Paparazzi photos of the reality star and 4-year-old North West were met with criticism — and the requisite outraged Daily Mail article — by commenters who considered the little girl's slip dress to be inappropriate and "sexually provocative." The dress featured a lace-up panel in the front, triggering accusations that Kardashian was sexualizing her daughter by putting her in a corset.
"This has taken their Katrashian obsession with waist corsets to dress a sweet, innocent 4yo in a sexually provocative way!" one angry commenter posted. "I'd be horrified if my 4yo beauty wanted one cos Nori is a toddler's icon! Ban this now and sensual bikinis with fake push-up bras and save children from pedophiles!"
The backlash prompted Kardashian to speak out on social media. The 35-year-old, who is currently promoting her own Kids Supply childrenswear range, posted a video on Twitter showing fans that the "corset" was just a piece of loose fabric.
“This dress that I did not design, I actually bought, is not a corset it’s just fabric on the front," she said in the video, which features a closer look at the orange dress. "So, I think it’s really cute, I bought it from a designer and it’s just fabric people, it’s not a real corset."
"I would never put my daughter in a corset!" she added.
Many fans offered their support, telling Kardashian that she shouldn't have to defend herself from mom-shamers. Of course, critics are still out there.
"WHY CANT YOU DRESS HER LIKE A NORMAL LIL GIRL?" tweeted one follower.
"She's way too young in my eyes to wear a fabric that looks like a corset," read another comment.
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