Khloe Kardashian mom-shamed for piercing two-month-old daughter True's ears
Khloe Kardashian, who had a daughter with Tristan Thompson in April, has come under fire after she posted a video of her two-month-old daughter revealing her piercing
Another celeb-mom gets mommy-shamed after sharing a post on Instagram about her baby. Khloe Kardashian, who had a daughter with Tristan Thompson in April, has come under fire after she posted a video of her two-month-old daughter revealing that she has already pierced her ear. Fans spotted the gold jewelry on the baby's ear and were divided in opinion over the piercing.
Some of Khloe's fans were enraged on seeing the post and many took to Twitter to complain about it. A follower tweeted: "@khloekardashian I struggle to understand why adults have their children’s ear pierced when they don’t have a choice. Your thoughts? I have two daughters x." While some said, "Ffs Khloe Kardashian pierced her 2-MONTH-old? Wtf she can’t even talk yet wtf is wrong with people? How young will the plastic surgery start?"
Some even resorted to harsh comments like "Of course Khloe pierced True’s ears, that whole family only care about how they look!" or "Does Khloe Kardashian’s baby have her ears pierced? What’s the point Having your ears pierced is to accessorize and wear jewelry in order to look nice – babies don’t need that!" Some followers thought that it was selfish and a rather disgusting thing to do: "Think that’s disgusting. Getting a baby’s ears pierced is so so wrong and selfish’.
However, there were a few followers who did not really mind the celebrity piercing her two-month-old's ears. One fan wrote: "Everyone shaming Khloe for getting True’s ears pierced, it’s no more painful (less painful in fact) than the vaccines we put our kids through many times from weeks old!" Another fan spoke out in favor of the celeb-mom, "Seriously? The number of parents who had their daughter's ears pierced when they’re a few months old has never been an issue – why now? Is it because she’s a Kardashian?"
Others defended her saying, "Why are people mom-shaming Khloe K for piercing her baby’s ears just bc she’s 2 months? My mom got my ears pierced when I was like 5 days old lol. People are something else.” Another fan said, "I love it!!! she looks ADORABLE!!! Just like the millions of other non-celeb baby girls that get their ears pierced..people are only talking s**t because its @khloekardashian."
According to Huffington Post, Khloe is not the only celebrity mom who has been shammed for not being a good parent. In 2016, Katie Price spoke out on 'Loose Women' after she was criticized for getting her then 18-month-old baby's ears pierced. She had said, "I’m not going to sit here and justify myself, she looks really cute... Kieran’s half Spanish and it’s their tradition. What can I say, she’s had it done and she looks beautiful with it.”
The article states that, in 2015, a UK petition started by Susan Ingram calling for a ban on ear piercing of babies received around 86,000 signatures. Reportedly, Ingram wanted there to be a minimum legal age allowing children to have their ears pierced. However, no law was passed following the petition.
The article quotes Siobhan Freegard, founder of ChannelMum, saying, "Ear piercing is one of the most divisive parenting topics and guaranteed to give everyone the needle, whatever their views... Opinions range from it being cute or a cultural issue with a party to celebrate, to it being akin to child abuse. As with all these things, the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle.”
Piercing is probably considered to be hazardous to children as there could be bacterial infections after being pierced. According to NHS Choices, to keep the piercing from getting infected, good hygiene is to be maintained as the bacterial infection could lead to blood poisoning or toxic shock syndrome.