KIM Kardashian has faced backlash for a new TikTok video of her daughter North dancing “inappropriately” with music artist Ice Spice.
Parenting expert Kirsty Ketley told The U.S. Sun that fans are right to be concerned, and Kim is putting her daughter at risk by posting the nine-year-old’s dancing videos for “preying eyes.”
Kardashian critics slam Kim as a ‘terrible parent’ for nine-year-old daughter North’s ‘inappropriate behavior’ in a new videoCredit: TikTok / Kimandnorth
Parenting expert Kirsty Ketley says fans are right to be concerned, and Kim is putting North at risk by posting the nine-year-old’s dancing videos for ‘preying eyes’Credit: TikTok
In a recent TikTok clip, North dressed up as Ice Spice and danced with her friends.
North was front and center, rolling her hips as her two friends followed suit in the background.
Now, her 42-year-old mom is receiving backlash for posting the video of her daughter moving her body in such a manner.
A concerned fan wrote: “Is it just me, or do these dance moves feel a tad bit inappropriate for a nine-year-old?”
Another worried individual agreed: “It’s inappropriate overall. The lyrics are so sexual.”
The videos have since been deleted, and parenting consultant Kirsty Ketley believes critics are right to be upset by some of North’s content.
“It may seem that children who make these sorts of TikTok videos to share online are children just being children, copying what they see in the world around them,” Kirsty told The U.S. Sun.
“But anything which normalizes objectification and hyper-sexualization of women is a big risk to risk to children.”
Kirsty doesn’t think Kim isn’t keeping a close eye on her daughter’s social media presence.
However, the expert pointed out that she may not realize the risk of sexualization involved.
She explained: “Once the videos are posted online, they are there for all to see – good or bad. With online child pornography prolific, the threat of misuse with these types of videos is huge.”
Kirsty believes Kim isn’t accounting for the possible sexualization that could come from North’s ‘inappropriate’ dancing videosCredit: Sian T Photo
A child’s desire to copy other creators’ dance moves and sing inappropriate or “misogynistic” song lyrics is not uncommon.
She said it’s their way of wanting to be a part of pop culture and be accepted by others.
While a parent needs to give their children the space to express themselves, this should be done carefully, especially if they are online.
“Parents need to have conservations with their children about
staying safe online and the responsibility that comes with posting content.”
She thinks it would be better for their TikTok account to be privateCredit: TikTok/ kimandnorth
“Keeping an eye on the content that children are watching is also important, ensuring it is age-appropriate and talking
through the things that they are seeing.”
According to Kirsty, Kim isn’t as vigilant as she should be.
“Having an account with North that’s so public puts North at risk, especially when videos such as her Ice Spice impression are put out there,” Kirsty said.
A private account that has controlled followers would be a viable solution.
“Kim is not purposely exposing her child to the dangerous side of the
Internet,” Kirsty continued.
“But alongside making sure our children are internet savvy and having fun, parents also need to be educated on the pitfalls of allowing their children to use social media platforms and learn
how to keep their children safe.”
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