Kim Zolciak snapchats her 3-year-old daughter getting her ears pierced

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Oversharing Real Housewife of Atlanta Kim Zolciak-Biermann is once again taking to social media to showcase her often dubious mothering skills.

On Wednesday, the “39″ year-old (I think she may have skipped a few birthdays) reality presence took to Snapchat to share images of her three-year-old daughter Kaia getting her ears pierced. The adorable little girl sat in her Dad Kroy Biermann’s lap while getting diamond studs put in her ears.

Kim narrated videos of the proceedings, stating, “The time has come for Kaia to get her ears pierced. She has begged me for two years. The time has come. Brielle and Ariana both had their ears pierced at like three weeks. I cried my eyes out, so pray for me.” Kaia handled the situation like a boss, not only keeping the incident tear-free, but also showing off a big smile as the procedure took place.

Mama Kim, however, ended up being the one losing her composure. At one point she proclaimed, “My stomach is so upset!” She also told her little girl “Your mom’s crying and you’re not. You’re such a toughie!”

I’m not a mom (you, and society in general, are welcome for that), but I don’t know why anyone would want to pierce a baby’s ears. At least Kaia asked – and as you can see, it was hardly traumatic for her. I grew up in Miami, so little kids with pieced ears were pretty much the norm. I was probably the last person I know who got their ears pierced (at 15). So, how long until Kaia gets lip fillers? Kim has always bothered me, especially when she posted pics of her kids in the hospital on social media, but this ear piercing thing is kind of sweet.

What’s not sweet was Kim’s unsolicited “marriage advice,” delivered to newlyweds (and, of course, reality personalities) Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir after their October 17 wedding in Miami. In a video posted to BET’s Instagram, Kim, accompanied by daughter Brielle, shared the key to her marriage, which was, “sex, sex and more sex!” Brielle served as a (somewhat surprising) voice of reason, telling her mother “That’s a little vulgar, mom.” But Kim ignored the rebuke and prattled on, adding, “And communication! Communication is definitely key. Nobody’s a mind-reader. But definitely sex!”

Kim posted a video on her Instagram of she, Brielle, and another woman busting a move at the reception, keeping the “k” in “klassy.”

We had a blast!! 😍😍 #TheManeEvent #10/17/17 @briellebiermann @thatshekinah @shunmelson

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Ugh. Would someone please alert me when this woman’s 15 minutes of fame are up? Thanks much.

Note by Celebitchy: Kim and her husband, Kroy Biermann, dressed up like Hugh Hefner and a Playboy bunny for Halloween.

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Solciak seen leaving her hotel in Miami Beach after attending Gucci Mane's wedding the night before

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  1. QueenElisabeth says:

    they look like mannequins

    • Jess says:

      Lol!!! I was not expecting a comment like that😂😂 yes they do!

    • DesertReal says:

      With photo shopped thigh gaps no less.
      Like…where did the curtain go?

      • HadToChangeMyName says:

        :-/ Look at her legs in the pap shots and look at that picture. How horrifying that she is putting that out there for young girls to see and emulate.

      • Chelsey says:

        Lol that she thinks anyone actually believes that’s what her thighs look like in real life.

  2. Honest B says:

    I have to be honest little babies with their ears pierced really upset me because at a very very young age you’re teaching these little girls that other people have the right to make decisions about their body (there ain’t no 6 month old asking mummy for ear piercings.) At 3 years old though, as long as they were requesting them, I’m cool with. My 3 year old niece wants hers done at the moment, mainly because her older cousins have just gotten them done.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      Yes, yes! I hate seeing tiny babies or very small children with their ears pierced. No one should be allowed to punch holes in another person’s body without a damn good reason or consent.

    • boredblond says:

      Her 3 year old was ‘begging for 2 years’?? I guess I’m the only one who thinks a toddler hasn’t the judgment to be the ultimate decider in what happens to their bodies..if she wants tattoos at 4, will that be considered a precious moment too?

