As the most recognized couple perhaps in the world, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West have generated a lot of attention to their family and relationship over the last several years. The latest development in their separation is a feud over whether their daughter North should be using social media.
Kanye West is not happy with Kim Kardashian at the moment. In fact, he seems furious. In a recent post on his personal Instagram, he shared a screenshot of his daughter North and expressed his concern that Kim is allowing her to be on TikTok without his permission.
Kanye Doesn't Want North Using TikTok
Kanye has always been, er, opinionated. And this time is no different. He is furious that Kim facilitated their daughter North's use of TikTok.
"SINCE THIS IS MY FIRST DIVORCE I NEED TO KNOW WHAT I SHOULD DO ABOUT MY DAUGHTER BEING PUT ON TIK TOK AGAINST MY WILL ?" he wrote in the caption.
The whole thing has blown up into a bit of a feud. Kim shared a note on her Instagram story detailing her side of things. "Kanye's constant attacks on me in interviews and on social media is actually more hurtful than any TikTok North might create," she wrote. "I am doing my best to protect our daughter while also allowing her to express her creativity in the medium that she wishes with adult supervision - because it brings her happiness."
She said she has always wanted a "healthy and supportive co-parenting relationship because it is what is best" for their family. But she is disappointed in the way Kanye is handling the matter.
Kanye responded yet again on his Instagram, this time sharing the terms and services of TikTok when it comes to minors. "America saw you try to kid nap my daughter on her birthday by not providing the address," he wrote in the caption of another post that shared the screenshot of Kim's story. "You put security on me inside of the house to play with my son then accused me of stealing I had to take a drug test after Chicago’s party cause you accused me of being on drugs."
Kanye Has Every Reason To Be Concerned about North's TikTok Use
Regardless of the other issues they've had while co-parenting in the wake of their separation, Kanye has a point. Objectively, very little good can come from allowing young children to use social media sites like TikTok – for many reasons.
Not only does it result in exposure to unhealthy, mature content that kids don't need to see, but it sets them up to be bait for pedophiles. A study found that 50% of the photos shared on child porn sites were taken from social media. It may seem innocent enough to share photos and videos of your kids all over the internet (or allow them to share photos of themselves), but the more they're shown to the public, the more they're targets for pedophiles to exploit. These monsters are even known to paste the photos of children's faces to another child's naked body.
We're Team Kanye on this one. In the matter of protecting your children from things on the internet that could damage them in profound ways, he's right on the money.