On GMB today, Kerry Katona appeared to ‘lose it’ during a furious clash with a guest.
But things quickly became heated between the pair.
What happened on GMB?
During the segment, Tessa, 51, insisted that the bikinis were beneficial for a “body conscious” teenage girl.
She said: “There are a lot of things out there that are bad influences like these social media sites like OnlyFans.
“When we talk about covering up the modesty of a nine-year-old who is a bit self-conscious jumping in the pool, getting wet with – dare I say – nipples showing.
Whatever you read there, you’ve got that completely wrong!
“I think it’s a really good thing for a young, body conscious teenage girl. And the whole point is choice.”
However, Kerry, 40, appeared to disagree.
The reality star raged: “First of all, sorry to interrupt, OnlyFans is over-18. No one is actually putting that to a nine-year-old child.
“And second of all, when I go on holiday to a resort with my children and there is a bunch of strangers there, I am not going to put my nine-year-old child in a padded bikini bra which is sexualising them, not knowing who is stood there watching them.
“For me, that is almost like dangling a carrot in front of a paedophile.”
Tessa then said: “But it’s OK for your teenage daughters to take the photos of your naked pictures to put on a social media site but you wouldn’t let them wear a bikini that covers their modesty?”
What did Kerry Katona say?
Her comments appeared to anger Kerry, who was quick to bite back.
She shouted: “Look, darling, first of all my children do not take the pictures of me naked. So whatever you read there, you’ve got that completely wrong!
“My children take pictures of me in a bikini or in my underwear.”
Tessa added: “I just had a quick Google at the pictures on there and these are the things that are actually influencing our children.”
The Real Housewives star went on to state that Kerry’s racy photos were very much available online.
Kerry fumed: “Why would a nine year old child be Googling topless pictures in the first place? What I do for an over-18 site is completely different to a nine-year-old child padded breast.”
How did GMB viewers react to Kerry?
Meanwhile, the heated debate didn’t go unnoticed with viewers at home.
Many believed Kerry, who uploads photos to raunchy adult content site OnlyFans, was in the right.
On Twitter, one said: “Jesus Christ, Tessa needs a reality check. If she can’t see the potential issues then she’s blind. Needs to open her mind to how other people’s opinions are formed, and not only her own thoughts and opinions.”
100% agree with @KerryKatona7 on @GMB about the padded bikini tops for 9 year olds. I wouldn't dream of putting anything padded on them at that age!! Sexualizing a child is just wrong! #GMB #KerryKatona
— Michelle Walker (@Zombiechick1967) June 9, 2021
A second shared: “Well done Kerry this is so wrong selling padded bikinis for nine year olds. Children grow up far too quick without making them look older.”
Another said: “I am with Kerry on this one 100%.”
A fourth added: “OBSESSED with Kerry Katona absolutely leathering this woman on national TV at the crack of dawn.”
A fifth added: “There are rare occasions where the Gods of morning TV truly bless us with gold like this!
“Kerry Katona was having none of Tessa Hartmann’s sneering nonsense on #GMB – it’s just a shame they weren’t in the studio together.”
However, others agreed with Tessa.
“Well done Tessa, I totally agree that there is nothing wrong with a nine year old wearing a padded bikini if it makes her feel good,” one tweeted.
Another commented: “She’s got a point. Don’t buy it and you’ve nothing to worry about.”
And some believed Kerry could have handled the discussion differently.
One viewer complained: “Why is Kerry Katona screaming down the TV at this time of the morning it’s called a discussion.”
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