Kylie Jenner reveals five-month-old Stormi's pierced ears and fans give her an earful
The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star has once again come under fire for her choices regarding her five-month-old daughter Stormi.
She might be on her way to becoming one of the youngest billionaires out there, but Kylie Jenner is still facing flak for not being the perfect mom. The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star is being schooled for her choices regarding her five-month-old daughter Stormi, and this time it involves ear piercings.
Kylie debuted her daughter's cute little gold-studded pierced ears in a Snapchat video recently, where the mother-daughter duo was seen having a happy time while Kylie kissed her baby girl's tiny face. Stormi, who seemed to be enjoying her mother's affections, smiled and waved her chubby fists in the air.
At one point in the video, the five-month-old toddler decided to make a grab for her mother's brunette hair in all playfulness, which is when the light caught her ears and revealed the gold studs that she was sporting. And even though a lot of people commented on how cute the pair looked in the video, others debated upon the 20-year-old's decision to get her daughter's ear pierced at such a young age.
"I HATE it when I see children, with their ears pierced. Why would you want to hurt your baby/toddler? Why would you want to do something to them, they may not want doing? It’s horrid. People who follow Khloe and Kylie won’t know any better, probably follow suit to get their kids' [done]," one tweeted.
"Christ, Stormi is less than 6 months old and Kylies already got her ears pierced. Shouldn’t be allowed at all," said another. A third wrote: "Kylie pierced Stormi’s ears. No no no no."
However, the backlash towards Kylie's decision to pierce her daughter's ears comes after her elder sister Khloe Kardashian recently admitted to having pierced her own daughter, True Thompson's ears when the baby was merely two months.
In one of her Instagram videos from her birthday, Khloe was seen sitting around with her daughter in her arms, murmuring, "Here's my little lady. Look at my little lady." Again, what caught the attention of most people were the gold stud earrings glinting away in the eight-week-old baby's earlobes.
"Sorry but I’m so against piercing a babies ears!!! F**k me, the legal age to have everything else other than the ears is 16. Why is it different to having her nose/lip pierced? Wouldn’t do that to a 2-month-old baby!!! Disgusted in Khloe K!!" one furious follower tweeted.
Another wrote: "Does Khloe Kardashian’s baby have her ears pierced? Ffs sake man, what’s the point. Having your ears pierced is to accessorize and wear jewelry in order to look nice, BABIES DON’T NEED THAT!!"
The earring incident comes only a day after it was revealed that Kylie is set to supersede Mark Zuckerberg’s record to become the youngest-ever self-made billionaire. On Wednesday, Jenner was featured in Forbes issue as one of America’s Women Billionaires.
Forbes reported the 20-year-old has sold more than $630 million worth of makeup from her brand Kylie Cosmetics since its launch and has acquired more than $800 million in less than three years of its inception. Which is quite an impressive feat considering Jenner owns 100% of the business. The rest of the millions was acquired through her stint in reality show and social media endorsements.
The reality star told Forbes that she invested the initial capital for her cosmetics that she had acquired through modeling gigs in 2015. She paid an outside company to produce 15,000 of her revered lip kits that morphed into a cosmetic line, eventually taking the world by storm. "I said, 'I'm ready to put up my own money. I don't want to do it with anyone else. Before I even refreshed the page, everything was sold out," Kylie remarked.
Kylie is not just on the Forbes' list of youngest 'self-made' billionaires, she even features, on the cover of their August 2018 issue. And as expected, people on Twitter were baffled and outraged at how Forbes magazine doesn't seem to grasp the simple concept of self-made.
"Another year of growth will make her the youngest self-made billionaire ever, male or female, trumping Mark Zuckerberg, who became a billionaire at age 23," Forbes reported. No part of her life story has the remotest whiff of rags to riches, for it's been documented on the family reality show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians.' As comedian Franchesca Ramsey pointed out via a tweet: "being born into extreme wealth & instant fame is the exact opposite of 'self-made.'"
But Forbes explains themselves saying: "We consider any person who built her own fortune, and didn't inherit the money, to be self-made. So top executives at tech firms who are compensated for helping significantly grow companies make the ranks but not second-generation-women running family businesses."
Speaking to Forbes about her success, Kylie said that she would love for her daughter Stormi to inherit Kylie cosmetics one day "if she's into it". "Maybe one day [I'll] pass this on to Stormi," she said in the interview. However, Kylie wants to run her $900 million "forever".
At the same time, it is believed that the 5-month-old is already floating in a pool of money. Speaking to Metro, Hollywood expert Eric Schiffer, Chairman of Reputation Management Consultants said that he believes Stormi already has a bright future along with king-sized earning and it is all thanks to her famous family. He also added that he would be shocked if Stormi was not "a millionaire by her 1st birthday."