Five-year-old girls love nothing better than dressing up like mum, so why should Kim Kardashian's little girl North West be any different? The sweet five-year-old has appeared in an adorable new photo on Instagram in which she shares a cuddle with her doting dad Kanye West. It's a tender family moment captured on camera, but unfortunately North's hairstyle has caused a social media furore. The little girl, whose hair is naturally curly, has straight hair like her mum in the snap and some of Kim's fans don't like it at all. The negative comments come a month after North was photographed out with straight hair on her fifth birthday - which also sparked controversy.
Photo credit: Instagram / Kim Kardashian
The Insta battle kicked off after a few followers trolled North's hairstyle. One asked: "Why did they straighten the baby's hair?" But many fans rushed to defend Kim, with one posting: "I don't understand why it's such a big deal, I love her hair both ways. My daughter has straight hair and asks for it to be curled all the time. It's hair. It shouldn't matter of race, it's hair!"
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Another said: "The comments about North's hair are ridiculous!! From my perspective as an African American woman, North's hair texture is fine and curly. This type of texture can simply be blow dried and will straighten. No harm to the child at all people! Once wet, it naturally curls back. No chemicals needed!"
North with straight hair on her fifth birthday
We wonder what Kim thinks about this debate! Kim recently told the Hollywood Reporter that they let North have straight hair for her birthday. She explained: "“She liked it, so we did it when we went to New York too and that’s it. You know, I’m not gonna let her straighten her hair all the time, but if she wants it that way two or three days a year, then that’s fine with me. She loved it, but she loves her curly hair, too."
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The mum-of-three, who launched her childrenswear line Kids Supply with husband Kanye in 2017, has previously spoken on styling her children. Kim told The New York Times Style magazine: "It's been such a fun journey to figure out how our kids like to dress and how to make cool clothes for kids. We've always been tailoring things and cutting things up, or taking dresses of mine and cutting them down to North's size."