Reality TV personality Katie Price, of the U.K., has had her parenting skills publicly debated for many years. Yet the mother of five, 39, continues to do her thing.
On Sunday, the star posted a photo of her 10-year-old daughter, Princess, on Instagram. With her blonde hair styled in cascading curls and lashes darkened with mascara (not to mention other makeup), Princess looked much older than her age.
Unsurprisingly, some of Price’s 1.6 million followers weren’t too happy with the photo, telling the star to let her daughter “be a child.”
“Way too young to be made up like this. A beautiful child. Let them be just that,” one person commented.
“Beautiful but she looks 13. Let her be natural. Let her be a kid. Let her be young and not want to look older than herself. Don’t let her be you,” said another.
Others, however, were quick to defend Price, saying that they, too, have let their young daughters experiment with makeup.
“Girls love makeup and that starts at a young age, it’s perfectly natural. I don’t see any problem. She’s not exactly plastered in it and she looks beautiful with it and without it,” wrote one supporter.
Another echoed the statement, writing: “Why do you get the backlash for curling your daughter’s hair and making her feel special? Is it such a crime to pamper our kids and make them feel pretty?! She looks gorgeous!”
One of Price’s own children, 12-year-old Junior, has even criticized his mother for her social media postings.
In March, Junior said that posting photos of his younger sister in makeup could attract the wrong kind of people.
“I think if I had a daughter my age, I wouldn’t let her post it on social media. I would let her have little-kid makeup like lipstick, but not in public,” he said during an appearance on the current-event debate show Loose Women (similar to The View). “Say you put it on social media — lots of people, like pedophiles, will get attracted to her, more likely, because not only is she well-known; it will make her look more beautiful, so they will be attracted to her and want to get to her. Yes, it does [worry me], because I don’t want to lose my sister.”
Price previously defended her decision to post “sultry” photos of her daughter, saying, “People say they’re too sexy. If I said, ‘Don’t pose like that, it’s too sexy,’ she wouldn’t know what I meant, because she doesn’t know what sexy is.”
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