KIM Kardashian has faced backlash from critics for forcing her daughter North into the spotlight with her TikTok videos.
The young reality star has been sharing a high volume of videos on the app, raising some eyebrows.
Kardashian fans have been on the fence about North’s use of TikTok since she shared her first video.
Recently, however, critics flocked to a Reddit message board dedicated to the Hulu show to share why they weren’t feeling it.
Many seemed to feel that at just nine years old she is simply too young to be making content on her own.
Others worried mom Kim, 42, might be pushing her to do it and simply couldn’t stomach the thought.
One Reddit user speculated that Kim’s “main goal for North is for her to replace her in terms of being the Main Character.”
They added that Kim is “aging out” and “refuses to accept her demographic and appeal to them.”
Commenters appeared to agree, with one writing: “Well said. I never really thought of it this way but you’re so right. It will be very interesting to see how this plays out for everyone.”
Another wrote: “This has been my opinion since Ye went on a media tour notifying everyone that he is not OK with his daughter on TikTok. He said it loud and clear and she ignored it.”
Back in 2022, Kanye slammed Kim for allowing their daughter to use TikTok and wear makeup.
“Don’t have my daughter wearing lipstick on TikTok, or don’t have her on TikTok at all, if I’m not there to approve that,” he told Hollywood Unlocked in January 2022.
“It was done without me knowing and it happened again so I feel like it’s poking the bear, trying to antagonize me or create this ‘crazy’ narrative.”
Referencing a recent video North did alongside rapper Ice Spice, one critic wrote: “The whole ice spice thing was so incredibly frightening. The very provocative lyrics and North’s “performance” was in extremely poor judgment.”
Someone else agreed, writing: “The ice spice thing made me sick.”
Kim and North have each been posting a lot of Ice Spice as of late,
The SKKN mogul recently took to her Instagram feed to share photos of herself and the rapper together.
Her snaps came just days after her daughter posted a series of videos with the rapper, including one of her emulating her.
The clip showed North rocking a reddish-brown curly wig and white tracksuit.
She danced to an Ice Spice song with provocative lyrics, shaking and moving in a way that left some critics upset.
One 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.”
Parenting expert Kirsty Ketley told The U.S. Sun that fans are right to be concerned, claiming that Kim put her daughter at risk by posting dancing videos for “preying eyes.”
The videos have since been deleted, and Kirsty 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.”
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.”
It’s not just North’s dancing and the potential danger of who’s watching that fans are worried about, however.
Many have felt for some time that Kim is “exploiting” her daughter online and they’re not happy about it.
After the Ice Spice videos were shared, one hater wrote on Reddit: “Kim and North’s TikTok seems like an attention grab for Kim.
“The level of boosted up they have North is insane. Like she is a child, not a creative genius, she’s a literal child that you’re exploiting to stay relevant.”
Another added: “It’s so sad honestly that right now most of Kim’s relevance is due to her nine-year-old child.
“If that doesn’t say how much the world cares about Kim idk what will.”
A third posted: “I don’t agree with most of what Kanye [West] says but he’s right in wanting North to stay off TikTok.
“Kim needs to take her child off like yesterday she’s way too young to be on there.”
“She’s NINE YEARS OLD Kim! The way they don’t protect their kids is disgusting,” yet another user raged.
North continues to make TikTok videos and generate buzz with Kim seeming largely unbothered by the backlash.
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