      • swak says:

        That got too me also. What 1 year old really knows what getting your ears pierced means. Just because they ask for it doesn’t mean it should happen. My girls wanted their ears pierced young. I told them they had to wait until they were 7. My theory behind that is they could clean them themselves and once the starters were out could change their own earrings.

      • Curiosity says:

        Yep, very good points.
        Kindergarden children are too young for piercings or hard jewelry of any kind. They ran and rumble and bumble around and there is a danger that pierced jewelry might get stuck somewhere and be ripped out. *shudder*

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        It probably means she’s wanted to wear earrings since then, and someone explained to her that she’d need to get her ears pierced. Real tatoos for a little kid and earrings for a little kid aren’t the same. It’s easy to ‘reverse’ or hide the situation if a child suddenly doesn’t want to wear earrings any more or have their piercings seen, and nobody refuses to hire a girl or woman for having earrings. Plus, unless keloids develop (keloids are also easily fixable though), getting your ears pierced doesn’t usually result in an ugly, shameful regret that people are stuck with. I’ve had my ears pierced since I was a baby. Same with my sisters. I’ve always been more surprised by those who think it’s something a girl needs to wait until she’s 16 to get. Is it an Evangelical Christian thing or something?

      • Ange says:

        I’d been begging for years before I got my ears pierced at 5. It happens. And if the kid doesn’t like it any more they can easily remedy it. I certainly never had any issues with earrings being ripped out or anything like that. Do you want your kids to learn how to handle their body responsibly or not?

    • Pandy says:

      Yes, not a fan of babies with pierced ears either. I keep thinking that they will tug on the earrings and rip their lobes.

    • jwoolman says:

      It bothers me because there’s a strong element of wanting to make sure everybody knows she’s a girl. Heaven forbid that we can’t tell for a three month old.

      People really treat kids differently depending on whether they know the kid is a boy or a girl. When they can’t tell, they go kind of nuts. Don’t know how to talk to the kid or play with the kid. I’ve seen it myself. That’s actually been demonstrated letting loose a pre-verbal boy in diapers among a bunch of mothers who didn’t know him, dressing him alternately in stereotypical boy and girl clothes and colors.

    • Milla says:

      Its a tradition in many countries. Gisele was under attack for the same reason. But I don’t see why… My sis had her ears Pearced when she was like 2. It really had no affect on her.

    • Kitten says:

      I completely agree with you.

      • Blinkbanana says:

        Cultural for me too. Had them done at 6 months. Really not a big deal lol, there’s no trauma involved. It’s not FGM ffs

    • blacktoypoodle says:

      OK then how do you feel about circumcision? Whacking off a piece of a boys genitals when he’s 24 hours old without his consent.

    • Livingstone says:

      Yeah I hate it too. I always wanted mine pierced as a little kid and my mom wasn’t having any of it. She said “When you’re 16 you can decide to do it if you want.” I was so pissed. And the second I was 16 I did it and loved it. Looking back now she was SO right. It’s sort of obscene on little girls I think, particularly babies. They have no say in the matter, and I can’t help think it looks kind of trashy. Plus kids are rambunctious and into everything, they can be a hazard. Just my opinion though.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        If it’s ‘obscene and trashy’ to someone then it means they’re prudishly hypersexualizing yet another aspect of girls’ physical appearances. That’s something for people to work on. Did you get your son circumcised? Women and girls have been wearing earrings for thousands of years.

      • Rose says:

        I guess according to you I looked trashy as a baby. Lol

      • Ange says:

        If you’re thinking a little girl looks trashy that’s on you, not them.

    • janey says:

      I’ve heard that it’s a cultural thing as well. My mom thought it was cute and had my ear pierced as a baby. Honestly, I was glad she did! Head start for all my other piercings lol.

      For my daughter’s 5th birthday she got her ears pierced, and I added got a tragus piercing along with her. Ear piercings are probably the easiest to take care of. She was able to wash her piercing herself and it healed nice and quickly. Mine on the other hand, woo boy, still healing after a year!

