Kourtney Kardashian has come under fire for posting a photo of her 4-year-old daughter, Penelope.

The reason they are upset? Penelope is wearing a lip ring. (possibly a fake one) but people are not impressed!

The mum of three shared a selfie with her little girl on Instagram on Monday, February 27, and pointed out the controversial piece of jewelry.

“Our Oscar Sunday,” she captioned the shot, in which they are both in their dressing gowns. “Yes, that’s a lip ring. Thanks @kimkardashian.”

While it’s unclear if the ring — given to her by her aunt Kim Kardashian — is real or fake, Kourtney’s social media followers flipped out.

“A child shouldn’t have that. Period,” one angry person commented.

“You got your little daughter a lip ring? And parent of the year goessss to,” wrote another.

Others berated the 37-year-old, adding: “Why don’t you just add a belly button ring too” and “When I was her age I wasn’t even allowed to wear nail polish.”

The image has attracted over 680,000 likes and 2,600 comments on Instagram and 60,000 reactions on Facebook.

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  • meh it is no big deal because they are only playing. it is not real obviously. if it was real then i would understand the attention being justified


  • I don’t agree with it either but its her business.


  • I don’t like lip rings on adults and definitely not children but that is their choice.


  • To be honest, I don’t know these people. I’m not into celeb’s news.
    Don’t understand why people waste their time and not so positive energy to judge other people.


  • Wish the Kardashians would go out of fashion real fast.


  • The Karadashians are a disease on society and no a four year old should not have a lip ring! Why do people see the need to dress their daughters up as prostitutes? There is plenty of time for that when they go through their rebellious teenage years.


  • I prefer not to give this oxygen. The family does not interest me at all.


  • I wonder if people would be so quick to judge if it was her ear’s pierced, real or fake.


  • Why do people get so upset by these things? How does it impact on them? There are plenty of fun dress up items that are not real and children have fun with dress ups.

    • Unfortunately when photos are posted it will draw either positive or negative comments depending on the attitude of the ‘poster’.


  • It’s more than likely fake and I remember when my eldest was little the kids were putting jeweled stickers on their foreheads. They also stuck them all over their ears and occasionally would put sleepers in their nose and pretend they had their nose pierced (usually to be annoying). Kids like to dress up and as long as it’s not permanent there’s no harm in it. I even used to let my eldest put rinses through her hair but warned her away from permant colours. Of course as soon as she tried a permanent colour at 16 she regretted it and let it grow out. She didn’t get anything strange pierced or tattooed till she was over 18. You have to let them experiment with small things or they will rebel with big things just to annoy you. Once they are 18 you don’t have to agree with what they do but you have to learn to accept it and the nose piercing (which they can take out later) and the tatoos (somewhat harder).


  • Oh! get over it. I wouldn’t like my young daughter wearing one but its probably fake anyway.
    Kids like to dress up and this was just that, dress up.


  • Not my thing but I think people should stop judging.


  • Well, it does seem inappropriate, but it’s the sort of thing that isn’t really anyone else’s business.


  • I would be concerned about the risk of infection. Obviously it is a risk they are will to take if food gets stuck in it. The same applies to those put in the tongue


  • The Kardashians really know how to get traffic to their Insta accounts, great way to get people talking and it is probably just a dress up anyway.


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