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Kim and Kanye West under fire for having North's ears pierced

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Kim Kardashian West, from Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and her husband Kanye West are under heavy fire from fans. On baby North West’s’ first birthday, the couple allegedly took her to have her ears pierced so she could wear diamond solitaire stud earrings worth an estimated $1,500.

Radar Online shows pictures of the young North West with her diamond earrings. Michael O’Connor, a jewelry expert, told Radar Online, “Baby North West is one lucky girl, sporting diamond stud earrings that look as it they are about half a carat total weight set in platinum. Each stud looks to have a platinum setting holding a round diamond of one-fourth carat.”

People voiced their disapproval over the birthday piercing birthday gift on Twitter.

The Irish Sun tweeted, "Kim Kardashian and Kanye West celebrate baby North’s first birthday – by punching holes in her ears.”

Katy Brent said, "Kim Kardashian has pierced her one-year-old's ears? That's cruel AND tacky...”

Pamela Woolard posted, “I can't believe Kim Kardashian pierced her daughters ears... 🙈🙈🙈🙈 Nothing worse than a baby with pierced ears!”

The couple celebrated Father’s day and North’s birthday in Manhattan. On Sunday, one of the places they took her to was the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

Some cultures pierce their children’s ears at a very early age. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a person should wait until the child is old enough to take care of the piercing themselves. Earrings pose as a choking hazard if they come out, or the child pulls them out.

What do you think. Did Kim have North's ears pierced for show or vanity? Is North too young to have her ears pierced?