  3. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Growing up in the Rio Grand Valley (my house was five minutes from the border of Mexico), all my friends in grade school had pierced ears from infancy. I was always so jealous and wasn’t allowed until tween years. It’s different, however, seeing cultural beautification practices and seeing what the above baffoon is doing to her offspring.

  4. Jess says:

    I saw the video and it was adorable! She’s a precious little girl. It reminded me of my daughter getting hers done when she was 6, we got them both at once and all she did was smile ask to see them😄 I go back and forth on Kim, she seems like a decent person and a good mother, but my god she can’t stop messing with her hair whenever she’s on camera and it drives me nuts, and she should stop with the plastic surgery.

  5. Suki says:

    Gosh, I can’t believe this look is popular. People with these surgeries just look so distorted and gross. It really is sad how prevalent this has become.

  6. Erinn says:

    I don’t really care about a kid getting basic earrings. It’s pretty rare that someone horribly regrets a lobe piercing – and they can grow over.

    My only thing is that I effing hope that was some sort of more modern piercing gun than what they used to be. Piercing guns are absolute garbage. They cause more trauma and are less precise. I had my ears gun-pierced at 12. And again around 14. I didn’t realize that professionals (real ones) generally use needles. One lobe is way too low – I can’t even wear studs in those piercings because of it. The second piercing has done at weird angles.

    I had my eyebrow pierced at 19, but it rejected. I got my second lobe piercing redone last month, along with my nose. The guy who did it was so amazing and professional. He told me exactly what was happening as it happened, told me when to take a deep breath and exhale… fixed the angle of the second piercing that had grown over and made sure to do it in a way that shouldn’t cause excess scar tissue. He was amazing. And the pain is so much less with the needles – my ears have had WAY less issues than they had from the gun and are almost healed now. My nose I’ve unfortunately damaged a bit because I caught it on my wedding rings. But the piercer has been great – he’s given me a ton of aftercare advice and suggestions on jewelry, and told me that if I’m worried about changing out jewelry I can pop in at anytime and he’ll do it for me for free.

    My dad actually came with us (it was a 2 hour drive to get to this place because I don’t trust anyone near me to do it) because he wanted to pick up some stuff in the valley. And when the guy was getting ready to do my nose I could juuuustt see my dad out of the corner of my eye squirming and looking away horrified. It bothered him so much more than it bothered me, it was actually funny.

    • Honest B says:

      My girls just got theirs done. They still use the gun.

    • kay says:

      I had mine pierced as a kid 20+ years ago at one of those Claire’s-type places with a gun. In retrospect, I was so lucky that they’re even and straight.

      They still use them and I know a woman who can’t wear hoops because her holes are so lopsided.

    • klc says:

      The piercing guns aren’t what they use to be. My daughter got hers pierced this summer, and the guns are not loud anymore. It was more like a staple.

      With that said, a little girl getting her ears pierced at 3 does not mean she will be getting lip filler anytime in the near future. The two things are pretty apart.

    • janey says:

      I’ve heard that it’s a cultural thing as well. My mom thought it was cute and had my ear pierced as a baby. Honestly, I was glad she did! Head start for all my other piercings lol.

      For my daughter’s 5th birthday she got her ears pierced, and I added got a tragus piercing along with her. Ear piercings are probably the easiest to take care of. She was able to wash her piercing herself and it healed nice and quickly. Mine on the other hand, woo boy, still healing after a year!

    • tealily says:

      I got mine done at my pediatrician’s office when I was seven and he still used a gun. He was obviously very careful and they turned out just fine, but I would still recommend a needle if someone has the opportunity.

      I should add, I was just about the last kid I knew who didn’t have hers ears pierced at that age.

  7. Obvious is Obvious says:

    I was one of those girls who wanted earrings as soon as I realized what they were, but my mom made me wait until I was 10 or 11. I begged and begged, but she made me wait. I wish she would have let me get them sooner.

