When you're as famous as Kim Kardashian West and living your life as publicly as she and the rest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan do, some controversies are to be expected. Of course, some of them the family brings on themselves. (See cornrows. But others seem to be a totally avoidable product of the quick-to-react outrage culture that's basically just daily life on social media.
A certain segment of people is very invested in all the wrong ways celebrities are raising their kids, which they mostly judge based on a photo posted on social media. Kardashian West, her sister Khloé, and their pal Chrissy Teigen have all been known to shut down mommy-shaming trolls in the past—which is great, because moms have enough to deal with, celebrity or not.
The latest Kim K "drama" comes after the star posted a sweet picture with her 6-year-old daughter, North, where they were pinky-swearing to be be "besties for life." Adorable, right? Not to some followers and commenters who didn't like that North was wearing giant hoop earrings in the photo.
Almost immediately the judgy comments started flowing in. "Cute but those giant hoops for a little girl ?? She’s not even 11 yet 🤷🏻♀️," one person wrote. "Ok I never say anything bad regarding anyone’s kids, but, North has no business wearing hoops that big at what, 6? They’re gonna pull on her little holes," another commented. "Why is she wearing hoop earrings??? She doesn't look like a little girl," yet another commenter wrote.
Others jumped to Kardashian's defense. "Kim isn’t wearing earrings, so I assume she took hers off to let North wear them for fun. She (North) probably asked. Her ear will be fine bc she probably didn’t have them on long," one commented. "Y’all do realize she’s North’s mom and if she allows her to wear hoops oh damn well! Y’all be acting like y’all perfect parents!" another said.
"Here come all the 'perfect moms' trying to shame the next 🙄🙄🙄," one person astutely pointed out.
Plus, as Cosmo pointed out, it seems these are Khloé's earrings, and North is just playing dress-up for a moment with some fun, big, shiny jewelry of her auntie's. Ultimately, though, it's probably a good idea to leave parenting North up to her parents and her parents alone.
Originally Appeared on Glamour