Reality TV star Kim Kardashian sparked outrage after posting a topless photo of herself taken by her 4-year-old daughter.
Kardashian shared the photo on Thursday with her 107 million Instagram followers of herself standing topless in front of a mirror, while her daughter, North West, can be seen in the mirror’s reflection taking the photo.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star captioned the Instagram post, “by North.”
Although the post was “liked” over two million times, and by the likes of her mother Kris Jenner and the supermodel Emily Ratajowski, it also caused a stir among many who argued that using her toddler daughter to take the photo was inappropriate.
British television personality Piers Morgan described it as “pathetic and creepy”:
Kim Kardashian now posting topless photos of herself taken by her 4-yr-old daughter.
Pathetic & creepy. pic.twitter.com/eb3bcoLEKl
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 8, 2018
YouTuber Jamie Perkins described the photo as “messed up.”
Wtf? Seriously what is wrong with Kim Kardashian? Encouraging her daughter to take half naked photos of her. There is a massive difference between a Mum just getting changed in front of her kid and encouraging her kid to take photos of it. That’s messed up.
— Jamie Perkins (@JamieAndNiks) February 8, 2018
Other Twitter users also chimed in:
Promote self love and all that, I am defo here for that, but to get your 4 year old daughter to photograph you taking off your bra to post on Instagram makes me feel nauseous. Bloody cannot stand Kim Kardashian
— mj (@tink_93_) February 9, 2018
Don’t get how Kim Kardashian gets her 4 year old daughter to take a half naked photo of her and everyone’s acting as if it’s not a big deal yet if it was someone else and not a fame hungry Kardashian there would be a massive uproar about it
— Kodie.P (@Kodie_Parrott) February 9, 2018
Kim Kardashian now posting pictures of herself naked taken by her 4 yr old daughter…… come on mehn where does this end?? 😞😞😒
— Rah-zee'el (@rvziel_Kain) February 9, 2018
Kim Kardashian has long used topless photos as a means of attracting attention, having first risen to fame in 2007 following the leaking of a sex tape between her and the singer Ray J.