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Kim Kardashian hits back after being slammed for letting five-year-old daughter wear lipstick

She says it was just for a special occasion

Kim Kardashian has defended her decision to let her five-year-old daughter North wear lipstick to a party.

The reality star and her family shared snaps from their annual Christmas Eve bash this week, and Kim and Kanye West’s eldest child was pictured wearing bright-red lipstick.

But when it divided opinion, Kim soon hit back.

The 38-year-old claimed that North picked the make-up out and that she was allowed to wear it because it was a “special occasion”.

Kim insisted on Twitter: “She picked it though! It’s a special occasion!”

However, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was criticised when she also revealed she was planning to release the red shade of lipstick that North was sporting.

When one fan branded North’s look as “iconic”, Kim replied with: “It just might be a new Classic Red Lip I have launch VERY soon.”

It wasn’t long before some were accusing her of using her child to promote her beauty products.

One irate social media user wrote: “Sorry there’s nothing cute or iconic about a child wearing Red lipstick. Come on Guys.”

Another sarcastically added: “@KimKardashian queen of marketing.”

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Merry Christmas 🎄

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A third tweeted:”@KimKardashian To much for a kid let her be a little girl don’t grow her up to fast she has plenty of time to be grown.”

Another critic had a dig by posting a meme of Kim throwing out money!

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Kim’s festive family photos certainly divided opinion, as some commented that North was just copying her mum.

One fan tweeted: “I think if Mom says it’s ok then it’s ok! Also North just wants be like mom so go North for being you and original!”

Kim says North is her “bff” (Credit: @kimkardashian Instagram)

It’s not the first time she has let North try out make-up.

The star, who also has Saint, three, and 11-month-old Chicago with Kanye, spoke on allowing her daughter to experiment but was adamant that she keeps things “appropriate”.

During an interview with Refinery 29, Kim explained: “I don’t think she should wear lashes or too dark of a lipstick. I want her to express herself, but I want her to be appropriate too.”

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She added: “I already know North is into make-up for sure… when companies send make-up and I have a lot, I’ll give it to her.”

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