Brielle Biermann Stepdad

@BrielleBiermann/Instagram

An influencer’s photo sitting on her stepdad’s lap started a whole debate on Instagram

Some are calling the photo 'uncomfortable.’ Others are calling the criticism 'ridiculous.'

Sep 17, 2020, 8:11 pm

Internet Culture

Moises Mendez II 

Moises Mendez II

After Brielle Biermann, 23, posted a photo of herself sitting on her stepdad’s lap, commenters debated about whether or not it was appropriate. Some people called the photo “uncomfortable” or “triggering.”

Advertisement Hide

Biermann is the daughter of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak-Biermann and boasts over 1 million followers on the platform. Zolciak-Biermann married NFL player Kroy Biermann in 2011, and he later adopted Kim’s two daughters, Brielle and Ariana, in 2013.

Advertisement Hide

In honor of his birthday, the influencer posted the photo with the caption, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the most amazing father & man I’ll ever know… we had too much fun last night [I] forgot to post yesterday, love love you dad!”

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFGKKYDHQrx/
Advertisement Hide

One user commented, “Why you sitting on your momma husband lap?”

Another person wrote, “That’s a little uncomfortable she is an adult sitting on her [stepfather’s] lap.”

Some people have gone as far to suggest the two have “hooked up.”

Advertisement Hide

However, many fans of the famous family were quick to come to her defense, saying that the claims were unfounded and that people should respect the relationship the two have.

“Some of these comments are ridiculous! A child sat on her dad’s lap … what is abnormal about that! I cannot understand why anyone would teach their child not to sit on their [father’s] lap as some people have stated!” one commenter wrote.

People also pointed to the “strength” it takes for a person to adopt a child and raise that child as their own, as Kroy very publicly has.

Advertisement Hide

“Takes a very special man to adopt children & take them in as their own,” one person wrote. “You & your sister… your whole FAMILY, is so fortunate to have Kroy.”

Brielle eventually responded to the criticism herself in a reply to a user’s comment, writing, “Honestly bc I had no where else to sit we were making jokes the whole time about him being Santa it was comedy.” 


Today’s top stories

Woman yells ‘f*ck Black Lives Matter’ at Black barista who asked her to wear mask
Dominatrix goes viral after walking man on leash through supermarket
Video: Racist woman allegedly tries to stomp on man’s pet turtles
Sign up to receive the Daily Dot’s Internet Insider newsletter for urgent news from the frontline of online.

Advertisement Hide

H/T News.com

Share this article
*First Published: Sep 17, 2020, 8:11 pm