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Coco Austin's Dance Video With Daughter Divides Fans: Is It 'Inappropriate' Or 'Adorable'?

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By Favour Adegoke on April 15, 2023 at 2:00 AM EDT

TV personality and actress Coco Austin has set tongues wagging again regarding her parenting style after sharing a dance video some fans tagged as "inappropriate" for featuring her daughter, Chanel.

Fans slammed her for a similar act when she posted a clip of her 7-year-old daughter "twerking" in Christmas pajamas and another where she bathed Chanel in a kitchen sink.

Read on for more details.

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Coco Austin Shared A Dance Video With Daughter Chanel

The "Ice Loves Coco" alum, 44, recently shared a dance video she and her daughter made to Instagram, and some fans were quick to call her out on it, as they claimed that it was "inappropriate."

"Chanel always makes me do these weird dances; I just go with it," Austin captioned the Instagram video of them dancing. "I stole this from her phone to show you. Lol. #mommydaughter #dynamicduo."

In matching white and black outfits, the mother and daughter danced to the Black Eyed Peas "Boom Boom Pow" remix.

Austin lifted her leg toward Chanel in the video during one of their choreographed steps, and Chanel then attempted to smack her mother twice on the butt.

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As a result, fans took to social media to express their mixed feelings about the video, which has already received over 40,000 likes on Instagram. Many fans shared that the dance routine was "inappropriate" for Chanel, but others felt it was harmless and just an adorable mother-daughter experience.

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Fans Wonder If The Video Is 'Adorable' Or 'Inappropriate' 

Coco Austin and daughter at Dreamworks Trolls The Experience Opening

Austin's dance video has split fans, with some calling it "inappropriate" and others saying it's "adorable."

A person wrote, "How sad that that is the new training of parents to children, and worse, the rest of society celebrates that; that is why the world is the way it is." Another added, "Weirdly, she has her slap her like that. It is weird, sorry."

"As much as it's not okay for Chanel to be spanking butt at this young age, I appreciate that you're a very present mom, and you're willing to help her transition seamlessly into a young woman," a fan noted.

Other fans commented on how much they enjoyed the video and admired Austin and Chanel's relationship because of their mother-daughter bond.

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A fan noted, "You're raising an amazing daughter. You always look like you're having so much fun and that you and Ice are fantastic parents."

"What's weird about this?" another fan quipped, "this is freaking adorable."

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Coco Austin Regularly Receives Backlash For Her Parenting Style


The "Southwest Babes" actress has previously faced criticism from fans for her parenting methods after posting a video clip of Chanel "twerking" in Christmas pajamas. Austin explained that she and her relatives were "in the middle of" filming a TikTok video in her front yard when Chanel ran out 'to bust a move and make [them] laugh.'

In another controversial video, Austin was seen bathing Chanel in a kitchen sink as she stared at her iPad. At the time, she took to Twitter to address the backlash from fans and defend her "unconventional" parenting style.

"Wow, just wow! Here we go again!" she wrote. "Bathing my lil girl in the sink went viral? SMH! She continued, "People, you gotta know by now that I'm an unconventional mother. I do what works and is easier on me. Some may want to take some pointers rather than rag on me!"

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Coco Austin's Husband Reveals If They'll Have More Kids

Coco Austin & Ice-T at the 2019 MTV Music Awards

According to E! News, Austin's husband, Ice-T, opened up about whether or not they would be expanding their family beyond just Chanel. The rapper confirmed that he and his wife would not have another child. "Chanel fills up the room," he told the news outlet last March. "One and done."

The "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" star also mentioned that his age was a factor in deciding. "I had Chanel when I was 57," he said. "So I'm 65."

In another chat with E! News, Ice-T talked about the secret to his long-lasting marriage to the model, noting that sex played a pivotal role.

"A 65-year-old Italian lady said, 'Men are straightforward. You want to keep a man; you keep his stomach full and his balls empty,'" he teased.

He added, "They say when sex is good, it's 10 percent of the relationship. When it's bad, it's 90 percent of the relationship. So, if it's good, it's the cherry on top of the relationship; when it's bad, it's all you can think about."

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