A young mum has hit back at social media users who labelled the decision to pierce young babies ears as “child abuse”.
UK mum Rebekah Musson, has addressed the criticism a mum has been copping since a video of her daughter undergoing the procedure went viral on Facebook.
In the video posted to Piercings Official, a baby can be seen screaming as her ears are pierced and her mother tries to soothe her.
Musson’s daughter Maddison is not the baby pictured in the video, but did undergo the procedure when she was four-months-old – a similar age to the baby featured in the video.
The 23-year-old told the Hull Daily Mail she failed to see how the act could fall under child abuse, as some commenters had suggested.
"Did she cry? Yes for a split second. Do I regret it? No," the mum-of-two said of her daughter, who is now two years old and loves her earrings.
"My daughter loves her earnings and she sees herself as Batman with pretty ears. It's much easier to get them done as a baby than when they're older. Fact."
"How that could be described as child abuse I have no idea. It hurt her for but a second and it really was that. She didn't cry like the baby in the video. That was a bit extreme."