Kim Kardashian Sparks A Parenting Debate With Topless Photo Taken By Daughter North

By Brittany Talarico

From the editors of PEOPLE 

North West has many talents. She’s a budding makeup artist. She has great taste in high-fashion footwear, and she’s apparently a baby-naming expert. Now the 4½-year-old daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West can add photographer to her growing skill set.

Kim posted a topless photo to her Instagram feed, which according to the reality star, was actually snapped by her little Renaissance woman.

In the shot, Kim wears an unclasped bra, black spandex and she conceals her chest with her hands. Her reflection (as well as North’s) can be seen in the mirror.

📸 by North

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Kim’s hair is brunette in the photo, which indicates it’s probably a throwback as the busy mom of three has remained committed to her platinum locks.

The photo, however, has Kim’s Instagram followers divided, with some calling out the mom for having North photograph her topless, and others defending her.

‘I wonder how many people would get social services called on them if this was anyone else but Kim K?? This is subpar parenting,’ one fan wrote.

Others supported Kim’s decision to post the photo. One user shared: ‘How is this bad? My mom used to change in front of me all the time. It’s normal with moms and daughters, at least where I’m from. Maybe North was just playing with the camera when Kim was changing. It’s normal, y’all. Stop reaching.’

Being the clapback queen, it’s only a matter of time before Kim addresses her haters.