Can you believe it’s been five years since Twitter freaked out over the name North West? Yes, that’s right, the coolest mini style icon since Suri Cruise has just turned five. But this fashionista-in-training isn’t just serving up fresh new styles, she’s also the centre of some serious Kardashian controversy surrounding her latest look. Seen stepping out the day before her fifth birthday with mum Kim Kardashian to visit Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York, North beamed in a hot pink Adidas windbreaker and matching shorts, white Yeezys, a unicorn bag and every 5-year-old’s favourite accessory, a candy necklace. But fans were quick to notice that something about the look was seriously different – the birthday girl’s signature curls had been straightened.
Her hair styled in a tight, sky-high-ponytail with a single braid down the centre part, North looked as proud as punch with her birthday hairstyle, but not everyone is in love with this new look. As photos have circulated the internet, many argue that Kim Kardashian has taken her daughter’s fashion-conscious look too far by straightening her natural curls.
Concerned about the message that Kim’s decision to straighten North’s hair sends out to her daughter, fans are worried that this could seriously affect North’s self-esteem and even lead to long-term negative self-image issues.
Taking to Twitter to slam the beauty mogul, many argue that Kim should be encouraging North to embrace her natural curls, not alter them with heat styling or extensions. Others argue that at just 5-years-old, North is too young to be making such major alterations to her hair and that she should be allowed to just be a kid, without so much attention being put on her hair.
I really hate how the kardashians keep straightening that poor baby’s hair tho. North west gonna have heat damage before she’s 10- bedore I even knew what a straightener was smh
— not a regular person (@_vivrantthang_) June 14, 2018
North West has always been the cutest but ever since they’ve been straightening her hair people have been acting like she just grew into this supermodel overnight . STRAIGHT HAIR DOESNT MAKE YOU BEAUTIFUL. Don’t let them ruin her curls @KimKardashian ! 😩
— Brianna (@FOXYBRI_) June 16, 2018
Ugh at the amount of people exclaiming that North West is gorgeous because she straightened her hair and she’s only 5.
This kinda shit destroyed my self image and perception of my curls my whole life. I’m so sad.
— Corinne Rose (@CorinaCorinna) June 16, 2018
Can y’all stop fetishizing North West. Her momma shouldn’t have straighten that baby’s hair 🙄
— okkkkuuurrtt (@tee_cuhh) June 16, 2018
But not everyone thinks that Kim was wrong to break out the straighteners. Fans of North’s new look think that she looks great and that having her hair straightened for her birthday is harmless fun. A little girl who seems to love getting dressed up and trying out new looks, fans of North’s Ariana Grande style ponytail argue that if the birthday girl wants to have fun with a new hair-do, then Kim shouldn’t have to defend her decision to straighten her daughter’s hair.
North west with her hair straightened looks older than me. Like how can a 5 year old be so good looking
— Shan✨ (@ShannonLeathem1) June 16, 2018
Kim Is Being Criticized About North West’s Hair https://t.co/vkHDPpuwIW OMG why are you all so concerned on what Kim is doing with her daughter’s hair? Have you ever thought maybe North wanted her hair to look like her mom’s? It’s none of your business how she does North’s hair.
— Joanne 🌼Boheme🌸 (@welshprincess10) June 17, 2018
Damn it’s her daughter and North will be fine! wish I was a fly on the wall to C how some of u judgemental ppl live perform at work parenthood how u respect or disrespect ur parents, how u perform n school & how ur relationships are
— Bunchesofos (@Bunchesofos1) June 15, 2018
Until now Kim has always embraced North’s natural hair, ‘North is so proud of her curly hair’, the reality TV superstar revealed in an episode of KUWTK. Kim has even enlisted the help of Kim Kimble, owner of West Hollywood salon Kimble Hair Studio, to give her a masterclass on how to style North’s natural hair, then sharing photos of her gorgeous braids on Instagram.
What do you think of Kim’s decision to straighten her daughter’s hair? Harmless fun or harmful body alteration?
Taken from GLAMOUR UK. Read the original here.