    What I highly regret, is the butterfly tattoo I got when I was 18. That tattoo is now a blob, I wish someone had explained what happens to skin’s elasticity as you age, or that I had seen an aged tattoo

    • Catherinethegoodenough says:

      I am curious as to why, as an adult, you still wish your ears had been pierced earlier? Genuine question, no shade, I’m asking because I’ve got a baby girl and already am anticipating that she’ll ask and am torn about when to allow it.

  8. Nicole says:

    I had my ears pierced at my doctors office when I was under 3 months. We all did it and my parents thought it would be better in the hospital than at a mall. Frankly it’s normal in my community. I don’t see anything wrong with it they can close if you want them too. My parents decided if I wanted a second hole I would wait till 13.

    • Khymera says:

      I got mine done as a baby and everyone else that i know. Mom made me wait till i was 18 to get a second 1said i was an adult and could make those decisions.

    • Marie says:

      Ditto — its customary in my culture as well and my pediatrician did mine at the same age. No big deal.

      • shannon says:

        I left the hospital with my ears pierced when I was born and it is part of my culture. I never ripped a lobe or got stuck on anything. American attitudes towards this are interesting (I am an American with dual citizenship). Not bad, just interesting. To me it is not a big deal because it is all I know, but I have never regretted that I had them done and am actually grateful. My own daughter’s were done as a baby as well because they’re just earrings. It wasn’t so people could tell she was a girl, that didn’t enter into it.

  9. smcollins says:

    I’m the youngest of 3 girls so I was all about getting my ears pierced like my mom & sisters. I remember getting my first pair of earrings for my 6th bday (Strawberry Shortcake!) and being so excited. My mom took me the next day to get pierced. I was so disappointed that I had to wear studs first for a while, but once I was able to switch to wearing my SS ones I was as on top of the world. It was a little right-of-passage that I was as so proud of. Ah….memories.

  10. Feedmechips says:

    There are a million things to trash on his woman for, but the earrings thing isn’t one…at least for me. I had my ears pierced when I was an infant, and had my second set done in 2nd grade. No regrets here. Unlike a tattoo, you can just take the earrings out and let the holes close if you change your mind.

  11. Gutterflower says:

    His foundation is a couple shades off

  12. sara says:

    Only white people seem to care so much about little girls getting their ears pierced and putting restrictions on it like they did in Full House – “no piercings until you’re 16!!!!!!!” Most of us brown girls have had them since we were babies and no one cares.

    • Malificent says:

      It’s not a race thing, it’s a culture thing. My mother is white and had her ears pierced at 3 months because that was the norm in the European country that my grandparents came from.

    • Khymera says:

      I think it’s cultural I’m brown but from the caribbean everyones ears were pierce as babies. Nobody cared but if u got a 2nd one before 18 you were hot and fresh with yourself.

    • Nicole says:

      I’m of West Indian descent and we all have our ears pierced as babies

    • LAR says:

      Not necessarily. I’m black and my mom made me wait until I was 7, even though I begged for them. I had multiple cousins who did have them done as babies, but she wouldn’t consider it. Babies with little earrings are adorable, but if I had had girls, I would never have gotten them pierced in infancy. I have similar feelings about this situation as I did about my boys and circumcision (nope) although that has a medical component as well. Just my own parental decisions – no judgement on those who choose the opposite.

    • gatorbait says:

      I’m white and my mom had mine done at 5. I have never even considered being angry with her for piercing my ears as a child. Some people get so up in arms over nothing. It’s a tiny hole. Most people that I know of had their daughter’s ears done young so they wouldn’t have to worry with them fussing with them and getting them infected.

    • Candion says:

      I’m brown and didn’t have mine done until 1st grade. Then I got wear long Indian earrings to school haha

  13. minx says:

    I don’t care about the piercings, just think she’s a trashy idiot.

  14. Luca76 says:

    It’s a cultural thing so it’s really insulting to equate it with fillers. I had them pierced as a baby in a drs office . Much safer then all the girls who went to the mall or even worse did it themselves at sleepovers.

  15. Nancypants says:

    Babies should not be pierced and how does a one year old beg for piercings?
    They can barely speak.

