Kim Kardashian sparked controversy after posting a topless photo of herself on Instagram on Thursday, February 8, taken by none other than her 4-year-old daughter, North West.
The picture shows the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 37, standing in front of a mirror and covering her breasts with her hands as her unclasped bra slides down her arms. North’s reflection is seen in the mirror behind the flash of the camera. “[Photo] by North,” Kardashian captioned the shot.
The social media mogul’s hair is brunette in the picture, so it’s likely a throwback as she has been rocking platinum locks in recent months.
Regardless of when the snap was taken, many of Kardashian’s Instagram 107 million followers were not thrilled about it, with some posting comments that included the hashtag #parentingfail. “Now this is disgusting. You own child taking pictures of you taking off your clothes? Wow what a mother. What a role model. who does that?? Omg this is just down right ridiculous and very disgusting. I can’t,” one fan wrote.
Another person commented, “This isn’t a moment to be proud of. You should be teaching her about self respect and how beauty lies within. Not that showing the world your breasts is the best way to get attention.”
There were some positive response, too. “I think it’s important to teach your daughters at a young age to love and embrace there [sic] bodies. All the hateful comments are unnecessary. Let’s lift up each other and inspire women to embrace there beauty,” one fan wrote. Another commented, “Self-love and beauty is all about being comfortable in your own skin, everyone parents differently but that doesn’t make them bad parents.”
Kardashian, who typically isn’t shy about clapping back at her haters on social media, has yet to respond to the backlash.
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