Kim Kardashian, the reality television star and entrepreneur, recently announced that she has hired a male nanny, also known as a 'manny', for her children. This revelation was made on an episode of “The Kardashians” that aired on October 19th.
Kardashian, who is a mother of four, stated that she felt a male nanny would be a positive influence on her son Saint. The decision to hire a 'manny' comes in the wake of her highly-publicized divorce from rapper Kanye West, sparking a heated debate on social media.
Critics argue that the children already have a father figure in their lives - Kanye West. However, Kim has defended her decision, stating that the 'manny' is there to provide additional male presence in the house.
Despite the controversy, Kim revealed that Kanye has been cordial with the new manny, even going as far as to play two-on-two with Saint. The cordial relationship between Kanye and the manny seems to have dispelled initial fears Kim had about telling Kanye about the hiring.
This decision by Kim Kardashian not only highlights the growing acceptance of male nannies in society but also breaks stereotypes associated with gender roles in childcare.
However, the internet's reaction to Kim's decision has been mixed, with some supporting her choice, while others criticize it, pointing out that Kanye is still present in his children's lives. Also, much of the trolling and backlash come from it being her decision to get a divorce.
In spite of the criticism, Kim stands by her decision, believing that the 'manny' provides a valuable male influence for her children post-divorce.