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Kourtney Kardashian shares controversial photo of four-year-old daughter wearing lip ring

Gemma Strong

Kourtney Kardashian raised eyebrows this week when she shared a photograph of her four-year-old daughter Penelope wearing a lip ring. The mum-of-three posted a selfie on Instagram on Monday, and defiantly drew attention to Penelope's new piece of jewellery. "Our Oscar Sunday," she captioned the photo, which shows the pair both in their dressing gowns. "Yes, that's a lip ring. Thanks @kimkardashian."

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Kourtney Kardashian has shared an Instagram photo showing daughter Penelope wearing a lip ring

Of course, it's highly likely that the lip ring is a fake – but Kourtney's post still got a mixed reception. "When I was her age, I wasn't even allowed to wear nail varnish," one remarked, while another stated: "A child shouldn't have that. Period." Others were in favour of the snapshot, however, and left positive comments on the "sweet" mother-daughter image. It seems Penelope received her lip ring from aunt Kim Kardashian – who is herself a fan of that style of jewellery. As recently as January, Kim showed off her own lip ring on Snapchat in her "first selfie of 2017".

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Kourtney has three children with on-off partner Scott Disick

Penelope is 37-year-old Kourtney's only daughter with Scott Disick. The on-off couple are also parents to two boys, seven-year-old Mason, and two-year-old Reign. Kourtney recently re-fuelled rumours of a romance with Justin Bieber after the pair were spotted heading out to party together on Saturday night at Hollywood hotspot Peppermint Club. But a source told People that they just "hung out together as friends". The insider added: "Kourtney is still serious about making things work with Scott… They chatted, had fun, but that was it."

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