Akuapem Poloo and son ((credit: Instagram - @akuapem_poloo. Photo taken by: @arxstudious)

Social media star and actress, Akuapem Poloo, says she was not fully naked when taking a viral photo of her stark naked with her son, 7.

In an interview on Zylofon FM, she said her private parts were covered but it is not visible in the photo.

“I was not completely naked. He did not see my organs because I covered myself with a cloth and applied sellotapes to the necessary parts. Besides the picture was taken in my own house,” Akuapem Poloo said.

The actress came under criticism after she shared a nude photo with her son to celebrate his birth.

“You see how you looking at me always remember that I love you👩‍❤️‍👨 I’m naked in front of you because this is how naked I was giving birth to you, so in case you find me naked lying somewhere don’t pass by me but rather see me as your mom who brought you to life,” she had captioned the post/

Some social media users said they do not see why a mother would subject her son to that kind of public attention.

However, Akuapem Poloo said that she was disappointed people did not focus on the message she was trying to communicate with the photo.

Defending her choice of photoshoot, Akuapem Poloo hinted the attention should be on the ‘knowledgeable’ caption rather than the photo, adding socialites will only appreciate the photo if they understand her intent.

“I went through a lot to give birth and the photo was a perfect way of communicating my message. The message is simple; don’t desert your parents no matter what, whether insanity or whatever. Never be ashamed of your mother because she went through a lot to bring you into this world. That is exactly what I want my son to know and that is the reason behind my post,” she explained.

Akuapem Poloo after the criticisms have deleted the photo and posted another with the two of them fully clothed in matching fabrics.