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Stacey Dooley cruelly branded 'attention seeker' after sharing picture with her daughter

Stacey Dooley cruelly branded 'attention seeker' after sharing picture with her daughter

The documentary maker has come under fire, after Dooley shared a photo of her daughter with her face cropped out of the image.

She might be one of Britain’s best-loved documentary makers, but Stacey Dooley has been targeted by cruel trolls.

It’s after the new mum uploaded a photo of Minnie, her baby daughter the former Strictly Come Dancing star welcomed in January.

The presenter was cruelly branded ‘attention seeking’ over the Instagram pic.

Despite how sweet the image was, some people were deeply disgruntled by Stacey’s decision to keep her daughter’s face out of the frame.

The TV personality was mum-shamed on social media.

Some of Dooley's followers took aim at her choice to keep Minnie out of the spotlight, whom Stacey shares with another famous face – Strictly’s Kevin Clifton.

The adorable photo showed the tot’s tiny feet and torso as she cuddled next to her mum in the photo, which was uploaded last week.

Minnie also wore a cute BFF necklace as the pair shared a sweet moment together with the caption: "BBF 4eva."

Sadly though, this wasn’t enough to please one disgruntled follower who later took aim at the presenter in the comments.

They pointedly wrote: “Very attention seeking and unnecessary. Just don’t post any pictures of your child. Simple!"

Another user commented: "Just interested what happens when you are out with baby and people look at her? Do you keep her face covered at all times?"

Thankfully though, others stepped in to defend the former Strictly Come Dancing contestant.

Fans reacted angrily the adorable photo.

Responding to the backlash, one follower wrote a lengthy post about why the mum-of-one might want to keep her infant private.

It read: “How is she attention seeking? She is a new mam, she’s wanting to show off Minnie but not put her in danger at the same time.”

“It’s nothing to do with anyone and it certainly isn’t attention seeking,” they pointedly added, saying: “Let her be a mam and mind your business.”

While we couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Stacey has also previously spoken about her decision to keep her daughter out of the spotlight.

During a recent episode of Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over: Family And Me, the presenter explained: “Me and Kev have had various conversations, you know – do we show Minnie? I want her to be able to give genuine consent.”

The TV personality then added that her little one was not ‘going be in the limelight’ and that she would only show the cameras the ‘back of her beautiful head’.

Dancer Kevin has also spoken about their parenting decision, adding that he didn’t want his daughter to follow in his famous footsteps as he feared it would damage her ‘self-worth’.

“It’s too competitive a world,” he admitted, adding: “I would rather she do something else. Anything else.”

Well, we think the new parents are doing a wonderful job.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/sjdooley

Topics: Celebrity, Parenting, TV And Film, Stacey Dooley, Strictly Come Dancing