Mark my words, the word controversy will one day start with a K. When it does it will all undoubtedly because of the upset the Kardashians stir up on Twitter and Instagram for their cultural appropriating ways or decisions to show off their decisions even when they know they’ll get backlash. Proving my point is the latest bit of Kontroversey around Kardashian sister, Kylie Jenner who recently decided to have her 5-month-old daughter Stormi’s ears pierced.
In a recent post to the makeup mogul’s Snapchat, Jenner revealed a photo of herself playing with her daughter Stormi whose ears appeared to be pierced.
CREDIT: Kylie Jenner / Snapchat
Of course, Kylie’s hardly the first mom on the planet to get her baby’s ears poked. Heck, Latina moms have been doing the deed for decades. In fact, by this point, one’s gotta wonder why some of us haven’t just evolved to the point where aretes come attached to us once we’re pulled from the womb. In either case, Jenner did the dead which the American Academy of Pediatrics says can be done “for cosmetic reasons at any age” and while they do say that “there is little risk” involved it can be fine if the piercing is properly performed and cared for.
Still, woke Twitter has opinions.
what? kylie jenner just got her daughter's ear pierced?
— ebi (@wiginjapan) July 15, 2018
Many of Jenner’s fans have criticized the reality television star for modifying her ears before she was old enough to make the decision herself.
But for the most part, Latina Twitter is like…
CREDIT: @Earwolf / Giphy.com
Because, again, most of us have been doing the damn thing since we first left the hospital.
In fact, a lot of women were quick to show just how close her words hit home.
I had my ears pierced in the hospital when I was a baby too. Why is this a story? ????
— Mónica Alvarez (@Monica3Alvarez) July 14, 2018
Like, do most of us even remember our lives without piercings?
Most of the responses highlighted how ear piercings are practically a tradition in Latino communities.
I happen to see a story of people getting mad and upset at @khloekardashian and @KylieJenner for piercing their daughters ear and I'm just going to say that Hispanics have pierced their daughters ear for maaaaanny years. Some literally do it at 1 month. #MindYourOwn
— Melissa Jocelyne ???? (@YursTrulyMisha) July 16, 2018
And most of the woman defending Kylie are also underlining the universal second-grade memory: feeling sweet relief that we didn’t have to sit at Claire’s and get tortured for piercings like our friends did.
Even this guy had thoughts.
I'm not a fan of Kylie Jenner but I don't get why people are so angry that she got her daughters ear pierced. It's really not that deep. How can you compare ear piercing to child abuse. It's just a piercing, people overreact so much these days.
— Batman (@ShutkiCrew) July 14, 2018
A lot of people have likened ear piercings to male circumcision, but quite a bit of Twitter has been like “no.”
One woman even highlighted how she herself has had her ears pierced since she was a kid and it didn’t bother her one bit.
I dont understand the drama about @KylieJenner piercing Stormi's ears. In Mexico its the most common thing to pierce the baby's ear when they are pretty young. I got mine pierced when i was like 2months lol. Its nbd
— A (@istanblank) July 13, 2018
Of course, not all Latinas were about it. Which…
It’s super important to show young girls that they have autonomy over their bodies from the get-go.
But what do you think? Will you wait and let your kid make that decision or do it yourself when they’re a baby?