    My daughters were made to wait until they were 13 to decide if they wanted pierced ears.
    One did and one didn’t.

    No tattoos. “When you are 18 and can pay for it, that’s on you but it’s going to look like hell before you’re my age.”

    Oh, and I got my ears pierced at 13 by the doctor who delivered me.

    • Severin88 says:

      Guess my entire culture is filled Kim Z’s then. It’s normal for my part of the Latino community to peirce our ears in infancy. I’ll alert the press. 🚨

    • Kitten says:

      You sound like my mom ;)

      • Nancypants says:

        I could BE your mom AND you’re welcome. ;)
        Some of y’all need some Mom-ing.
        Yeah, I just made that word up and it stands.

    • poop says:

      Except there is a negligible chance of any long-term harm to the girls. If she doesn’t want to wear earrings, then she’ll just have small, healed holes. However, getting ears pierced a lot older is painful and more significant.

  16. Yira says:

    I had my ears pierced when I was 5 months old. My mom had gotten a pair of diamond baby earrings as a gift for me and they were really small. My mom asked my doctor if it was ok to pierce my ears and he said it was fine but he should be the one to do it.

    I was really young but I never once regretted it. Just because I felt like I could get the enjoyment of pierced wars but don’t remember any of the pain of piercing them.

    • jwoolman says:

      My aunt got her ears pierced because her husband gave her a gift of earrings that could only be worn that way. She was never enthusiastic about it, though, and I think she had trouble with the piercing and aftermath. I don’t think my uncle had realized she had to pierce her ears to wear the earrings! True love.

  17. lassie says:

    I would not take the money that she removed from the waistband of her leggings for any retail purchase.


  18. Leonz says:

    The early ear piercing is something a lot of Europeans do. My family is italian and my sister and I both got ours done at about 3 or 4 too. And I have no bad memories of it and in fact, I have many more ear piercings now. People need to stop being so butt hurt over everything. Jesus christ. It’s earrings for christ sake.

  19. xflare says:

    LOL…. That “Thigh Gap”

  20. Kitten says:

    Ugh the whole Real Housewives “look” is so damn terrible. I don’t understand how people thing this “done” appearance with the gargantuan, fake-looking boobs and the rubber lips, doll hair etc. looks good? It’s just so harsh and cartoon-like. There’s nothing subtle/natural/endearing about it.

    I mean, if she’s happy with herself then cool but I just don’t understand the appeal and yes, I am judgey today -_-

    • Sophia's Side eye says:

      What’s worse than Kim is that her 18-19 y/o daughter has gone down the same exact path with the surgery and injections. Like, let her grow up first. It’s sad.

  21. poop says:

    It’s incredibly normal in the Latino community to get your ears pierced as a baby. If you have a girl, it’s very likely she’d want to wear earrings at some point. I don’t remember my baby piercings and they healed very well. Meanwhile, when I got my second earring piercing not only did it hurt like hell, it got infected over the years and never healed well. If you see a baby with little studs, I assure you the baby is 100% fine. Just my 2 cents.

  22. Claire says:

    I was in either 2nd or 3rd grade. One of my aunts was visiting from out of town and she took me to have it done. I can’t remember whether it was my idea or hers, but I remember being super freaked out and nervous about it, and how FURIOUS my mom was when she found out. As a now 34 year old (though with no kids) I completely understand why. If I did have a kid and someone else took them to have their ears pierced without consulting me, I’d be out for blood. Not really, but you know. And yeah, I don’t like that these tiny kids’ bodies are being “modified” (maybe not the right word but I can’t think of a better one) and they have no say in it. Makes me sad.

  23. Veronica says:

    It’s not something I would prefer to do because I think body alteration is a personal choice, but I am aware that ear piercing is a major cultural and family practice in a lot of places, so I’m fairly neutral on it. As long as the child’s ears were pierced professionally and with sterile equipment, I don’t think it’s problematic.

  24. Littlestar says:

    Vulgar is a good description for this woman, she probably thinks of herself as sexy or charming but vulgar is definitely it.

