Kenya Moore’s baby girl is growing up before fans’ very eyes, but something “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” alum plans to do for Brooklyn Doris Daly has spurred a debate among her followers.
On Moore’s Instagram Story Wednesday, she asked fans to help decide which pair of earrings — gold or silver color — she should use when she has Brooklyn’s ears pierced.
“Brooklyn is getting her ears pierced today which color earring?” she posited.
The results of that decision have yet to be seen on Brooklyn’s ears but fans overwhelmingly chose gold at 73 percent.
Later that day, in a video posted on Brooklyn’s official Instagram account, Moore shared a video of her baby girl gearing up to get a round of shots before her ear piercing.
“Are you ready for your shots?” Moore playfully asks her baby. “Are you ready for your ear piercing? Say yes or no … That’s a half way smile?”
But the idea of piercing 6-month-old Brooklyn’s ears didn’t sit well with one fan in particular.
“Im a fan but could you not wait until she’s old enough to choose if she wants them coz it’s unnecessary pain for her just for looks,” the follower said. “It’s painful even as an adult to lay your had onto it afterwards let alone a little baby who had no idea why she would feel any pain.”
Others, however, replied by saying it’s not that big of a deal.
“It is painful but women circumcise their sons without asking their son’s permission. That seems worse than ear piercings.”
“She won’t even remember the pain. It’s better to get them pierced when they are babies.”
But the original poster maintained their stance.
“That doesn’t make it any better. It is literally giving your child a painful experience just so they can look aesthetically pleasing for you no part and they have no concept of how they look for years and years to come yet it’s putting your feelings before there’s.”
“I got my ears pierced at 3. I don’t recall any pain. Most little girls get their ears pierced at her age. There’s nothing wrong with it,” another commenter replied.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents hold off on piercing a baby’s ears until the child is old enough to look after the piercing on its own. Still, the AAP acknowledges “if the piercing is performed carefully and cared for conscientiously, there is little risk, no matter what the age of the child.”