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Kim Kardashian Sparks Controversy Over Latest Photo of North

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 (Instagram / Kim Kardashian West)

Celebrities – they’re just like us! Proud mom Kim Kardashian West loves posting photos of her two young kids. Sure, they’re usually from some exotic beach or on board a private plane, but still. JUST LIKE US. Unfortunately for Kim, her latest photo of her three-year-old daughter, North, has people clutching their pearls.  Captioned, “Goth Nori,” the picture shows the little girl sporting dark lipstick on her cute little pout.

Predictably, the easily offended corner of the internet immediately freaked out:

“They sure are teaching her great values. Gross.” 
“Never too young to teach them they’re not good enough as they are.”
“Wow a bit young for all the make up. What’s the rush. Geez let her act her age.”

Instagram / @kimkardashian

Instagram / @kimkardashian

I don’t know about your kids, but mine absolutely love to play dress up, and that includes wearing makeup. Playing dress up helps kids foster their imaginations, explore different identities and genders, and improve communication skills, all while having fun. North clearly seems to be enjoying herself, and she’s with two other smiling adults who are no doubt indulging in her fantasies. It seems like a pretty great situation for a three-year-old, honestly.

Also, her lipstick isn’t even smudged, and I would like to know how. When my kids wear lipstick, it ends up all over their faces and on every surface in the house.

This isn’t the first time Kardashian West has been criticized about a photo of North on her Instagram. In 2014 she made headlines for cropping North out of a selfie she posted. She later explained, “North’s eyes were closed and I was feeling my look! Can I live?!?!”

While cropping North out of a photo may not have been the smartest move, it’s hard to find fault with Kardashian West letting her kids use makeup. So this time, we should definitely let her live.