Pop star Britney Spears has come under fire from gun-control groups after her young son was photographed playing with a large toy weapon at a California hotel earlier this month (May13).

Six-year-old Jayden was pictured brandishing a plastic gun during a family trip to the Four Seasons in Westlake Village on 4 May (13), and now the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Shannon Watts, has taken aim at the Toxic hitmaker for allowing her child to play with fake weapons.

She tells the National Enquirer, "As parents it is our responsibility to set a good example for our children, and as a celebrity parent it is especially important. Jayden was photographed not just playing with any toy gun. It looks like an assault weapon.

"It is very disappointing to see Britney allowing her young son to play with such a violent toy."