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Kylie Jenner pierced 5-month-old Stormi’s ears, and people have a lot of feelings about it

Kylie JennerAnother day, another fierce Internet debate about almost-billionaire Kylie Jenner. Moving on from conversations about whether or not she should be described as “self-made” and her lip filler, people have turned their focus on a new thing: her daughter’s pierced ears.

Yesterday Jenner uploaded a video to Snapchat of herself giving kisses to her daughter, Stormi Webster, and eagle-eyed viewers soon noticed that the five-month-old has pierced ears. As with all things Kardashian-Jenner, people were not afraid to share their opinions about this online. But babies with pierced ears have been a hot topic for years, one that bubbles up every time a celebrity is involved. See also: Gisele Bündchen, Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian West, and, yes, even Beyoncé—who took some heat for Blue Ivy having pierced ears at age two.

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In the case of Stormi’s ears, Twitter users are particularly fired up for a debate. Some argue that parents should wait until the child can decide for herself whether or not she wants her ears pierced, while others worried about inflicting pain on a baby.

Others defended Kylie Jenner’s decision by pointing out that in many cultures it’s a common tradition to pierce a baby’s ears. “For Latina moms, piercing their baby girls’ ears has nothing to do with vanity,” Roxana Soto, author of Bilingual Baby, told today.com all the way back in 2013—proving the debate is not just a Kylie thing. “It’s simply a cultural tradition. So much so that I freaked out when I learned my first child was a girl because I had no idea where I would take her to get her ears pierced.”

However, another issue some have taken with ear piercing at a young age is that it’s a very gendered decision to make for another person before they’re able to consent themselves. The tweets below were written before Stormi’s piercing, but are a good example of the argument against:

Wherever you fall on the Kylie-stan spectrum, it’s safe to assume she’s taking great care of her daughter—and her newly pierced ears.

Taken from GLAMOUR US. Read the original here.

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