In the Instagram image, taken aboard a plane, the couple’s third child is nestled in between her dad’s legs, with a hand keeping her in place, and the other hand holding the phone he’s looking at.
“One hand on the baby, one hand on the phone! And what has his attention? The phone of course,” wrote one fan.
“Who the hell holds a baby that way!! And he has 3 kids,” commented another.
Others defended Kanye, saying the little girl “looks safe and cozy” and “perfectly okay”, with some asking followers to “stop judging”.
So is this concern-trolling or do commenters have a point?
Well, there’s no question Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are good parents who would always do what’s best for their children – but it’s recommended babies be restrained while on an airplane, even when it’s a private jet.
America’s Federal Aviation Administration website states it “strongly urges you to secure your child in a CRS [child restraint system] or device for the duration of your flight”.
“It’s the smart and right thing to do so that everyone in your family arrives safely at your destination.”
And according to Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority, children sitting on their parent’s lap must “be secured by a supplementary loop belt” that is provided to them by crew members before the plane takes off.
“This will help to protect the infant or child during unexpected turbulence,” its website reads.
But the reality is, we don’t really know the circumstances in which this photo of Kanye and Chicago was taken. The plane might not have even taken off yet. So, how about we all keep our concerns to ourselves, ya?