The piercing debate is one of the most roaring controversies of Hollywood. While many people speak against celebrities piercing their children's ears too soon, most when mere months old, others agree that with proper care, piercing children is not a big deal.
Farrah Abraham, the 16 and pregnant star, recently found herself in the midst of an online debate as several netizens shamed her for allowing her daughter to get a septum piercing. Though it is not possible to appease every internet troll, Farrah clarified that her daughter's piercing was ‘professionally done, legally done.’
In fact, she added that her daughter is free to get more.
The 30-year-old star's daughter, Sophia, aged 13, was recently seen sporting a septum piercing. The young lady looked bold and confident, and her piercing surely brings out the best in her.
Her mom, Farrah, explained that the 13-year-olds today are much different than the 13-year-olds IN Farrah's generation. She also revealed that Sophia is the first in their family to get a septum piercing, that too at the young age of 13.
Backing up her decision of letting Sophi get the piercing, Farrah stood her ground saying that she would rather that her daughter get a piercing from a professional, sanitized, and clean studio than sneak out and get it from some infected place. She also maintained that the piercing was done legally by a professional, and they abided by the law.
Moms everywhere undergo a lot of criticism for getting their children pierced. But Farrah's fierce statements can help mothers stand their ground and justify what they allow for their children. Parents are the most concerned when it comes to the choices of their children and always make sure their choices are healthy and right.
Farrah congratulated her daughter for her courage to go through a septum piercing. She also wished her more power if she wanted to get more piercings in the future.
Sophia herself is very excited about her new piercing and could not help but show it off in a video that she uploaded to Instagram. She exuded enthusiasm and boldness as she shared the video right after getting the piercing.
She shared, “I got my septum piercing for my birthday!! I am so happy with how it turned out! I am the first person in my family to get a septum piercing at 13!! Birthday wish came true!!”
Of course, people were quick to flood the comments section with criticism against Farrah for allowing the piercing. While many might argue it was too young for Sophia, the young girl looked extremely happy with her decision, and it's safe to say that no harm was done.
Another celebrity to have received her fair share of hate for piercing her children is Hillary Duff. She was faced with immense scrutiny back in 2019 when she pierced her daughter Bank's ears at 8 months old.
Only two years later, she once again was in the limelight for the same issue as she shared that she got her daughter, Mae James' ears pierced at 7 months old. She said that she was unapologetic for it and does not care for the opinion that the internet will have.
Kylie Jenner is another celebrity who received unnecessary criticism for what she had to do with her own child. The billionaire saw the internet turn on her when she posted a video on her Instagram account that featured baby Stormi at five months old.
The internet lost its head as people realized that baby Stormi was wearing a pair of studs. Several people commented that it was "unnecessary" to cause her child so much pain. Still, others came to the rescue sharing that in many cultures, babies are pierced young, sometimes even in the hospital where they are born.
Kylie is not the only one from the Kardashian clan to experience outrage on her daughter's pierced ears. Apparently True, Khloe Kardashian's daughter's ears were pierced at just two months old.
Of course, the internet said that it was cruel to subject a child so young to such pain. Others pointed out that the Kardashians only cared for looks, and it was no wonder Khloe pierced True so soon.
Angelina Jolie also suffered similar hate when a source revealed that the actress took her daughters Zahara and Shiloh to London to get their ears pierced. They were 6 and 5 at the time.
An insider revealed that Zahara broke out into tears as her ears were pierced, and Shiloh got so scared that she backed out and did not agree to get the piercings.
Back in 2013, Gisele Bundchen had also faced similar comments when she pierced her daughter Vivian's ears at the age of 8 months old. She accessorized the fresh piercings with a pair of gold studs.
While many people spoke out against the model, several clarified that Gisele comes from a Brazilian background. It is common in the country's culture to get the girls pierced at a young age.
Whatever the stand of the internet might be, piercing or not piercing their children is basically the decision of the parents. While piercing too young might be wrong, if it is done keeping all safety measures in check, it need not be a bad thing.