Reality TV stars Teresa and Joe Giudice have been in the headlines recently over their legal problems and impending prison sentences for fraud, but the release of a new music video starring their teenage daughter, Gia, is now giving them additional — and likely unwanted — attention.
Gia, 13, is the member of 3KT (3 Karat Diamond), a female music group that includes 16-year-old Alexa Maetta and 14-year-old Cristianna Cardinale, according to NJ Advance Media.
The group released its first music video for a cover of Britney Spears' popular song "Circus" on Friday — a video that features the girls showing off their acting, dancing and singing talents. But some outlets are calling the performance "risqué" and "racy," noting that it is far too advanced for them.
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Page Six, for instance, said that the girls are in "age-inappropriate outfits" and that Gia is "gyrating," with the teens looking as though they "appear much older than their age."
Most of the comments posted on the video as of early afternoon Friday, though, were positive, with fans calling the video "cute" and claiming that the outfits and moves were entirely appropriate.
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It should also be noted that reports claim that the Giudice family — stars of Bravo TV's "Real Housewives of New Jersey" — paid $10,000 to produce the video.
But other sources say that the music group's management team paid for it in full and that the Giudices, who are said to be financially strapped, didn't dole out any cash.