Coco Austin Defends Daughter Against Down Syndrome Question, Sparks Controversy

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Coco Austin has often generated controversy when it comes to her two-year old daughter, Chanel.

That's what happens when you dress your toddler in a bikini all the time, we guess.

But the latest uproar over Coco as a parent (and a person, really) is different.

It has to do with trolls on the Internet, a question about Chanel's developmental state and the difficult subject of Down Syndrome and kids.

Scroll down to find out just what the heck we're talking about to here...

1. It Started When Coco Shared This Photo

It Started When Coco Shared This Photo
Pretty simple and extremely cute, right? How did THIS picture create controversy?!?

2. It Wasn't Due to Coco's Caption

It Wasn't Due to Coco's Caption
Wrote the large-breasted model: "My little poser ... (It's nice having a 2-year-old around ...They constantly make u smile). If you would like to follow a lot of cuteness follow @babychanelnicole."

3. Nor Did Everyone See a Problem with the Image

Nor Did Everyone See a Problem with the Image
Just consider these comments. All positively gushing!

4. She Looks Just Like Daddy!

She Looks Just Like Daddy!
We guess this is a good thing, right? Depends how you feel about Ice-T, LOL.

5. Ah, But Here's the Question

Ah, But Here's the Question
An Internet user posed it to Coco in seemingly innocent fashion. She just seems curious, right?

6. We Can See Where This Question Came From

We Can See Where This Question Came From
We mean no judgment, of course. Not one bit. But there is a typical look to a Down Syndrome child and we simply understand, based on pics such as this one, how the rumor got started.

7. Coco Was NOT Having It!

Coco Was NOT Having It!
As you can see, Coco clapped back pretty hard against this accusation, acting horrified anyone would utter such a question.

8. Others Agreed with Coco

Others Agreed with Coco
They were also offended that anyone would dare broach this topic.

9. Seriously, WTH?!?

Seriously, WTH?!?
As you can see, plenty of users rushed to Coco's side and to her defense in this instance.

10. Why Ask This Question?

Why Ask This Question?
Here's another example of a comment that could not believe anyone would bring this up with Coco, or even ponder it, really.

11. Gross! Terrible! Shameful!

Gross! Terrible! Shameful!
A lot of people really were on Coco's side, which makes sense, considering they follow her on Instagram.

12. Stop Talking $hit!

Stop Talking $hit!
You can see where this is going, right? You can tell why these comments and Coco's reply garnered backlash, right?

13. Yup, Here It Is

Yup, Here It Is
Everyone was acting SO offended that someone would dare ask about Down Syndrome, as if this is some kind of major insult.

14. This is F-ckedUp

This is F-ckedUp
Folks who know someone afflicted with Down Syndrome lashed out in response to this flap, pretty much summing up the Internet because everyone involved in this scandal is now offended.

15. We're Staying Far Out of This One

We're Staying Far Out of This One
Feel free to join in the debate. All we're going to say is that Chanel is very cute and we wish her all the best.

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