Farrah Abraham has been defending her decision to allow her 13-year-old daughter, Sophia, to have her nose pierced, claiming that it was legal and safe. “I think her generation of 13 is much different than my generation of 13,” the “Teen Mom” alum, 30, stated to TMZ in a video published. “Sophia is the first… in my family to get a septum piercing, especially at 13.”
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Abraham made certain to note that she was present to chaperone Sophia rather than let her daughter go off on her own and possibly put herself in danger. “I would rather it be by a professional, sanitized and clean, than my teen going, sneaking off and doing it herself and getting an infection,” she stated.
Abraham joked that maybe it was just “the cool mom” in her or that she was a “loving parent.” She also pointed out that the piercing was performed by a professional. The MTV personality conceded that although she initially disagreed with the idea of letting Sophia pierce her nose, the teenager managed the process like a pro.
“She did better than her COVID shot. I am shocked,” she boasted. Abraham explained that ultimately, all she really wants is for her daughter to be as happy as possible.
“To those who might feel it is inappropriate that my daughter got her nose professionally done, legally done, I’m all about being legal,” she said. “We abided by the law. I am doing my best as a parent to make sure that she is healthy and happy, and I covered those bases.”
She added, “So congratulations to Sophia. I’m wishing her the best in her teen years, and if she wants to get more piercings, more power to her.”
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Last week, the daughter of Abraham, Sophia, took to Instagram to share a video of her getting her nose pierced.
“I got my septum piercing for my birthday!” the teen wrote on her post. “I am so happy with how it turned out! I am the first person in my family to get a septum piercing at 13! Birthday wish came true!”
Sophia’s video was met with criticism, with many followers chastising Abraham for allowing her daughter to have the piercing done at such a young age.
“A septum piercing at her age is too young,” one person wrote.
“Are you serious? A septum piercing for a 13-year-old? She’s still a baby,” someone else said.
“Rocks for brains,” another said.
Abraham has been criticized over the past for allowing his daughter to dye her hair.
Abraham has been forced to defend herself in the past against critics who have criticized her parenting style. In August 2021, she was labeled a “bad mom” for allowing her daughter to dye her hair.
In June 2009, Abraham began her reality TV career on MTV’s “16 and Pregnant”. Her father, Derek Underwood, had died in a car accident during filming. Abraham later starred in spin-offs such as “Teen Mom,” “Teen Mom OG” and “Teen Mom: Family Reunion.”