Jason Aldean’s Wife, Brittany Aldean, Claps Back At Critics Over Bikini Photo Of 4-Year-Old Daughter

Brittany responded to people who compared photos of her daughter in a bikini to the controversial Balenciaga campaign.

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Lauren Jo Black

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June 28, 2023

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Brittany Aldean; Photos via Instagram

Jason Aldean’s wife, Brittany Aldean, is firing back at Instagram users who criticized her for posting a photo of their 4-year-old daughter, Navy, in a bikini. 

Brittany, 35, took to Instagram stories on Wednesday (June 28) to defend her decision to post the photos of Navy

“It’s no secret that I can tend to rile people up by some of the posts that I post. Fine, there’s a lot of people that are offended by everything these days, I don’t really freaking care,” Brittany began. 

She went on to reference the photos in question and the response to them. 

She Shared A Video Message Via Instagram Stories

“But, I have been reading recently some of the comments under, two posts ago, I posted about my daughter. She was in a bathing suit we happen to be in Florida, it’s natural for her to be in a bathing suit, but apparently, that’s sexualizing my child,” Brittany quipped. “I also saw a couple comments where people were insinuating that, you know, it was wrong for me to fight against Balenciaga and all these other things yet post my daughter in a bathing suit. Let me refresh your memory.”

He then shared a slide comparing photos used in the provocative Balenciaga campaign alongside a photo of Navy.   

“These Are Not The Same”

Photo via Instagram Stories
Photo via Instagram Stories

“This and this, are not the same,” she declared. “Now call me crazy but BDSM being just splatted all over the campaign. Teddy bears in bondage gear with children holding them… there are so many things wrong with that campaign. Of course as a parent I had an issue with that. My child in a bathing suit at 4 at the beach it’s not a comparison for me. I’m not the one.”        

Instagram Comments

Brittany’s response comes after reading dozens of comments from Instagram users, who critiqued her parenting and questioned why she would post photos of her daughter in a bikini.

“And somewhere some creep is saving this photo of your kid 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄,” one of her followers wrote, while others added, “Ugh I wouldn’t post your babies in swimsuits , creeps everywhere” and “there are sick pervy creeps probably taking these photos and putting them on the dark web or something. I’m surprised Jason would be ok with this.”

Brittany Aldean, Photo via Instagram Stories
Brittany Aldean, Photo via Instagram Stories

Another one of her followers commented saying, “I love you guys and she is an absolute sweetheart, but I would not post this picture. I don’t know. Why take the chance? She’s too important.”

Other comments were more positive.

“Aww I love this sweet girl so much ❤️ so beautiful ❤️🥰❤️,” wrote an Instagram user, while another commented, “She’s absolutely precious!! I love her sassy & fearless personality.

Despite the comments, Brittany Aldean returned to the beach with Navy and said, “Now, back to our regularly scheduled program.”

Navy Aldean, Photo via Instagram Stories
Navy Aldean, Photo via Instagram Stories

Controversial Campaign

Late last year, Brittany Aldean spoke out against the controversial Balenciaga holiday ad campaign that featured images of young children holding teddy bears dressed in bondage clothing surfaced online. Additionally, the brand’s Spring 2023 advertising campaign also involved a reference to a child pornography Supreme Court case.

At the time, Brittany trashed all of her Balenciaga accessories and clothing amid the brand’s ongoing scandal regarding the aforementioned recent ad campaign.

When news of the campaign began to circulate around the internet, Brittany was quick to speak out via Instagram stories. And on November 30, Brittany proved her disdain for Balenciaga when she shared a photo showing herself throwing out what appears to be thousands of dollars of Balenciaga branded clothes, accessories, and shoes.

“It’s trash day @balenciaga,” she captioned her posts.

Jason Aldean showcased his support for his wife in the comments section, writing, “@brittanyaldean 👏👏👏 show em how to ‘walk the walk’ babe!” 

Following the backlash over the campaign, Balenciaga withdrew the advertisements. 

The brand also filed a $25 million lawsuit “against North Six and the Garde-Robe set designer Nicholas Des Jardins, alleging that both took part in ‘inexplicable acts and omissions’ that were ‘malevolent or, at the very least, extraordinarily reckless,’” according to PEOPLE.

Additionally, Balenciaga issued the following statement on social media: “We strongly condemn child abuse; it was never our intent to include it in our narrative. The two separate ad campaigns in question reflect a series of grievous errors for which Balenciaga takes responsibility.”

Brittany Aldean isn’t the only member of the country music community that is outraged over the campaign. Raelynn, Love And Theft’s Eric Gunderson and more also voiced their opinions on the situation at the time.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.