Kylie Jenner sparks controversy after piercing her five-month-old daughter's ears
Kylie Jenner is in hot water after revealing that her five-month-old daughter, Stormi Webster, has had her ears pierced.
A post shared by Kylie Jenner (@kyliesnapchat) on Jul 11, 2018 at 5:45pm PDT
The 20-year-old shared a Snapchat video on Wednesday which depicts the television star showering her daughter in kisses. But eagle-eyed followers were quick to note her baby has delicate studs in her ears.
A post shared by Kylie Jenner (@kyliesnapchat) on Jul 11, 2018 at 4:57pm PDT
Social media users promptly took to Twitter to call out the new mum’s decision, as one wrote: “Stormi is less than 6 months old and Kylies [sic] already got her ears pierced, shouldn’t be allowed at all.”
Christ, Stormi is less than 6 months old and Kylies already got her ears pierced 😷 shouldn’t be allowed at all.
— 🌷 Jemma 🌷 (@d0gma__) July 12, 2018
Kylie pierced Stormi’s ears. No no no no
— Niamh Lalor (@NiamhLalor_) July 12, 2018
While another joked: “What comes next, toddler tattoos?”
it makes me sad that khloe and kylie pierced their bubbas ears already:(( just let them do it when they grow up
— india (@indiavocado) July 12, 2018
Over on Twitter, a fan added, “How can she put holes in her baby! [sic] Awful I could never cause my baby unnecessary pain”.
Oh you gotta be kidding me. Who the hell pierced the ears of a baby. What comes next, toddler tattoos?
— Miri Dekiert (@merydekiert) July 12, 2018
But others disagreed and saw nothing wrong with the social media mogul’s decision to pierce her daughter’s earrings.
One follower called out the mum-shaming in a Tweet which read: “Why are ppl slating kylie jenner for having stormi’s ear pierced ??? I had my ears pierced before I turned one bc when you’re a baby it’s less painful and the child won’t remember the pain, like sis it’s not that deep [sic].”
why are ppl slating kylie jenner for having stormi’s ear pierced ??? i had my ears pierced before i turned one bc when ur a baby it’s less painful and the child won’t remember the pain, like sis it’s not that deep
— stan charli xcx fatass (@artschoolsucks) July 12, 2018
But the backlash comes as no surprise, as the age old practice has always split opinion. Back in May, one mum sparked a fierce debate on parenting forum Mumsnet after asking if she should pierce her four-year-old daughter’s ears or not.
But with a recent Forbes cover under her belt after being named the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, we doubt Kylie Jenner even has time to read over the mum-shaming comments.
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