Behold, an incomplete list of things that members of the Kardashian family have done to incite the fury of the internet’s many "mommy-shamers": worked a charity event, put their kid in a carseat, let their kid dress how they want, let their kid style their hair as they want, let their kids play with makeup.
Now, we can add "got a manicure" to that list. Khloé Kardashian posted a photo of her long red talons to Instagram over the weekend, a seemingly harmless act that led critics to express their doubts that Kardashian could properly parent her 10-month-old daughter True while wearing those particular nails.
As questions like "How can you handle a baby with those nails?" streamed in, Kardashian was quick to defend herself.
"It’s annoying when people talk about my nails," Kardashian wrote on Twitter. "Trust me, I manage just fine. The same way I take care of myself, I take care of my baby. There are more serious things to discuss. At least I would hope."
It’s annoying when people talk about my nails. Trust me, I manage just fine. The same way I take care of myself, I take care of my baby. There are more serious things to discuss. At least I would hope. 🙄 happy Monday to you
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) February 18, 2019
This isn’t the first time a celebrity mom has endured criticism based on her long nails: When Cardi B gave birth, tons of people (Cardi included) were worried about how her famously long, pointy manicure would affect her ability to be a mother. Cardi handled the situation particularly well — not only did she simply tweak her look to feel like a more kid-friendly version of her, she even used it to her advantage.
"Ok so if you noticed I changed my nail shape from pointy to square so I won’t hurt my baby," Cardi explained on Twitter. "I’m thinking about only changing my pinky nail shape back to pointy so I can take my babies little boogers out." As Cardi proved, long nails don’t have to be a hindrance to new moms. Surely Kardashian will follow in her footsteps — with or without the strategically pointy pinky nail.
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Source: Refinery29 – Rachel Lubitz