A picture of Kim Kardashian West’s daughter sparked controversy on social media.
The photo shows 4-year-old North West walking down a New York City street wearing a peach-colored dress that has features similar to a corset. The outfit, which has a purple flower on it, wraps loosely around her chest and has laces crisscrossing in the front, the Daily Mail reported.
Shocked users had earlier questioned why the reality star and her husband Kanye let their four-year-old daughter step out in the accessory.
In North’s case, social media users were outraged that Kim and Kanye could let their four-year-old daughter step out of the house wearing such an adult garment.
As photos of North wearing the corset began circulating on Instagram, some users slammed the outfit in concerned comments.
‘This is a mess’, one person wrote next to the pictures. ‘Why is this baby wearing a corset?’
Someone else worried that the outfit might attract sexual predators, while some called the accessory ‘ridiculous’ on a little girl.
‘Is that a corset ?!” questioned one Instagram user. “mean it’s cute but wow!”
“Nop…completely wrong,” wrote another. “What was Kim thinking? Let her be a child…she’s already cute”
“Let the kid be a kid! Why put a corset on her at such a young age?!?! Smdh!” another commenter wrote. “Poor kid, she’ll start her injections and such before you know it! AyeAyeAye!”
“She is cute but that outfit is ridiculous,” added another.
Kim replied to issue and said on Wednesday night the dress just looks like a corset and ‘she would never’ put her daughter in one.
‘This dress that I did not design, I actually bought, is not a corset it’s just fabric on the front,’ she said in a video.
I would never put my daughter in a corset!It’s a dress I bought that is a cotton fabric that laces up & looks like a corset! Just decoration pic.twitter.com/hZzZLs04sM
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 13, 2017
‘So, I think it’s really cute, I bought it from a designer and it’s just fabric people, it’s not a real corset.’
She also tweeted: ‘I would never put my daughter in a corset! Relax it’s a dress I bought that is fabric that laces up and looks like a corset!’
Corsets are designed to sexualize the female body and are often worn by burlesque dancers. The clothing cinches a woman’s waist to make them look smaller and enhance their bottom. Several social media users commented on the picture, saying the dress was inappropriate for a girl her age.