Letting Little Girls Go Topless Like Heidi Klum’s Daughter, Leni, 7, Is Great For Their Body Confidence!

Mon, August 15, 2011 3:44pm EDT by 76 Comments
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Heidi Klum is smart to let her little daughter do what comes naturally and go topless on the beach.

Don’t you agree that it’s so sweet to let little girls just be comfortable and be able to play on the beach as carefree as little boys.

Why should little girls be sexualized by having to hide their chests, which are as underdeveloped as a baby’s? Why do we bother covering up a little girls breasts when they aren’t breasts yet? Why should we anticipate that in 3 or 4 years, they will begin to develop as their hormones change.

Right now — Leni is just a child and a bikini top is just an aggravation. She has two younger brothers who are running around topless playing with her on the beach — let her be as unencumbered as they are.

Little girls would develop more body confidence if they weren’t “sexualized” at an early age, by being made aware that they have “boobs.”

Let them be “boob” free for as long as possible!

What do you think Hollywoodlifers?

— Bonnie Fuller

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Susan

Posted at 9:06 PM on March 19, 2014  

I grew up in France. Where nudity is. very common on the beaches. I never owned a swimsute until I was about 13. Then I still went topless. When we moved back to the US. Mom and I went to a local lake. I did not have a sute with a top. No one was around, mom let me go topless. I was about 14 at the time. Today I have twins daugthers age 7. I let them to go topless. We live in the country. And we have our own private lake. And the 3 of us go skinney dippen.

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Natalie

Posted at 9:56 PM on January 23, 2013  

Children at that age have no boobs to show and there is nothing wrong with a little girl going topless to the beach because they have just the same build as a 7 year old boy would BUT taking her to a naked beach where there is ADULTS naked is not okay , why would you let your child see all those naked woman AND EVEN MEN! No that should not be aloud because now SHE thinks thats she is like all the other people being sexualised like them. Not right but at any other beach its fine because she is just a child but not seeing any naked adults.

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ThomThumb

Posted at 3:17 PM on July 17, 2013  

Best way to unsexualize nudity would be to embrace it….. Uptight western culture is apart of the reason there is so much rape/molestation. If everyone was naked you wouldn’t even notice a naked girl if she was 2 feet in front of you…..

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redbus

Posted at 10:50 AM on January 11, 2013  

I don,t think a little girl her age has to cover up there is nothing to hide a lot of them go topless
on the beaches these days.

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Nicole S.

Posted at 8:28 AM on January 5, 2013  

I bet all of us haven’t had a bikini top on in public when we where little it’s a natural thing.

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Hazel

Posted at 10:37 PM on October 31, 2012  

we were all born naked, so what’s wrong with being topless?

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Rob

Posted at 3:44 AM on May 12, 2013  

What a stupid argument is that? So then what is wrong with being pants-less as well?…

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Zan

Posted at 1:23 AM on May 30, 2013  

Absolutly nothing

 
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lee k.

Posted at 9:40 PM on January 16, 2012  

Pretty sad to hear such a dim view. Overprotective mom syndrome. Did you protest the wars?
I enjoy porn and seeing that picture doesn’t qualify on any level but the most prudish. Go back to your knitting!

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Erin

Posted at 12:33 AM on October 16, 2011  

I have to agree with other posters who stated that the girl looked uncomfortable being next to her topless mother, and am also curious as to how the photo is considered legal. With that established, I will say this. There are some sick folks in this world nowadays. I don’t know where Ms. Klum and her daughter were, but if both were going to go topless they should have gone to a private beach. We don’t even know if they were in an area where being topless or nude is legal.

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Commentar

Posted at 4:39 PM on March 14, 2012  

Erin, this is a very disturbing world view you have. Can you comment on the origin of your views, your cultural and religious upbringing etc?

Regards

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ThomThumb

Posted at 3:20 PM on July 17, 2013  

ha you know most places in the US women do not HAVE to wear tops. And there have been some cases(such as in new york) where women have sued because they were arrested for being topless. And won their cases on grounds of equality. It’s just a matter of all people being perverts in america and cant even see a topless girl with out thinking the dirtiest of thoughts.

