"So if they were feeding their baby dolls with fake bottles would you feel the same way?!" one fan wrote

By Jen Juneau
January 18, 2019 03:15 PM
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Credit: Marjorie Harvey/Instagram; Inset: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

Fans are coming to the defense of Steve Harvey‘s wife Marjorie after the proud grandmother shared a video of their granddaughters “nursing” their dolls.

The clip, posted this week, shows cousins Elle Monroe, 3½, and 4½-year-old Rose with their shirts pulled up and the dolls against their chests.

When asked what they’re up to, Rose replies casually, “Feeding our babies” while Elle adds, “From our boobies.”

“Rose and Elle breastfeeding dolls 😂😂😭,” Marjorie captioned the video.

While most comments were supportive and fawned over how cute the girls were, other Instagram users were quick to jump in with unsolicited criticism — like one who wrote, “Not cute. For little girls,” and another who said, “Men are watching these little girls. Stop. Now.”

A third fan chimed in, “I don’t like this, I believe this is too much exposure.”

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Fans came to Marjorie’s defense immediately, with one musing, “It amazes me how many women have a problem with this. Smh, the most natural thing in the world, y’all want to sexualize.”

Another replied to a negative comment with, “So if they were feeding their baby dolls with fake bottles would you feel the same way?! Nope! STOP👏🏻SEXUALIZING👏🏻BREASTFEEDING👏🏻

“Leave them babies alone. There’s nothing wrong with this video, it’s the minds of the perverted. I think the video is cute,” a third supporter opined. “Marjorie is capable of raising her own grandchildren, she doesn’t any help for social media, she’s only sharing.”

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Marjorie and Steve, 62, have seven grown-up children between them: sons Wynton, Jason (Rose’s dad) and Broderick, plus daughters Lori, Morgan (Elle’s mom) and twins Brandi and Karli.

Wynton, Broderick and the twins are from previous marriages of Steve’s while Lori, Jason and Morgan are from Marjorie’s previous marriage, but Marjorie told PEOPLE in 2016, “Now we’re Mom and Dad to everybody.”

“When you’re dealing with a blended family, everyone is coming from a place of broken,” she added of combining households. “We knew this was right. But I just told them, ‘Everyone is included. Everyone has access to their parents. Whatever you didn’t have before, don’t let that interfere with what you can have now.’ “