Former MTV Teen Mom OG star Farrah Abraham is no stranger to controversy and mom-shaming. The former reality star has been criticized for letting her 10-year-old daughter Sophia wear makeup as well as keeping her daughter out of regular school and homeschooling her so they can travel the world together. Abraham recently came under fire after Sophia was photographed walking in New York Fashion Week with many thinking that Abraham is forcing her daughter to grow up too fast.
Abraham revealed last year that her daughter would be homeschooled. In an interview with InTouch, she said her daughter was homeschooling “so she gets to come to more events and that's awesome. I decided to do that because, at school, I didn't really want to make it about the bullying, dating, those things. It's focusing more on her studies, traveling the world if she wants to do that while she is going to school. She's doing more runway so she'll be at New York Fashion Week. She has a lot going on and this just helps her be the better her."
Her critics aren’t so sure however that Sophia is getting the proper education she needs while traveling the world with her mother.
In a video posted on Sophia’s Instagram account featuring the 10-year-old dressed in a sweet, flowing white gown, many fans criticized Abraham for opting to have her daughter work at fashion week instead of being in school with her peers.
“Who needs school I guess,” wrote one commenter. “Isn’t tomorrow a school day?” wrote another.
In another video showing the 10-year-old wearing black leather looking pants and an off the shoulder shirt that read “no boyfriend, no problem” fans continued to take Abraham to task. "
"She should be in real school every day interacting with kids her own age. Smh. Poor girl has no friends to play with and just be a kid,” criticized one fan. “Poor girl Can't even be a kid. WORK WORK WORK. Make that money for your momma,” wrote another. Others were even more critical. “This girl is being exploited. She needs to be in school. She has no business being her mom’s show pony that is exhibited everywhere she goes. Honey, go to school. Make friends your age. Stop trying to be a replica of your mom,” wrote one person who had very strong feelings about how Abraham parents her daughter.
Sophia was also pictured wearing a sports bra in one post where she plugs her new merchandise that’s for sale on her site, having many of her followers calling out Abraham for exploiting her daughter.
“Why I’m the hell is this little girl on here with a sports bra on????? Just WOW!” wrote one shocked and stunned mom. “This is not good. Why hasn’t this child been put with CPS yet???!!!” added another. “Someone please tell me that I'm not the only one that felt highly uncomfortable watching this,” was another comment.
Abraham was also recently called out for posting a video in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks where she mistakenly referred to the date as 7/11. She was also criticized for promoting the travel group that provided her tickets for her tour that day.
While Abraham has endured her fair share of mommy-shaming it doesn’t seem to bother her as she continues to post pictures of herself and her daughter as they continue to travel around the world.