Farrah Abraham is fine with her 14-year-old daughter Sophia’s lip piercings despite online backlash.
The “Teen Mom” alum treated her child to a “piercing party” for her birthday on Wednesday, which she documented via Instagram.
“Six piercings later … you match your snake,” the former reality star, 31, captioned footage of the teenager getting snakebite lip piercings, as well as ear piercings.
“Can you even eat your cake?” Abraham jokingly asked.
The former MTV personality’s social media followers expressed mixed feelings about the birthday gift.
“Teenage me wished my parents would have been okay with this. I love you supporting what makes her happy,” one user wrote.
Others, however, called Abraham “simply ridiculous” and “wild” for “thinking this is normal behavior.”
One of the model’s followers wrote, “I’m all for supporting your children and guiding them accordingly. but seriously — where is that line?!”
Abraham defended her decision in a statement to In Touch Weekly on Wednesday.
“I won’t be shaming my daughter, I LOVE and support Sophia 100 percent on who and what she wants to become,” the “16 and Pregnant” alum wrote. “The mom shamers should recognize what some kids will grow out of and what they [will not].
“That’s part of a teen journey as I don’t have my belly button piercing anymore,” Abraham continued. “I have all the compassion for her as I wish I had as a teen.”
Last year, the actress similarly stood by Sophia’s decision to get her nose pierced.
“I would rather it be by a professional, sanitized and clean, than my teen sneaking off and doing it herself and getting an infection,” she told TMZ in February 2022.
Abraham, who also lets Sophia dye her hair, clarified at the time that she sees herself as more of a “loving parent” than a “cool mom.”
The “Couples Therapy” alum gave birth to Sophia in February 2009, two months after the little one’s father, Derek Underwood, died in a car accident.
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