In the photos, five-year-old Maxwell Drew is wearing a bikini and a helmet, and posing with her scooter. Simpson has captioned the photos: “Safety first”.
However, shortly after posting the photos Jessica received a barrage of criticism from her Instagram followers.
Some people thought that it was inappropriate that Maxwell Drew was wearing a bikini, with one person commenting: “That is way too much skin for a kid. Also, why is she in a bikini riding a scooter?”
“Sorry to be harsh and just my opinion but why do parents let their little girls wear tiny bikinis. For the person saying it’s just for fun? Really it looks so inappropriate! Just cuz something is on a rack you don’t buy it,” added another.
While others believed Jessica was forcing the five-year-old to grow up too soon, by posing her like an adult.
“Sorry, but she is too young to be posing like that,” one person commented. “She has all the time in the world to be a grown up.”
“Would never let my young daughter act like that, but I guess her mother acts the same way so not her fault.”
Others attacked Simpson personally, and suggested that she shouldn’t have shared the photos publicly.