Myleene Klass has been slammed for appearing to pose topless in the Maldives where nudity is strictly prohibited.
The Smooth Radio presenter is currently enjoying an exotic holiday on the stunning South Asian island with her husband, Simon Motson, daughters Ava, 12, and Hero, eight, and four-month-old son Apollo.
Like many other celebrities currently holidaying in the Maldives for the Christmas break, Myleene shared a sun-kissed snap in the middle of the sea giving most of her followers major travel envy.
But others were offended that she appeared to be topless in the photo, which shows her crouched down in the shallow water while carrying baby Apollo.
Nudity and topless sunbathing are strictly prohibited in the Maldives.
Pointing this out, one of Myleene’s followers commented: ‘Myleene the Maldives is an Islamic country with strict laws against women being topless, why don’t you have a little respect for the country you’re visiting and their religion!’
Another agreed: ‘Nice, but it’s illegal to go topless in the Maldives. Please consider this next time.’
One advised the TV star to ‘put a top on!!!!!!’ while another stated: ‘Why won’t the British respect the laws of other countries. Topless is prohibited. It’s like you think their rules don’t apply, or that you simply have no respect.’
However, some jumped to Myleene’s defence like one fan who argued: ‘Some very negative people in this world! Nobody forces you to follow people on instagram. If you don’t like what you see then may I suggest you don’t follow. It’s not rocket science – wonderful clip of a very happy family.’
And one admitted they ‘didn’t even notice [she was] topless’ until reading the comments, adding: ‘Its a beautiful pic of mum and bubba.’
Before sunning herself in the Indian Ocean, Myleene spent the first part of her Christmas break picking up litter from the beaches.
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Alongside a video of her daughters hard at work wearing Island Clean tops, the former singer said: ‘Super proud of my girls. We all got up early to join the beach clean on a nearby island.
‘So nice to get to do this with my family. Watching them set their alarms to get up early and try and make a difference was very special.’
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