A petition to ban ear piercing for children is blowing up in the United Kingdom, with almost 30,000 people signing it in a week.
The campaign was started by a woman named Susan Ingram on the website 38 Degrees. Ingram says she believes ear piercing is a form of "child cruelty," and asks the U.K. minister for children and families, Edward Timpson, to take up the cause.
Pretty soon, the campaign caught the attention of lawmakers. Mark Tami, a member of the U.K.'s Parliament, told The Guardian he planned to bring up the issue at the House of Commons.
Some people who supported the petition wrote that they wanted to let their child make their own choices about their body.
And some went even further, comparing it to child abuse.
But to some people online, ear piercing for babies is not a big deal.
Of course, the internet has argued about this issue before. People totally freaked out when Kim Kardashian pierced her daughter North West's ears last year, and when Gisele Bündchen did so the year before to her child.
Metro UK pointed out that this latest wave of outrage may be linked to a British TV show called Blinging Up Baby. In the show, a mother pierced the ears of her 4-month-old daughter...
And people were really pissed.
But is piercing a baby's ears really that dangerous?
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So, should there be a minimum age for ear piercing?