More often than not, even the most dedicated mommy-shamers are inclined to give Kourtney a pass. Compared to Scott Disick's bad behavior, after all, she looks like the best mother in the world.
But after she shared one particular photo of her children recently, her own fans turned on her -- questioning her judgment and calling her "sick."
Here's the photo, and you won't have to guess what got people all up-in-arms this time:
So this photo features Mason Disick, who is seven, appearing to kiss his sister Penelope, who is five, on the lips.
We've talked before about how the Kardashians are one of those weird kiss-on-the-lips families.
We know and love people who come from those families but it's really weird.
Interestingly, it's this particular photo getting people's ire, and not one of the photos from Kourtney's recent photoshoot of her kids.
It showed Kourtney kissing Reign on the lips, and showed another kiss between Mason and Penelope.
We guess that maybe it doesn't concern the mommy-shamers as much if it's part of a photoshoot and might have been staged?
But they sure as hell didn't mince words about the above photo -- and remember, these are Kourtney's fans and followers leaving these comments:
"Are they kissing again?"
"Why would you post this?"
"You think it’s okay for Mason to kiss his sister in mouth? Better watch what you teaching them!"
"No kiss only hugs."
That last comment may have been left by a concerned, gentle giant or maybe The Hulk, but you get the idea.
Though, clearly, children can kiss.
That's what cheeks are for.
In fact, baby cheeks are so irresistibly kissable that, honestly, good luck getting your kids to NOT kiss their little siblings on the cheeks.
But kissing on the lips is weird.
We don't, however, think that Kourtney is raising her kids to become Lannisters or Targaryens or whichever fictional incestuous family from Game of Thrones comes to mind.
She's not even accidentally grooming them to be inappropriate.
To them, that's just normal affection.
We have to remember that it doesn't actually cross any lines.
We also have to remember that, on the other end of the spectrum, there are families that don't even hug each other.
That's way more unhealthy than kissing two inches to the right or left of where normal folks do.
This is just, like, a quirk.
Social pressure from friends' reactions will probably make Mason and Penelope grow out of it in a few years, if anyone's really that concerned.
As you might recall, mommy-shamers targeted Kim Kardashian recently when they thought that North was dressed inappropriately.
Their family is used to it.
Needless to say, there are some truly bad parents in this world who do horrible things to their children.
Kourtney just doesn't seem to be one of them.
We wish that we'd see even half as many people and even half as much energy directed at actual abusers as we do
And, not for nothing, but we don't know that Mason and Penelope were actually kissing.
Kourtney gave us zero context except to promote one of her app's posts -- about her home's technology rules for her kids -- in the captions.
Hey, with the controversy at all, we guess that even more people than usual saw the caption.
That may have been her goal all along.