Kim Kardashian West Slammed for Straightening North West’s Naturally Curly Hair
Since her rise to fame, Kim Kardashian West has become known for her sleek-straight, mermaid-length hair. Aside from a mild wave here and there, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a picture of her without hair as straight as a stick. And though the look has become synonymous with Kardashian West’s brand, fans weren’t exactly happy when they saw her recreate the texture on the head of her 5-year-old daughter, North West.
On Thursday, Kardashian West and North spent some quality mom-and-daughter time together at Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City. Pictures, which also feature Kardashian West’s BFF Jonathan Cheban and one of North’s friends, show the 5-year-old dressed in a hot-pink tracksuit with a high ponytail and a stuffed unicorn in her hand, smiling wide as she and her mom go to grab some candy.
However, not everyone was as happy as North. After the pictures were released on the internet, Kardashian West was mommy-shamed for straightening her daughter’s naturally curly hair. Considering North’s age, critics slammed the mom of three for using hot tools to make her daughter’s curls look straight and silky. Likewise, many also criticized Kardashian West for suggesting to North that there was something wrong with her natural hair, which is why she straightened it.
Though Kardashian West wasn’t without her defenders. After she was mommy-shamed on Twitter, several fans came to Kardashian West’s defense, arguing that North is Kardashian West’s daughter and North’s hair is hers, so they can do whatever they want to it. Likewise, many argued that hair grows back and that just because it’s straightened, that doesn’t mean that it’s permanently damaged.
As of yet, Kardashian West hasn’t responded to the shamers. But knowing her, she’s likely thinking the same thing as her fans: North is her daughter, so let her parent in peace.
Originally posted on StyleCaster.