KIM Kardashian was slammed over “mistreatment” of her new pet bearded dragon Speed.
After sharing a photo of her daughter North posing with the dressed up reptile, fans said “animals are not toys.”
Kim was slammed over ‘mistreatment’ of her new pet bearded dragonCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The pet wore a robe and jewelCredit: Instagram
Fans responded by stating that ‘animals are not toys’Credit: Instagram
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star took to Instagram earlier this week to share a number of snaps that showed seven-year-old North holding up the pet, who was dressed in a robe from her SKIMS line and had a “Lil Uzi jewel” placed on Speed’s forehead.
“Speed was really my BFF Allison’s and we babysat for a week and she never left and it’s been months!”
The 40-year-old continued: “Speed got a makeover with custom Skims Cozy and even the Lil Uzi jewel (Speed actually got the jewel a few months back; North always knows what’s up!).
“North and her bearded dragon go everywhere together it’s kinda cute!”
The reality star said the pet was ‘kinda cute’Credit: Instagram
She shared a number of snaps of North and SpeedCredit: Instagram
Kim dressed the pet in a SKIMS robeCredit: Instagram
While a number of Kim’s fans took to the comments section to gush over North and Speed, others called out the reality star for not taking proper care of the pet.
One fan wrote: “Animals are not toys.”
Another person added: “The animals are not toys….”
A third chimed in: “Hey Kim can you please take them Gem off speedy … Bearded dragons have a “third eye” that helps them sensor predators . Also it looks like you might keep him on sand i would recommend taking that out.”
Many fans agreed that ‘animals are not toys’Credit: Instagram
Fans asked Kim to take the jewel off of SpeedCredit: Instagram
One person said they didn’t ‘agree with the way the animal is being treated’Credit: Instagram
One fan commented “??poor animal,” as another added: “Not sure I agree with the way the animal is being treated ?”
A following person commented: “the beardie needs its nails looked at. So overgrown. Please take to vet. They’re not toys.”
Many agreed with the sentiment, as someone else wrote: “The animals are not toys….”
One fan said that Speed’s nails need to be ‘looked at’Credit: Instagram
Someone else said ‘poor animal’Credit: Instagram
A fan said ‘the reptile community is cringing’Credit: Instagram
Others said ‘you’re not supposed to hold it like that’Credit: Instagram
Others criticized Kim for dressing the pet in clothes, as one person wrote: “ok, but don’t put clothes on it ?”
A following person added: “The reptile community is cringing?”
A number of fans also criticized Kim for allowed North to hold Speed to way she was, as one person said: “you’re not supposed to hold it like that bruh.”
The backlash comes as Kim is in the process of divorcing Kanye West, 43.
Kim recently filed for divorce from KanyeCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The Sun previously revealed that the couple’s marriage ended when they had a huge blowout fight about where to go for vacation during the summer.
A source exclusively told The Sun: “Friends have been told that the final straw came when Kim and Kanye were making family summer plans and they couldn’t agree.”
The insider continued: “What seemed like nothing more than a simple conversation over dates and locations escalated, and sadly it turned into a huge blowout argument.
“The final fight that ended their marriage was over nothing more than summer plans.
“It was one blowout fight that wasn’t even that serious and it pushed Kim over the edge.”
The pair share four kids togetherCredit: Refer to Caption