Kim Kardashian's daughter North West wore red lipstick and the internet is divided
28 December 2018, 11:50 | Updated: 26 January 2022, 19:49
"North is too young and cute to have that bright red lipstick on. Let her be a child while she can."
People are coming for Kim Kardashian after she allowed her daughter North West, five, to wear bright red lipstick. Kim celebrated the holidays at the annual Kardashian-Jenner Christmas Eve party. Obviously, the entire family was there along with a host of other A-listers (John Legend actually serenaded everyone... LIVE), and Kim later shared some family photos from the night.
Standing with her husband Kanye West, youngest daughter Chicago and son Saint, the family posed for some very Addams family-esque photos. But all eyes were on little Northie, who was pouting for the camera. Well, she learned from the master. North sported bright red lipstick (from Kim's own KKW Beauty range, where else?!), while her curls had been straightened until they were silky smooth.
Now if you follow Kim you'll know North loves to play with makeup. With Kim as her mother and Kylie Jenner as her aunt, it's practically in her genes. She's also a massive fan of YouTuber James Charles and frequently can be seen beating the face of her mum, a mannequin and even her own.
However, people had a lot to say about Kim allowing her daughter to wear makeup so young.
Unpopular opinion: North is too young to have on red lipstick. https://t.co/PASXuKlbG8— ✨Heff Gambino ✨ (@Heff__) December 27, 2018
Playing in makeup aside, personally I think these colors and this overall look is really mature for a 6 year old.— Janelle Belgrave L.Ac (@JSoAbove) December 27, 2018
But that's me. pic.twitter.com/RjB5zzHfmF
North too young and cute to have that bright red lipstick on. Let her be a child while she can.— Ashlee Ross (@RossAshleero11) December 26, 2018
Red lipstick on North? Whew chile the grandma in me just jumped. https://t.co/1Vkf5awtyO— May 2019 WYA (@jefajamison) December 26, 2018
North is so cute... but am I the only one that had to wait till I was 13 or 15 to wear RED lipstick? pic.twitter.com/SHjVDjz88d— Nathalie Muñoz (@NathalieMunozx3) December 27, 2018
Idc maybe it's cuz my parents were old fashion but red lipstick and nail polish were not anything I could fuck with until I was an adult.... My momma did not okay that shit baby pinks and light purples and blues were cool but NEVER red... North West is too young for that— Maxine shaw (@0h_leeshh) December 27, 2018
North is too young to wear bright red lipstick. Be careful Kim not to let her have everything she thinks she wants, her ego will get too big and become too self centered. Catch it now! Just my opinion and life experience. pic.twitter.com/J1gjs25hRI— Barbara (@bjoyful123) December 28, 2018
Why?? Can she not let the girl be 6? pic.twitter.com/g9q9TfrONZ— lah-juh (@fabuLaja) December 26, 2018
But others found it creepy people even thought it was a problem – what kid doesn't play with makeup?
The replies to the Kim K pics of North wearing a red lip are fuckn weird like ‘stop sexualizing children!’ Now I’m sorry but if u see a kid wearing mommy’s lipstick for fun and the first thing you think of is sex, you need help and potentially locking up x— Holly x (@hollyshortall) December 27, 2018
Nigerian parents that’ll do full braids for their children or fix dead ass weaves on their babies head are complaining that north is wearing lipstick... common lipstick lol https://t.co/LvHAULTJp7— Full time goddess (@Bolanle_AA) December 28, 2018
Y’all out here sexualizing north for wearing a red lipstick😭 ain’t nothing grown about wearing some lipstick that some kids wear for pageants or dancing recitals.— kim (@wishlvce) December 27, 2018
Can we really not sexualize a 6yo if she’s wearing lipstick? Can’t we just mind our own children and business?— Madison (@m_rumschik) December 27, 2018
Later, Kim explained that North had actually chosen the shade herself and ever the shrewd businesswoman, she made sure to plug her makeup line.
It just might be a new Classic Red Lip I have launch VERY soon 💋 https://t.co/159rpXMUxp— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 26, 2018
She picked it though! It’s a special occasion! https://t.co/dGIEjr7yAN— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 26, 2018