Duff then shared a sweet black and white photo showing her holding Banks in the kitchen - pierced ears and all. The comments started flooding in with many saying it's "unnecessary" to cause a child pain for a trivial beauty procedure and some going as far as to call it abuse.
But the comments weren't all bad. A lot of women jumped to Duff's defence, saying that it's her choice and - quite rightfully - that there are a lot worse things going on in the world. "I don't know why people feel the need to mum shame? This is a beautiful photos! Hilary isn't likely to take her daughters earnings out just because a bunch of strangers tell her how horrible of a mum she is for doing it in the first place... there are far worse things parents do to their children," one person wrote.
"This is the most unproblematic Disney character we have... y’all goin leave Lizzie McGuire alone 😒" another said.
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This article originally appeared on InStyle Australia