Kim Kardashian sparks huge backlash after posting topless photo taken by her daughter North

A lot has changed for Kim Kardashian and the rest of the Jenner-Kardashian extended family in the last few years. There have been break-ups, marriages, secret pregnancies and plenty of new children, but in many ways, things have stayed very similar. The product placement and insanely profitable Instagram modelling gigs are still a major part of their lives, and somehow the reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians is still going strong a decade after it debuted on our screens.

Following the family is always some sort of controversy, as they poke at the boundaries of acceptability every now and then. They seem to take it in turns when it comes to who's going to be grabbing the headlines each day, and with the news of Kylie Jenner's surprise (okay, not that surprising) pregnancy fading away, it's time for Kim to step back into the spotlight, but not necessarily for the best of reasons.

Kim has gotten into a bit of trouble with many of her fans after she posted a revealing photograph, one that just so happened to be taken by her four-year-old daughter, North West.

While this is the first time a young family member has gotten involved in this kind of shoot, it's not even the first (or second) time Kim has posted a photo like this in 2018. In mid-January she posted a nude shot of her laying on her bed, which was criticised by many seeing as it was posted soon after the birth of her third child. Then, a week later, she posted a topless photo that was barely blurred out, with many wondering how far she could go on the photo-sharing site.

This being the woman who once announced to the world, "Nude selfies until I die", it's not a surprise that she hasn't slowed down on that front. But this latest photo is a little difference, given that her daughter was the one to take the photo. She is shown mid-undressing, the caption reading "by North" and her daughter seen in the reflection of the mirror taking the photo.

This one post reminded many of the time Kris Jenner praised Kim during a nude photoshoot on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, in which she tells her "Kim, you're doing amazing sweetie!"

The photo has received 2.3 million likes, including some from Emily Ratajkowski and Kris Jenner, a big number that still doesn't quite scratch the surface of Kylie Jenner's recent post, which became Instagram's most-liked photo ever. However, as you can tell from the fact it has over 35,000 comments, plenty are debating whether this was the right thing to do or not.

Some have said that it's wildly inappropriate to include her young, impressionable daughter in this process, while others have argued that this is an overreaction. One thing is for sure, the fact that Kim made it clear that North took the photo either means she doesn't think it's an issue, or she's happy to stir the internet into a frenzy.