What is happening this summer??
The 30-year-old confessed to IG:
[Image via WENN.]
Well, we certainly thought the ads were cute and very tastefully done, but apparently not everyone agreed with us!
But he’s not backing down!
The proud papa stands by his decision to allow his daughter to participate in the campaign, and according to him, Dannielynn wanted to do it as a tribute to her mom!
Check out the video (above) to hear Larry’s take on the controversy!
Larry explains his decision, saying:
"It's like, do I want to hold on to one of Anna's dresses, or do I want to try to help Dannielynn's future? Dannielynn has different needs than other kids. She has to have security because we have a lot of curious people and it creates a bit of a problem. And now that she's starting school, she'll need to go to a private school."
Some of the items up for grabs include many of Anna's dresses, furniture, Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, as well as her own paintings.
"I have come to the realization that you don't have to have something in your hands for it to be a memory. I think Anna would appreciate that these items are going to help Dannielynn thrive and flourish and continue being the great kid that she is."
He makes a very good point. And it's great to see that he's looking out for their daughter.
Larry has made some exceptions with where certain proceeds will go.
Money collected from a dress Anna wore in a PETA ad will go to the animal rights group. He also plans to set aside a certain amount of the proceeds that will be donated to Anna Nicole and Daniel Wayne Smith Foundation.
If you're wanting to take part in the auction, it'll all be going down on June 26th at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
[Image courtesy of Julien's Auctions.]
Louisville native, Larry Birkhead, also attended the Kentucky Derby festivities this weekend.
On Friday night, he headed to the Barnstable Brown Gala wearing a striped suit and giving the "thumps up" to the paparazzi.
But on Saturday, Larry decided to take little Dannielynn along with him to the Derby event.
And the 3-year-old looked adorable as ever in her little, pink dress!
Gayface Birkhead also took his daughter to visit the Kentucky Derby Museum fashion exhibit featuring a pink, sequined V-neck dress which Anna Nicole Smith wore to the 2004 Derby.
The dress, is one of two which Birkhead has loaned to the museum.