Hilary Duff accused of ‘child abuse’ after revealing she pierced her baby’s ears

Hilary Duff has been accused of ‘child abuse’ after revealing she had gotten her baby daughter’s ears pierced.

The mum-of-two shared a cute snap of her baby girl on Instagram stories, and wrote: ‘She has enough hair for a pony. Oh, and yes we pierced her ears.’

She then also posted a lovely picture of herself holding baby Banks, where the little girl’s tiny studs were visible.

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Following the revelation, some fans of the star were not happy with the fact that the Lizzie McGuire star had pierced her daughter’s ears and even went as far as calling it child abuse.

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One said: ‘I have a baby girl and she’s not getting her ears pierced until she’s old enough to decide!!! I won’t put my baby girl through pain!!!’

A second wrote: ‘I can’t believe someone who seemed so screwed on pierced her babies (sic) ears, causing unnecessary pain that isn’t for medical reasons done by a fully qualified medical professional is child abuse in my eyes.’

Another commented: ‘The risks are unreal and that throbbing pain in her ears no matter how happy and looked after your child is just isn’t justified in my eyes.’

However, many fellow parents and followers of the actress were on her side.

One said, responding to people saying they were unfollowing the mum as a result of her decision: ‘A mom doing what she wants to her own child? Followed 👋🏻’.

Another wrote: ‘I don’t know why people feel the need to mum shame? This is a beautiful photos! Hillary isn’t likely to take her daughters earnings out just because a bunch of strangers tell her how horrible of a mum she is for doing it in the first place… there are far worse things parents do to their children.’

A third said: ‘Are you guys serious? So many people that need to grow up. Honestly who ever done her babys ear would told her shes too young. I got mine done young and my sisters. And don’t even remember it. So many people have to be so miserable and find something to cry about online. Hilary duff knows what she is doing.’

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