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Hilary Duff is SLAMMED as daughter Banks, three, seen in back of a car WITHOUT booster seat

‘Why isn’t she strapped in safely?’ Hilary Duff SLAMMED as daughter Banks, three, is seen WITHOUT a booster seat during car ride… sparking furious backlash from fans

  • Current California law states children under the age of eight must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat
  • On Monday, Hilary Duff caught backlash after her three-year-old daughter Banks was seen in a video without a booster seat during a car ride 
  • ‘Why isn’t she strapped in safely,’ one fan wrote, while another fumed: ‘She’s adorable but shouldn’t she be in a booster seat?’ 
  • DailyMail.com has reached out to the Younger star’s reps for comment 


Hilary Duff has been slammed online after a video surfaced of her three-year-old daughter Banks riding in the backseat of a car without a booster seat.

The video was posted by Duff’s former co-star, actress Molly Bernard, and shows Banks talking to the camera while not being fully strapped in. 

DailyMail.com has reached out to the Younger star’s reps for comment. 

‘Why isn’t she strapped in safely,’ one fan wrote, while another fumed: ‘She’s adorable but shouldn’t she be in a booster seat?’ 

‘Why isn’t she strapped in safely’: Hilary Duff SLAMMED as daughter Banks, three, is seen WITHOUT a booster seat during car ride (Pictured above with Duff’s co-star Molly Bernard)

Current California law states children under the age of eight must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat. 

Children who are eight years of age or have reached 4’9″ in height may be secured by a booster seat, but at a minimum must be secured by a safety belt. 

At first, it appeared as though the little one was not wearing a seatbelt for the car ride, as the vehicle safety device could only be seen behind Duff’s daughter.

Backlash: Under current California law, children under the age of eight must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat

Backlash: Under current California law, children under the age of eight must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat

Outcry: Fans were quick to point out there discomfort in seeing the child not in a booster seat

Outcry: Fans were quick to point out there discomfort in seeing the child not in a booster seat

But a picture of Banks posing with Bernard shows the lower half of the belt strapped across her. 

However, many fans felt this wasn’t sufficient enough, and it also goes against California law.  

It also appeared that Duff and her husband Matthew Koma were driving in the front of the vehicle when the video was taken. 

The video showed Banks saying the phrase ‘drop dead gorgeous’ a reference to an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Pictured: Hilary Duff is seen with her daughter Banks in 2020

Pictured: Hilary Duff is seen with her daughter Banks in 2020

Actress Bernard captioned the post: ‘You heard the girl’ tagging both drag queen Alyssa Edwards and RuPaul. 

Bernard had previously been pictured with Duff and her family over the Christmas holidays. 

Duff welcomed daughter Banks Violet Bair in 2018, with husband Koma, and the pair also share nine-month old daughter Mae James Bair. 

The With Love singer also has a son, Luca, nine, from her previous marriage to Mike Comrie. 

Family: Hilary Duff pictured with husband Matthew Koma with their newborn Mae James Bair, daughter Banks, three, and Duff's son Luca, nine, from her previous marriage to Mike Comrie

Family: Hilary Duff pictured with husband Matthew Koma with their newborn Mae James Bair, daughter Banks, three, and Duff’s son Luca, nine, from her previous marriage to Mike Comrie

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