The parents who taught their three sons how to dance pole dance have insisted that their family's hobby is "perfectly appropriate".
Jake Night and Lindsey Teall, from St Louis in Missouri, both exotic dancers, practice the risqué sport with Aiden, 11, Lindsey's son from his first marriage, and his two daughters, Alaura, five and Rosalyn, three . on a pole that you have had installed in the middle of your living room.
Dressed in blouses and shorts, the family showed their movements in This Morning on Wednesday, in which Alaura zigzagged around the post with skill.
The performance was criticized by the viewers of This Morning, who called it "disturbing".
Jake Night and Lindsey Teall, from St Louis in Missouri, who are exotic dancers, dance with their children Aiden, 11, Alaura, five and Rosalyn, three, (in this morning's performance)
The couple has taught their children pole dance movements since they were born and Lindsey continued to do so throughout their pregnancies.
They insisted that there was nothing sexual about the sport and make it appropriate for their age for their children.
Jake said: "We separate the adult side of the family side."
Lindsey, who competes in pole dance competitions, agreed and said the children had never seen the sexual side of the sport.
The scenes were criticized by the viewers of This Morning on Twitter (in the photo), who called them "disturbing" and said that parents should be "ashamed".
She said: "We put them into that strictly as a physical condition and they have only seen the aspect of physical fitness.
"We go to the conventions and they see me compete and we do not feel that they need to see the exotic side, but if they grow and do it, it's their decision."
"I'd say it's perfectly appropriate as long as you keep it at the right age."
Presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield asked them to show some movements and took turns to turn around the post.
The couple said their sport was "perfectly appropriate", since they do not teach children the sexual side only of the physical side. In the photo: family this morning
At one point, Alaura turned around the pole on her own with her legs spread (pictured) while her parents smiled and looked
Jake turned the pole upside down, just clung to his thighs, while Aiden turned around the bottom (in the photo)
Rosalyn positioned herself at the top of the pole to slide down and Alaura clung to Lindsey's ankle as the mother of three bobbed with her leg in the air.
Jake turned around backwards, only clinging to his thighs, while Aiden spun around his behind.
Then Alaura turned on the pole and spun in circles with her legs spread wide.
The shocking scenes were criticized by This Morning viewers, who said parents should be "embarrassed" to teach their parents obscene moves.
Lindsey, who competes in pole dance competitions, showed her professional movements swinging around the post face down (pictured)
The couple insisted that there was nothing sexual about the sport and make it appropriate for their age for their children. Pictured: Lindsey and Rosalyn on pole this morning
One tweeted: & # 39; What am I seeing in #ThisMorning. See a girl with her legs wide open on TV during the day, really disgusting. Parents should be ashamed & # 39;
"Ok, that's disturbing," another said.
A third said: "Pole dancing kids is just bad on many levels."
Aiden practices pole dancing every day after school, while Lindsey says that Alaura and Rosalyn were born with the error after they danced in both pregnancies.
Jake previously commented on the violent reaction they have faced as a dance family.
He said: We've dealt with a lot of negative comments, I can not even count, thousands upon thousands. We have heard terrible things, they were going to persecute us, to kill us and to take our children.
"The detractors, the ones who hate and the whole world like that make us, as parents, more protective of them," he added.