The 35-year-old mum shared the selfie of her daughter Molly on her 15th birthday, writing: “Can’t believe my first born is now 15! She’s turned into a beautiful young woman!”
But as soon as Katona’s daughter Molly saw the snap, she asked her to take it down.
“I hate this photo delete delete delete,” Molly tweeted back to her mum.
After Molly replied, Katona claimed to see articles in the press that insinuated she was a “bad mum” for not deleting the picture.
She took to Twitter to defend herself.
“To clarify, all the press making me out to be a bad mum by posting a very beautiful pic of Molly that no matter what pic, she’s always gunna hate it #teenagers,” Katona wrote.
Molly made it clear she wasn’t mad at her mum by later tweeting pictures of her birthday card and the Michael Kors watch Katona had given her as a gift.
Katona has four children - Molly, 15, and Lilly, 13, with former husband Brian McFadden, and Heidi, nine, and Max, eight, with her former husband Mark Croft.