Social media users divided over Heidi Klum’s lingerie shoot with daughter Leni: ‘Very disturbing’
While they appeared to be aesthetically taken photos, model Heidi Klum and her 18-year-old daughter, Leni, are facing a bit of backlash on social media. In a series of photos shared earlier this week, the mother-daughter duo appeared to be wearing different types and colors of lingerie while posing for Intimissimi, an Italian clothing brand.
Netizens, however, are sharing their thoughts on it, with some calling it “disturbing” and “weird.” Others come to their defense.
Heidi, 49, who shares her daughter with Italian businessman Flavio Briatore, is a brand ambassador for bras, briefs, lingerie, vests and pajamas, who shared a video of the shoot on Instagram and wrote : “A story of self-confidence, joie de vivre and love between a mother and her daughter. Together @heidiklum and @leniklum celebrate the art of Italian lingerie.
In another post, in which the mother-daughter duo wore black lingerie with lace and sheer details, the caption read, “Like mother and daughter. Every woman has a special place in her heart for her favorite lingerie.
“The idea behind the campaign is to show them how they really are. Both represent the strong bond between mother and daughter,” the brand said.
But, some social media users slammed the former Victoria’s Secret angel and her model daughter in the comments. “She’s gorgeous but this is a pointless photoshoot,” someone wrote.
Another person commented, “Sorry but that’s weird.”
Yet another person wrote: “Mother and daughter though?” One social media user called it “very disturbing”.
Sharing their thoughts, someone else wrote, “I like to think I’m progressive in these things but mom and daughter in lingerie in the same video shoot, it’s just kinda bonkers.”
There were, however, many people who enjoyed the shoot and praised the models. “I see nothing wrong with that, nothing disturbing,” one person wrote, while another added, “Since when is it sick or weird to show a woman – young or old – that she is good about herself?! That says more about all your internalized misogyny and sexualization of women’s bodies than it does about Leni or Heidi themselves! Have a life and educate yourself and don’t follow a lingerie brand if you don’t can’t stand seeing naked people! Wow!”
According to a report published in the New York Post, Leni is keen to continue her studies. He quoted his mother Heidi as saying entertainment tonight recently that she would be attending college in New York. “I am [so proud]. You know, she has her head screwed on the right. Right now, college is at the top of the list. It’s not modeling and she’s really excited for this next chapter in her life.
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