North West's Pierced Ears Spark Debate On Child Care

Posted: Jun 17 2014, 8:13pm CDT | by , Updated: Jun 17 2014, 8:24pm CDT, in News | Latest Celebrity News

North West's Pierced Ears Spark Debate On Child Care
Photo Credit: Kim Kardashian

The world was sparked into a child care debate thanks to North West's pierced ears. And caused a bonding against common enemy.

Parents Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are under fire.

Social media and journalism are upset that one-year-old North West has pierced ears.

But didn't most little girls get their ears pierced young?

Apparently being Kim Kardashian's child means a much deeper look into something most parents do.

The little girl's been seen with studs in her ear, according to A. Pawlowski. The Today contributor posted in her trending article, "Kim Kardashian, Kanye West ignite debate after having baby daughter North's ears pierced" that a lot of Twitter users are calling the action cruel.

Debate seems to mostly revolve around the action of consent.

Dr. Claire McCarthy agrees about consent of action, saying, "If parents want to truly give their daughter or son the choice, then they should wait at least until somewhere around middle school." As a pediatrician and medical communications editor at Boston's Children Hospital, McCathy understands the possible problems of identity.

Added to the concern was the possibility of a choking hazard since "babies will often pull at their ears," says Dr. Mary E. Brown, a pediatrician at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center.

While infection can be a listed concern, as long as you take your child to a clean, sterile location, like a doctor's office, the risk is significantly lowered.

As with anyone who gets their ears pierced, the area needs to be thoroughly cleaned with rubbing alcohol and maintained. McCarthy notes parents have to be a little more diligent.

Like McCarthy, Brown recommends waiting until the child is old enough to understand the safety risks, but if a parent insists on putting earrings made of 18k gold or stainless steel. Both metals offer little chance of allergic reaction.

On the flip side, many Twitter users find the incident unnewsworthy entirely.

One the most bizarre outcomes involve Katie Hopkins's dislike of Kim transference to baby North. Emma Kelly of the The Daily Star reports on the one-woman grudge in “A step too far? Katie Hopkins brands Kim Kardashian's baby North 'ugly'.

On Twitter, the woman posted, "If there's one thing worse than an ugly baby, it's an ugly baby with pierced ears." Not done with the vitriol, she then claimed, "Piercing holes in the head of your baby is a strong indicator of social class. More downstairs than up."

Twitter flooded in response, calling the acts disgusting. Going as far to call the blonde a "baby bully." Cazgar called out the constant belittling of the Kardashian-West family in internet terms: "I don't begrudge anyone their (informed) opinion but Katie Hopkins seems to delight in being a professional troll."

Hopkins bizarre rant seems to have united both sides of the argument. Everyone agrees that calling out children's looks is a bit far since there will always been someone that finds them ugly. Apparently, most of Twitter finds her kids ugly in retaliation.

Don't anger the social media platform. Trending never ends well for the loser.

Sources: Today, The Daily Star

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