Katie Price, an English model with an equestrian clothing line, recently got a lot of attention for pictures of her 18-month-old baby posted to Instagram. In two images, Price's baby girl, Bunny (oh, English people), displays freshly pierced ears.
A lot of people in the comments were not cool with this, claiming piercing a baby's ears is child abuse or a decision the child should make when she's old enough.
Price discussed the matter on her weekly appearance on British panel show Loose Women.
The mother of five first compared her decision to circumcision, then explained the choice was related to her husband Kieran Hayler's Spanish heritage. A number of people on Instagram acknowledged that piercing a baby's ears is indeed a Spanish tradition.
Both Price and Hayler agreed on piercing Bunny's ears before going through with it.
A child of Price's by a different father, eight-year-old daughter Princess, has expressed a desire to pierce her ears. However her father, Peter Andre, refused to consent so Princess is still rocking plain earlobes. Princess is the same child that Price let wear makeup last year, a choice which landed her in another hailstorm of Internet hate.
Price can't win. Though she must realize that will be the case so long as she's posting public Instagram pictures of her kids.