Are fans overreacting?

She’s currently enjoying a glam family holiday in Dubai, but it seems that the ex-TOWIE star has headed for sun, sea and potential scandal after sharing a seemingly innocent snap of baby Paul.

Out on the boat today 🛥

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While her only child looks like he’s loving life out at sea, fans were quick to point out something less than positive about the post. And just in case you missed it you may want to take a look at Paul’s hue. The little one’s all-over-tan sparked a flurry of criticism from Instagram users.

My beautiful baby boy 💙

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One raged: ‘ANY sun colour is a form of burning. There is no such thing as colouring “safely” please check the medical guidelines in the NICE website for your information before you post such ignorant dangerous nonsense.’

Another Instagram follower also hit out with this comment: ‘Actually there’s no such thing as colouring safely, if you go brown/light brown, you have burnt and damaged your skin.’ Ouch!

Ladies night last night for dinner ☺🍴🥂 me & Mumma ❤ My lace short set is from @allbitslondon link in my bio x

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Sam Faiers – some fans don’t know what all the fuss is about!

Luckily there were some that were ready to leap to Sam’s defence.

One pointed out: ‘I’m pretty sure lil paul will have had on Sun lotion. Myself & my lil girl tan lovely with factor 50′

Closing the argument one user added: ‘Not necessarily, some people tan very easily. It seem like Sam take a very good tan so he probably takes after his mum x’