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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West under fire for piercing baby North West's ears

North and daddy Kanye West take a nap on her first birthday.
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Despite being absolutely great paresnts, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West just can't get a break! They are loving and doting to baby North West and she seems to be a very happy baby. So why are the famous couple being criticized now? According to Today on Tuesday, there is quite a stir over the controversial decision to pierce North West's ears.

Kim and Kanye have taken major heat on Twitter for their decision to pierce North West's ears. Many have called the decision "cruel and tacky." There have even been some that call Kanye and Kim unfit parents for choosing to pierce their daughters ears and give her diamond studs for her first birthday.

The debate has raged on for decades about whether or not parents should be able to pierce the ears of their young children. It is generally legal to do so after the child has had their first set of shots. Many piercing experts will see babies and it has even been recommended to have a young baby's ears pierced rather than a 5 or 6-year old child.

The biggest risk involved with piercing the ears of an infant or small child is that they might get the earring loose and swallow it. That can be fixed by choosing high quality earrings with backs that screw on rather than just slide on. That said, there are still plenty of people out there who think baby ear piercing should be outlawed and they are outraged over Kim and Kanye's decision.

Would it had mattered if Kim and Kanye decided to wait until North was older to pierce her ears? Probably not. They have already been criticized for posting pictures of the baby with thinner eyebrows. Critics of the couple accused them of waxing her eyebrows or possibly even photoshopping them. They have been accused of spending too much time with baby or not enough time with baby.

It's just a matter of time before people start petitions about Kim's parenting much like the ones going around lately about Blue Ivy's hair. Apparently Jay Z and Beyonce don't comb her hair to the approval of the public and for that, the people have spoken. What do you think of North West's pierced ears? Do you think it is okay or not okay to pierce the ears of a small child. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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