Teen Mom star Sunny Johnston slammed for letting daughter Breeze, 8, shoot & kill bear herself & pose with dead animal

SUNNY Johnston has faced backlash for allowing her eight-year-old child to shoot and kill a fully grown black bear.

The Teen Mom OG alum previously incited controversy when her step-son Tripp, Bristol Palin's child, was sick and in the hospital last year.

Sunny, 29, shared a shocking post of her daughter Breeze, eight, posing with a dead black bear that she had shot and killed moments before.

The child smiled and held up the animal's paw to show it's size, as the reality star captioned the shot: "Thank you for your life Mr. Black bear 🖤 🙏🏻 from Learning where food comes from, to getting it herself…

"My little 8 year old huntress got a great shot in all by herself after realizing she wasn’t ready, she stopped, took a deep breath and only then she regrouped and pulled the trigger.

"One and done ✔️ I’m very proud of her patience and persistence with this!🤗 although I would have cried as a kid and I’m low key scared of her now 🤣 #savage," she joked.

However, fans were "horrified" to see such a young child hunting, and slammed the TV personality for the "traumatizing" experience.

"My kids would be horrified. I don't even let them kill bugs. To each their own though," one began.

"When I was little my neighbor hunted and hung a deer from his tree and I've been traumatized ever since," they reasoned.

Sunny clapped back at the disgruntled fans, writing: "I think any kid who isn't raised around it would be horrified. Shoot, when adults see what happens to animals for them to eat them everyday, they're horrified too.

"The circle of life can be sad. What's great about hunting though is these animals live a great life up until this point and then they are thanked and truly appreciated," she claimed.

"Unlike animals raised in captivity, pumped full of steroids with nowhere to roam and then slaughtered with no appreciation at all."

Some followers were not convinced, though, as one claimed the hunting was "stupid."

Sunny attempted to clarify her position further as she explained: "The meat is made into sausage or hot dogs and the hide and skull goes to the taxidermist so that she can have her own rug and they will bleach the skull for her to keep too."

The TV star married Levi Johnston in 2012 after he broke off his engagement with Bristol Palin in 2010.

Bristol and Sunny have not always operated well as co-parents and last year the Teen Mom alum's son Tripp fell ill, further igniting a feud.

Last July, the blonde shared a photo of her step-son in the hospital, causing the politician's daughter to "subtlety shade" her ex's wife on Instagram.

Later, during a Q&A, a fan asked how Sunny has dealt with "Bristol's shade on her Instagram."

"I've been sent screenshots and I've been asked this a lot," the 28-year-old mother of three began.

"It's confusing because I was told updating friends about how he is doing wasn't the problem.

"I'm not getting into the medical side of things (for his privacy). But Levi, 30, and I cared for him through 97% of him being SO sick and it was so serious and scary.

"Just happy he's doing better now. That's ALL that matters to us!" she explained.

The 12-year-old was hospitalized for viral meningitis while visiting Levi and Sunny in Alaska.

Bristol shares her son Tripp with Levi, and her daughter Sailor, five, and Atlee, four, with her ex-husband Dakota Meyer whom she divorced in 2018.

Levi and Sunny also share three daughters, Breeze, eight, Indy, six, and Delta, one.

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