Kim Kardashian is under fire for straightening five-year-old North's hair
This was always going to happen.
All celebrity parents who choose to share their family lives with their fans leave themselves open to criticism from the public and there's no better example of this than Kim Kardashian and her siblings.
The next generation of Kardashian-West-Jenner-Disicks are growing up under a spotlight and, for right or wrong, those watching will always have something to say.
This week Kim has come under fire for appearing to straighten her daughter North's hair.
A number of new photos of North, who turned five this week, show her with straight hair.
North Birthday Looks. ? pic.twitter.com/UmPy2cDPt0
— KKW MAFIA (@KKWMAFIA) June 16, 2018
It came as a surprise to many as Kim has been open about North loving her naturally curly hair and even got lessons on how to braid black hair on an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
A number of fans commented that Kim should leave North's hair natural as she's so young while others said that she should be teaching North to embrace her curls.
Random opinion: I hate that Kim straightens North’s hair. She’s a mixed child and she should embrace her natural hair. Idk If I have a mixed child I would want them to embrace their natural hair and not fall under the pressure of having to have “straight” hair to look nice.
— Angelica Montes (@anjellyca529) June 16, 2018
North’s hair is so pretty but i wish Kim would’ve waited a little longer to flatiron it☹️
— ?Dev? (@xdevrenee) June 16, 2018
North West has always been the cutest but ever since they’ve been straightening her hair people have been acting like she just grew into this supermodel overnight . STRAIGHT HAIR DOESNT MAKE YOU BEAUTIFUL. Don’t let them ruin her curls @KimKardashian ! ?
— Brianna (@FOXYBRI_) June 16, 2018
kim gonna ruin north’s curls by straightening her hair all the time and she’s only 5 i mean she looks good but still
— ♡ (@raindropsbyagb) June 17, 2018
Not everyone online was in agreement, though.
Why are people angry at @KimKardashian for straightening North’s hair?! It’s her own daughter. She can do what she wants. She’s a beautiful girl no matter what her hair looks like. I think there are more important things to worry about in life... pic.twitter.com/MLNvEjnCcJ
— Caroline ♕ (@itsCookieQ) June 16, 2018
y'all are so damn annoying. so what north's hair is straightened? just because it's straightened doesn't mean it's destined to be damaged. kim got all the damn money in the world to buy all the damn products in the world. go somewhere.
— briyanna (@briyannaajones) June 15, 2018
Of course, this isn't the first time Kim has been criticised for the way her daughter looks.