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Roosevelt

Posted at 9:34 PM on October 9, 2011  

@Theodore Frankenberger: Have you read what you wrote? First of all saying that pedophiles “fantacize” about “stalk, molest, and in extreme cases rape and kill young children” is as false as saying that heterosexuals fantacize about stalking, molesting or rape women. Just because you are attracted towards children doesnt mean you are a sick pervert.

“So by posting the photos, you enable, arouse, inspire, and encourage pedophiles.” “Encourage”, “inspire”? How can you prove that? “Enable”? “Enable” to what? Pedophiles are not monsters who desire to rape children, and just because they might find the picture attractive doesnt mean they dont know that hurting a child is wrong!

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Head Lights

Posted at 1:21 PM on September 29, 2011  

I need to put stars on my nipples the next time I take off my shirt.. I am a dude.

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Megan

Posted at 4:10 PM on September 8, 2011  

If it’s just around family, I wouldn’t see a problem whatsoever! But in public, you don’t know what is going through certain people’s minds when they see a little girl like that. Not everyone has pure thoughts and thinks children are innocent. I wouldn’t let my little girl be on a public beach without a bathing suit top on. But if it was just family and around the house, that’s fine. But probably no older then 3 or 4 years old.

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ThomThumb

Posted at 3:13 PM on July 17, 2013  

you really think if the girl had a bathing suit on the perverts wouldn’t still be thinking bad things……. Really… come on u got a brain use it.

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skeedy80

Posted at 11:20 AM on September 8, 2011  

This makes me angry…child predators thrive off images like this! A mother should try to protect their children…not show them off basically naked for all the perverts out there!!!

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Ana

Posted at 5:44 PM on September 6, 2011  

People with dirty minds will deem it to be inappropriate. It’s simple as that.

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Theodore Frankenberger

Posted at 5:46 PM on September 11, 2011  

That’s like saying that cops are criminals because they fight crime. It’s not inappropriate just because I or anyone else ‘say so’. It’s inappropriate because it’s a young girl without the experience necessary to decide if she wants her mostly naked body posted all over the web. It’s inappropriate because it’s eye candy for pedophiles, which by the way, look and act like everyone else most of the time. The rest of the time they fantacize about, stalk, molest, and in extreme cases rape and kill young children. You can not remove these people from any audience. So by posting the photos, you enable, arouse, inspire, and encourage pedophiles. YOU PUT MORE CHILDREN IN DANGER. That’s why it’s inappropriate. Like I said, Heidi and Bonnie have hit all-time lows. It’s god damn reckless and irresponsible to parade your naked kids around in public and it’s god damn reckless and irresponsible to post the photos in any public forum.

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Casey

Posted at 11:05 PM on September 3, 2011  

Thats how I feel. I would let my little girl run around topless if I had kids.. But once youre in public and theres paparazzi I would not do that. Thats pretty violating. Sick paps, and sick you. Are you aware thats child porn you have here? Though they arent developed, theyre still boobs. Would you post a newborns private areas on here?

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Theodore Frankenberger

Posted at 7:00 AM on September 3, 2011  

Wholy unbelievable kiddy pimp-out. Heidi and Bonnie just hit all-time lows. This didn’t take place in the backyard in the presence of family. It took place on a public beach swarming with paparazzi. Now the photos are all over the internet. Nevermind the potential downside like a few more raped, ripped, and dead little girls. It’s all about instilling ‘body confidence’ in a 7 year old. I’m way beyond annoyed this time. It’s god damn reckless and irresponsible to post such a photo and make such such a disgusting excuse for it.

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Stacey

Posted at 1:59 AM on September 3, 2011  

While I don’t see anything wrong with a kid being dressed or naked at young ages I also don’t consider covering the chest or other parts of the body to be demoralizing for any human being.

There is such a thing as modesty and if you dress your child modestly from a young age and get them accustomed to it then it won’t be some huge shock or change if you expect a little modesty when they reach an age where it is necessary.

Modesty serves to protect them from predators (at young and older ages) and it also serves to protect society from immorality when people aren’t showing off all their charms in the streets for anyone and everyone who passes by to see. In my opinion, covering up and teaching your child that your body has a value and it’s not just something to be given away freely in the streets does more for the morale than anything else.

