Michael and Melanie Richmond, from Avalon NSW, will seek legal action, after their 18 month old daughter Bella was branded “ugly” by one of the panellists.
“We were going to let it go but we can’t. Someone has put our baby on TV. We want to get some feedback on what our legal options are now,” Michael Richmond told News Limited.
The image was taken from his wife’s Facebook account.
“I understand how Facebook works and that when you share photos they become public and there’s nothing you can do,” he said.
“I know it’s supposed to be tongue in cheek but she’s just a baby. It’s not cool.”
A Nine spokeswoman declined to comment.
UPDATE: On their Facebook page, a statement contradicts the News Ltd report:
Regarding recent articles in News Ltd papers, the Look-A-Likes photo was sent into The Footy Show by a friend of the family and not taken off Facebook. We chose not to make a statement to News Ltd yesterday but we did not refuse to apologise to the family and we did speak to the family on Friday and will do so again today to reassure them we never intended to cause hurt to them or their child and of course apologise if it did.