Supermodel Heidi Klum has come under fire for calling her sons ‘sexy’, with many parents branding the comment as ‘gross’ and ‘creepy’.
The Project Runaway star, who was married to singer Seal for nine years, made the comments about their children in an interview with PEOPLE magazine.
She told the publication: ‘My boys are very sexy. They’re very young and I probably shouldn’t say that, that they’re sexy.’
Talking about Henry, who’s about to turn 12, she commented on how he resembles his dad: ‘He looks like Seal and I think Seal is very hot and very handsome. He looks just like his dad — he has this little gap here in his teeth.’
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About her other son, 10-year-old Johan, the 44-year-old said: ‘He looks almost like a European soccer player. He has this gorgeous, mixed skin and he’s so sweet and he has beautiful, big lips.’
‘His hair is just so wild and big. My little one has the most gorgeous hair.’
Heidi, who also has two daughters – one with Seal and one with her former partner, Flavio Briatore – added that she’s expecting ‘a line around my house’ in a few years and she’s predicting she will have to ‘fend off the ladies’.
She also said: ‘My boys are all very tall, they’re very thin. They have just rocking bodies!’
The mum-of-four’s comments didn’t go down well with many people who took to social media to brand her remarks ‘creepy’ and ‘disturbing’.
The comments were posted on PEOPLE’s Facebook post, which featured a link to the interview, with one one user saying: ‘Not a word I would ever choose to describe my children… icky.’
Another commented: ‘Is it Just me that thinks it is Totally DISTURBING that a mother would call her young sons sexy.WOW!!!!!!!!!’
A third person wrote: ‘You can be proud of what you made without sounding creepy. Saying your boys are good looking boys and look like their dad is one thing. I would never describe my kids as sexy,’ whilst another said: ‘Disgusting. Not right for a parent to say about their child. Ever. Even worse to say something like this publicly. No class.’
A fifth commented: ‘Um no. Please do not refer to your children as sexy. Not appropriate ever.’
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Not everyone criticised Heidi for her comments however, with some saying she was just being ‘silly’: ‘Oh come on!!!! We all know she didn’t mean it in a sexual gross way! Yea it’s probably not something you should say about your children but she’s just being silly.’
Do you think it’s ever acceptable to call your children ‘sexy’? Let us know in the comments!