  25. Wellsie says:

    Watching her dance to ‘Back That Ass Up’ just ruined my life.

  26. Beth says:

    What 1-year-old girl can verbalize how badly she wants pierced ears???

  27. Olive says:

    Brielle is such a sad case. She’s so young and throwing away her youth emulating her mom.

  28. Erica_V says:

    Ugh sad blowup doll is sad blowup doll. Her face is just SO yuck. I’m sorry but yeah.. yuck.

    I got my ears done at Claire’s when I turned 13 as my birthday present. I remember feeling super grown up getting it done and they hurt like a bitch. Thank goodness the girl did a great job tho and they are perfectly even. I def cried tho so good on this three year old for doing better than me!

    For me personally I think if I had a daughter I’d make her wait at least until 13 and I wouldn’t have it done at the mall, I’d go to a real studio to have it done.

  29. Vanessa says:

    We had our daughter’s ears pierced as a baby as it’s a cultural norm for us.
    The ugliness that came from a couple of friends from different cultural backgrounds was a surprise- passive aggressive social media posts about forms of child abuse.
    The ugliness from strangers was something else. On seeing my child with tiny tiny studs, an elderly woman warned me that my daughter would likely end up walking the streets if that’s the kind of house she grows up in.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      It’s crazy, isn’t it? How quick self-righteous misogynists of both sexes are to link a girl’s clothing , jewelry, or hair to past, present, or future sex acts. And on top of that, they’ll act as if they’re taking some great moral or ethical stand by objectifying girls when really it comes form backwards ideas about gender, consent, and morality. Self-control, the law, and the fact that she was elderly were probably the only things that held you back that day.

      • Vanessa says:

        Honestly, that day I couldn’t keep my mouth shut, and years later I’m still pleased with the dignity I maintained while feeling furious. I’m glad it happened though, because I’m hindsight it helped show me the kind of knee-jerk, righteous negativity I want to avoid in raising my kids and in judging other people.

  30. MrsClincy says:

    It’s normal in my family all the girls had their ears pierced at 3 or younger. I had my daughters ears pierced when she was 3 because our son wanted his ear pierced and she threw a fit until she got hers. It was a cute family moment though my son got his one ear pierced, I got my cartilage pierced with his other earring and she got her ears pierced. Now they are 11 and 9 and can’t wait to find out if they are getting a brother or sister so we can have another family day of ear piercings.

  31. emily says:

    Ugh, please don’t cover these trashbox people!!

  32. Isa says:

    We got my oldest daughter’s done at 3 at the mall using a gun. They did a great job and healed fine. Knowing what I know now- we have waited for my younger daughter and will take her to a reputable piercer when the time comes. She’s 3 and has asked for them to be done but has already forgotten about it.

  33. Patty says:

    Yeah. This is one thing that she doesn’t need to be judged for. I got my ears pierced as a baby, and I’m glad I did because subsequent adult piercings all closed.

    I’m not going to rag on anyone who chooses to get their little girls pierced. And quite frankly if anyone wants the make the argument “children” shouldn’t be robbed of that choice; than it would only be acceptable at at least age 18.

    Because you cannot really say it’s wrong to pierce a baby’s ears but then act like you are a better parent because you made your kids wait until they were 7, 11, or 13. They’re still kids.

    • curiosity says:

      So in your opinion there is no difference between a baby’s “choice” and the choice of a primary school kid (7) and the choice of a Secondary School child (13)?
      Should we treat them all the same then because none of them can make a better choice? Secondary School children not allowed to cross the road on their own because they are the same kind of independent as a baby?

      There are differences between these age groups you brought up and not amount of denying it is useful.

  34. PoliteTeaSipper says:

    Brielle was already beautiful, she didn’t need to mess with her face.

  35. Melissa says:

    I got my ears pierced before I left the hospital as a baby, its the normal thing to do in my country and I’m actually grateful it was done when I was so young. I dont understand why people are so harsh with their critique of that, I understand it may not be for you or your kids and thats okay but no need to condemn the people that do it.