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10/03/2014 11:22 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Judge Tells Bethenny Frankel To Stop Wearing Her Daughter's Pajamas

No more pajamas for Bethenny Frankel, at least not ones meant for a 4-year-old.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Ellen Gesmer told Frankel's lawyer Allan Mayefsky "no more pajamas" during a hearing on Thursday for Frankel and Jason Hoppy's ongoing divorce proceedings, according to the New York Daily News. Frankel was waiting outside the courtroom at the time.

Gesmer was referring to a July photo of Frankel posing in her 4-year-old daughter Bryn's Hello Kitty pajamas. The 43-year-old posted the photo on Instagram, writing: "This is my daughter's nightgown and PJ shorts. Think we're ready to start sharing clothes yet?"

When Mayefsky said it was just a joke, Gesmer replied, “It’s not a joke. Her child is not a joke," explaining that things posted to the Internet can circulate for years.

The judge called the pajama incident "ridiculous," according to the New York Post's Page Six, and said Frankel showed poor judgment by posting such a photo online.

Meredith Vieira spoke with Frankel about "pajamagate" on her talk show Friday.

"The truth of the matter is I don’t really care what people think if I don’t think I’ve done anything wrong," she said. "It was a dress of my daughter’s and she’s like put this on and one of my friends was like, ‘Your Instagram game is weak.’ So I just took a picture and thought it was cute. I had no idea that I would get that backlash. I had no idea and I really didn’t think it was that big of a deal. I didn’t think people were going to start being anorexic because I put my daughter’s clothes on. I just thought it was a ridiculous joke. I peed in a champagne bucket at my own wedding."

The reality star dealt with backlash after posting the photo in July. Fellow "Real Housewives" star Tamra Barney was one of the biggest critics, saying Frankel was "begging for attention."

The SkinnyGirl mogul shot back at detractors:

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