The argument about piercing one-year-old girl’s ears returns with the latest decision by Kim Kardashian to get her daughter North’s ears pierced. North West has just recently turned one and as a birthday present Kim got her ear pierced. Now we all know that Kim and the entire Kardashian family are always the center of some controversy but is this really that big of a deal? Many celebrity mothers have been scrutinized for piercing their daughters ears for example when Angelina Jolie took her daughters Zahara and Shiloh to get their ears done. For years mothers have been getting the daughter’s ears pierced at a young age without much thought about it. Most of the time we, (myself included), don’t even remember it happening. So if the child won’t even remember the event or the pain when they get older, why is there so much controversy?
While in some cultures it is the norm for young girls to have their ears pierced at birth, people believe that are no medical benefits therefore it is unnecessary to put your child through that pain. They believe that the parent should wait until children are old enough to decide for themselves whether or not they want their ears pierced.
There is no doubt that this will not be the last time we hear about the debate surround ear piercing. Personally, I don’t find this to be that horrible. It’s just an ear piercing, but maybe that’s just me. What do you think?