CHLOE Lewis has come under fire from fans who have branded a sweet holiday snap of her and her dad as "creepy".
The TOWIE star, 27, who this week celebrated boyfriend Danny Flasher's birthday, shared a picture of the pair in a sunny location.
In the photo she can be seen sitting on a sun lounger in between her dad's legs while he places his left hand on the top of her thigh.
The beauty entrepreneur, who was dressed in a white crop top and bikini bottoms, captioned the Instagram picture: "Me & my papa ♥️"
However, followers were quick to call the image "creepy" and "disturbing".
One wrote: "So sitting in between your father's legs with your butt pressed against his genitals… and his hand lingering on your hip is normal?"
Another claimed: "Something quite disturbing about the way his positioned his hand on you. Looks sinister and creepy, this is a pic you'd take with a lover… not with your father!"
As the reality TV star was being criticised on the social media platform, others rushed to her defence.
One wrote: "If she was ugly half of you wouldn’t have an issue with her dads hand! It’s because you think she’s hot so believe any mans thoughts would naturally move to a sexual nature!"
Another shared: "It’s a warped world we live in at times. Nothing wrong with this picture @chloelewis91 just a lovely pic of a Dad and daughter. Beautiful xx"
A third commented: "😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 what is wrong with people?! Daddy issues maybe! It’s a beautiful photo x"
Chloe is clearly close to her family and often shares pictures of her relatives on social media.
In the summer she shared a throwback photo of her parents on their wedding day.
She captioned the image: "A HAPPY 32 years to my beautiful Mum & Dad… I love you both very much ♥️".
Chloe has been dating Danny, an Essex-based banker, for a year.
Earlier this week she wished her him happy birthday and suggested they would be celebrating together on Friday.
Previously, the social media influencer dated TOWIE co-star Jake Hall.
However, the pair split in April 2016 when he dumped her on-screen.