“Teen Mom” alum Farrah Abraham has been receiving severe criticism on social media as she takes her daughter to get a piercing on her 14th birthday. Does that make Abraham a cool mom or an unserious one? Let’s dig for the whole story before we make any conclusions.
'Teen Mom' Star Farrah Abraham Facing Backlash As Daughter Gets Lip Piercings
It All Started With An Instagram Post
3 days ago, Farrah Abraham took to Instagram to show her birthday gift to her 14-year-old daughter in a TikTok video showing merged clips of the whole event.
A Piercing Party
The video revealed a “piercing party” that Abraham, herself, had organized for her only child on Wednesday.
Found The One!
Along with a Happy Birthday, the star captioned the picture stating, “6 piercings later, you match your snake”, as her daughter chooses to get snakebite piercings that evening.
Parenting Police Assembles
Soon after the video was shared, her followers expressed mixed emotions at Abraham’s choice of gift for a 14-year-old.
One mom in the comments section understood Abraham’s sentiments, writing, “My daughter is also going through the same phase. I prefer piercings than any other modification that can’t be reversed.”
Others bashed the TV personality branding her gift as “simply ridiculous” and a “stupid decision” while also questioning her parenting style in the comments section.
Mom To The Rescue
Farrah immediately reacted in support of her daughter. Sharing her opinions with In Touch Weekly, she said, “I won’t be shaming my daughter, I LOVE and support Sophia 100 percent on who and what she wants to become.”
A Stop Along The Way
She retorted to the mom shamers that they “should recognize what some kids will grow out of and what they [will not],” calling her daughter’s wishes to get piercings as part of a “teen journey.”
A Walk Through The Past
The 31-year-old star recalls the time she got a belly button piercing and shares, “I have all the compassion for her as I wish I had as a teen.”
A Trip To Fame
The reality TV star became known in 2009 for acting on MTV’s reality show 16 and Pregnant.
Loss of a Loved One
The show focused on Abraham’s life as she gave birth to her daughter, Sophia, following the death of her partner, Derek Underwood, who died in a car accident.
Another Piercing Incident
Similar events unfolded last year when 13-year-old Sophia decided to get her nose pierced with the full support of her mother.
Do You Get a Deja Vu?
The reality star received similar criticism from fans and followers for allowing her 13-year-old to go ahead with the decision.
All About Being Legal
Farrah defended her daughter against the backlash and spoke to TMZ about the whole situation, “To those who might feel it is inappropriate that my daughter got her nose professionally done, legally done, I'm all about being legal."
A Generational Difference
She further talked about her daughter’s generational disparity stating, “I think her generation of 13 is much different than my generation of 13,” and how “Sophia is the first ... in my family to get a septum piercing, especially at 13."
Abraham wishes to stand by her daughter in any decision she’d make in the future, even if it means getting more piercings.
Never Say Never
From the posts shared by the reality star on her social media platforms, we can see that she fully supports her daughter’s form of expression, whether it’s getting her hair dyed or her body pierced.
An Important Lesson
In 2021, Farrah told US Weekly that while her daughter was nearing puberty, she sat her down and had “the talk” with her, “When tweens go through puberty, they need to learn, first of all, about pregnancy tests. So I needed to let her know stuff because I am all about healthcare. And I am not about shaming,”
We Have A Verdict
From all the evidence above, we can safely conclude that Abraham’s actions don’t stem from the likeliness of being a cool mom but from being her daughter’s constant support.