! (Snapchat cocosworld100) For matching outfits go to @glamcitydoll
Girls just want to have fun!! ....Or just dress alike Outfits by @glamcitydoll Attention- Sorry everybody, but earlier today the wrong tag to the outfits we're wearing was posted.The correct boutique is 👉 @glamcitydoll
My everything!!
My beach bunny is out! See us on Snapchat (cocosworld100)
Its been a wonderful trip..family time is priceless. Who got our mystery destination right!
It doesn't get better than this!
One of those candid moments I thought was too cute to not share.. Me and my mini me..lol
1st family vacation for Chanel..Guess where we are?
The pure joys of motherhood..words just don't express
The weeks, People Magazine came out featuring @babychanelnicole ..make sure you cop it! (This pic was taken when Chanel was 3 months she is 5 months now)
I forgot to post this the other day but check out these baby bloomers... I call um baby booty shorts. Too cute,huh?
This happy camper goes everywhere with us...(Behind the scenes of $100,000 Pyramid while Ice plays the game show)
Photoshoot time for my lingerie and of course I got my sidekick with me
My partner in crime... #bikinigirls @babychanelnicole 1st bikini
I love the"fresh hair" feeling! I feel revived when I do my hair once a month. Thx to my girl @cattnu_hair at @blusalon
Finding time for myself has been pretty hard now w/ a baby but I just make it happen with bringing her along pretty much everywhere I go ..thx @blusalon for being so flexible Fyi...Yes, I breastfeed but I got back up in a bottle😏
Chanel & I having fun with the mirror above our bed.. I need one of these at home..LOL #Twinsies
This is how we roll..... This stroller is fab from @babyroues it has so many attachments that I'm not using in this pic ..pair it with some heels and now you're rocking!!!! LOL jumpsuit- @fashionnova
My new obsession. ....
I'm on @Dr_oz today (Feb 19th) with @babychanelnicole ..Tune in at 2pm (est) I show some fitness moves too!! Haha Chanel is looking at him like, "What the hell?"
Head full of fresh highlights thanks to @cattnu_hair at @blusalon Oh and Chanel says what's up! I know girls are gonna ask about my top cuz it never fails ..i got it from @devannaloveboutique
Real life candid pic.. Training and watching my baby simultaneously.. The Coco way. Loving motherhood @waistedbykeke #ad
Boutique shopping for Chanel..she wasn't into it and slept the whole time. At least I had fun!
Getting up at 3am n the morning to travel sucks . so we try to take a nap while dad is filming trying to keep warm from this 6 degrees weather in Chicago Oh and for people that are wondering this little girl has 5 car seats!! Were just snuggling
I love to color coordinate w/ my family its fun!! Watch @InsideEdition tonight. Its the 1st interview I did since the birth of Chanel. Meet her too! Look for local time and listings
I found my calling ......Motherhood!!! Happy New Years everybody!!
My baby's clothes still don't fit her but she still a ball full of cuteness
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The snaps racked up nearly 60,000 likes — but they also received plenty of criticism. “This makes me so sad, she’s teaching her daughter that clothes and posing for the camera are the most important things. Some of the photos on her Instagram are really inappropriate for a baby,” wrote one person. Added another: “Oh look! Another celebrity mom with her ‘accessory.’”

A third accused Austin of being “obsessed” with turning Chanel into a pint-sized version herself.

Of course not everyone on the internet is hateful. Plenty of fans saw only a sweet moment between mother and child. “Love how lil Chanel looks at your and admires her mama!” wrote one, while another woman commented, “I just love all the love you have for your daughter.”

Austin shares the toddler with her husband, Ice-T. Though the 60-year-old actor works grueling hours on the set of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, he always makes time for his baby girl.  “When he comes home at night, that’s when they have their moment together,” she told Us Weekly in December 2017. “That’s when she sees daddy and he loves on her.”

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