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02/02/2016 14:50 GMT | Updated 02/02/2016 14:59 GMT

Katie Price Defends Decision To Pierce Youngest Daughter's Ears

Katie Price has addressed criticism surrounding her 18-month-old daughter having her ears pierced.

The mum-of-five, who faced a backlash on social media after posting several photos of Bunny's ears, was frustrated by comments calling it "abuse".

"I’m not going to sit here and justify myself, she looks really cute," Price, 37, said on her weekly Loose Women panellist slot.

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Katie Price uploaded five photos of her daughter Bunny with her ears pierced on Instagram

Addressing comments she'd received on Instagram that piercing Bunny's ears was "like child abuse", Price said: "Well what about kids who get circumcised?"

She went on to explain that while some people may get their sons circumcised for religious reasons, she got Bunny's ears pierced as part of family tradition.

She continued: "Kieran’s half Spanish and it's their tradition.

"No one has to sit here and justify, I've got two daughters and Princess really wants her ears pierced.

"But because me and Pete split up we asked him and he said 'I’d rather she didn't' so I would only want to do it if he agreed too.

"What can I say, she's had it done and she looks beautiful with it."


The mum then went on to address the "continuous criticism" she receives regarding her parenting, having also recently been slammed for allowing eight-year-old Princess to wear makeup.

"Why is it when I do something I get criticised?" she added. "What about Gisele the supermodel who had hers done at seven months? Did she get stick?

"Mariah Carey posted it, Kim Kardashian got a bit of stick, Angelina Jolie... Why is it always me?"

After posting the photos on social media, Price received hundreds of comments both slating her decision and defending it.

"You have put holes in your child for vanity and not waited until they are old enough to decide for themselves," one person wrote. "This is a selfish decision."


"I've got three girls and when my first two were little I had theirs done at six months," another mother wrote. "They are done both at the same time so less pain.

"It's the parents' decision and if they grow to hate them the holes in their ears will hardly be gaping ones."

Watch the full Loose Women clip here.

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