Again – not saying it’s wrong for a kid to be topless but another point I’d like to make is that a swimsuit top or a 1 piece swimsuit is NOT something cumbersome or difficult to maneuver in. The article is written in such a way to suggest that a bikini top is like wearing a straight jacket or something! I could keep up with and have fun with my siblings just fine with a swimsuit top on as a kid.

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Alex

Posted at 11:31 PM on September 1, 2011  

1)I’m pretty sure her mom didn’t FORCE her to go topless.
2)Male and female breasts are anatomically pretty much the same. The biggest differences are milk and the amount of fat tissue in them. There really is no legitimate reason for the fact that it’s “customary” for women to cover their breasts, other than society wanting to make women feel ashamed of their bodies. It’s BS. And in my city it’s legal for women to go topless. I’m a little ashamed of my body but I’m glad that that’s an option in my city. One small step at a time.

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ugh

Posted at 2:23 PM on September 2, 2011  

It’s not about shame, it’s about the sexual deviants otherwise known as men that you have to protect yourself from.

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glenda

Posted at 8:12 PM on August 31, 2011  

If we were talking about a beach in Africa I would say it is ok to go topless..But come on people! This is the USA its not customary here,,And doesnt that little girl look really uncomfortable yo you? Could it be that her mither is embarrising her? I think so.

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xo

Posted at 10:31 PM on August 31, 2011  

Sardinia

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Anna

Posted at 2:34 PM on August 31, 2011  

There’s nothing wrong with a little girl going topless with her mommy in a private topless beach. There is something wrong with a website and the photographer who exposes this little girl without a BLACK BAND over her chest to protect her privacy from crazy sex deviants who is going to save this picture for their own sick use. I won’t be surprise if the parents sue your website for exposing their little girl to the public.

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Sarah

Posted at 10:02 PM on August 30, 2011  

I’m sad that a photographer felt it necessary to invade the privacy of this mother and daughter at the beach (considering it is illegal to take pictures at a nude beach in Europe) however there is nothing morally wrong with it. When children are 7, boys and girls look the same. In fact letting a young girl normalize her body by seeing other women’s bodies keeps her self esteem healthy. The only reason I would cover a child that age would be for sun protection, boy or girl.

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Nikki

Posted at 5:11 PM on August 30, 2011  

7 year olds can do that!!! but not old people!!!!!

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Justina

Posted at 12:20 PM on August 29, 2011  

For everyone saying that this picture is disgusting for the editors to post because the little girl is “topless” when honestly there is nothing there to even cover! What is the difference between this and people who take pictures of their young daughters at home and they dont have a shirt on and running around playing? A lot of people I know have posted those type of pics on their social networking sites and no one has a problem with it there. If peoples mind didnt automatically think disgusting things, then this would not be a discussion at all!

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paula

Posted at 7:48 PM on August 28, 2011  

Uhhh, all I have to say is she either breastfed all her kids, then had a great breast lift or didn’t breastfeed. Just sayin’

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Sandi

Posted at 3:59 AM on August 28, 2011  

I am an American and I think that those of you that comment on this being wrong have something sick in your heads. For crying out loud. There is nothing sexual about a little girl going “topless” at the beach. When I was a little girl in the 60′s I often ran around like this, as did many other little girls. I understand that there are pedofiles out there but do we really need to rob children of there childhoods and burden them with body issues because there are sick people in the world? NO! I am sure that Heidi and Seal are teaching their children responsibly about strangers and I applaud Heidi for her healthy approach with her daughter. Americans do tend to be very uptight about their bodies and I think it is a shame.

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Posted at 3:08 AM on August 26, 2011  

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Nicole S.

Posted at 8:32 AM on January 5, 2013  

I bet all of us haven’t had a bikini top on in public when we where little it’s a natural thing.

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Jess

Posted at 4:44 AM on August 25, 2011  

Its just sad, that this is even worth writing about! Heartbreaking, I can not even imagine the body issues you are “breeding” with this sort of perverted thinking that a young child needs to be hiding its body. (And just a side note, the perverts refereed to in the comment above like the topless little boys just as much!)

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