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'Teen Mom 2' Star Leah Messer Faces Online Backlash After Posting Photo of Daughter Wearing "Skimpy" Outfit

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By Allie Elaine

Leah Messer, star of the popular MTV franchise, Teen Mom 2, is receiving major backlash for posting a photo of her daughter Aleeah in a cheerleading outfit.

Messer took to Instagram to share a celebratory moment from her daughter's competition. She captioned the photo with, "I’m so grateful Aleeah has coaches in her life that continue to support her dreams and reaching her fullest potential! We love our @famous_superstars10 family!"

Though the post was meant to be lighthearted and sweet, fans were quick to turn on Messer.

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The issue appeared to stem from Aleeah's outfit. Many followers of Messer deemed the clothing too "skimpy" for the young athlete.

The first of many criticizers wrote, "I’m sorry she’s in so much makeup and such a short skirt...Yikes, mama. You're gonna have a repeat of the past. Make sure to teach her morals and not just how to apply fake lashes. Such potential, but teetering on the side of err."

The "repeat of the past" the fan is referring to is that of Messer's teen pregnancy, making the comment even more of a blow.

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Another fan wrote, "This is ridiculous.. her face looks harder than concrete with all that makeup and fake tan. What is going on in America? This is why they have so much problems with their kids."

Along with the outfit, Aleeah's makeup seemed to be a point of contention with many followers.

Another shared their thoughts by saying, "Beautiful but why so much makeup she looks like shes 17? Hope she conquers all her goals and fulfills her dreams," while someone else added, "Waaaaay inappropriate..its not ok for little girls to dress like this."

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While Messer has yet to respond to the backlash and criticism, she has also received support from a few fans who feel that Messer is being unfairly attacked.

One supporter wrote, "I'm disgusted at some of the comments on here!!!!!! A young girl 'playing a part' doing what she loves!!! Some of the amazing stunts these kids do, I would challenge anyone of to to even donate front roll in a long skirt!! Its not her attire 24/7 365 days a year it's for competition! And the nasty comments about getting pregnant, some serious issues you must have. Get a grip!!!!!"

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Messer also had another fan comment on the "makeup" fiasco, saying, "People really honestly hate on other people because they're pretty they were makeup...They wear short skirts. They weren't fish. They wear that who says is right who says is wrong who says, it's Letty who says it's not just because one person sings one way and another person thinks another way doesn't make it right or wrong," while another supporter wrote, "Why do people honestly think they have a right to get on here and say something about somebody's children?"

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