Kourtney Kardashian was repeatedly called out for “dangerous” parenting decisions after the 17-year-old Alabama shared racy pictures

KOURTNEY Kardashian fans are known for choosing their parenting styles with both their kids and stepkids.

The Hulu star has three children with ex Scott Disick: Mason, 13; Penelope, 10; and dominion, 8.

Kourtney has three children: Mason, Penelope and Reign


Kourtney has three children: Mason, Penelope and ReignCredit: INSTAGRAM/travisbarker
Reign is Kourtney's youngest child


Reign is Kourtney’s youngest childCredit: Instagram/Kourtney Kardashian
Fans claim Kourtney's stepdaughter Alabama's posts are'a little too much'


Fans claim Kourtney’s stepdaughter Alabama’s posts are ‘a little too much’Photo credit: TikTok @alabamabarker

In 2022, Kourtney married Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker, who has two children – Alabama, 17; and Landon, 19 – who they now make Kourtney’s stepchildren.

Over the years, fans have criticized Kourtney for her “bad” and “dangerous” parenting style.

Take a look at the times fans have called out Kourt – including this week’s latest backlash.


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Travis’ youngest daughter recently shared pictures of herself enjoying a sunny day by the pool.

The blonde teenager relaxed in a cheeky red bikini on a massive float shaped like a vintage telephone.

Alabama posts frequently on her social media accounts


Alabama posts frequently on her social media accountsCredit: TikTok/Alabama Barker

Alabama’s back was in full view as she lay face down on the pink float.

In a second snap, the teenager posed at the edge of the pool, again with his back to the camera.

A third showed off her cleavage and makeup-free face while enjoying the water.

She captioned her post: “I feel you in my head.”

But fans weren’t happy with the content as they urged the 17-year-old to stop being older than her.

Many took to Reddit to blame Kourtney and Travis for not having stricter rules around their daughter.

“This kid is so young,” one wrote, while a second agreed, “it’s so gnarly, has travis liked it and commented appropriately yet?” My goodness.”


“Someone raised this kid,” one fan captioned Alabama’s recent Instagram photosCredit: Instagram/alabamaluelabarker

“It’s getting more and more worrying. report your account. Lol,” demanded a third.

“Why isn’t that ‘child pornography’? For heaven’s sake, someone call CPS. Wtf!” a fourth wounded.

“Who takes it? Lol please don’t be Kourt,” suggested a fifth.

“That makes me sick. Only because it is encouraged by everyone around her and her parents are not protective of her. You absolutely know what sick shit are looking for this exact type of material,” complained another.

“Somebody raised this kid!!!!!!” a final plea.


Last October, Kourt received backlash from fans after Reign, eight, gave the middle finger in a photo.

In a post shared by Kardashians fans on a popular Instagram account, Reign shocked fans.

The two photos showed one long-haired Reign from 2019 and the other, a more recent snap, of the boy running errands with Kourtney and Travis.

Reign turned off the camera in both photos.

The post, captioned “Reign is hilarious,” quickly drew backlash from fans for the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum’s parenting style in the comments section.

Reign has given photographers the middle finger before


Reign has given photographers the middle finger beforePhoto credit: BackGrid

One person wrote: “I don’t think it’s hilarious! Bad behavior.”

A second fan commented, “There’s nothing cute about that.”

“Kourtney doesn’t know how to raise kids, every time I see her kids they always do something bad,” claimed another person.

A fourth fan raged, “Personally, I love and adore the Kardashians… but honestly, Kourtney’s kids are so spoiled and not disciplined at all!”

They continued, “Kourtney, that’s not how you raise your kids. It is absolutely bad parenting.”

“… How about teaching these children manners and respect?” asked another.


Last summer, the reality star filmed Penelope and Reign in the back seat of Travis’ old Chevrolet convertible.

The family took a trip to the beach together after Travis was discharged from the hospital after a life-threatening battle with pancreatitis.

Kourtney filmed herself in the passenger seat before turning the camera on Penelope and Reign in the back.

They struggled to stare ahead as the wind lashed their faces and were strapped in with horizontal seat belts that had no cross-over surcingles.

Penelope is Kourtney's middle child


Penelope is Kourtney’s middle childPhoto credit: Instagram

Critics claimed the children’s seat belts were dangerous and slammed Kourtney for letting them ride in the “unsafe” car.

One wrote on Instagram: “These seat belts have been scientifically proven to be unsafe but okay. I think mood counts more than anything else.”

Another added in a Reddit thread: “Poor kids. Not at all sure, I wouldn’t leave my kids in those seat belts in an old convertible like that.”

A third commented: “Reign is [eight] he should still be in a car seat.”

Another pointed out: “The kids look miserable haha.”


During a camping trip last summer, Kourtney shared photos of Penelope as she ziplined through the woods and through the trees.

In the next photo, a tactical survival arc was placed on the ground and on a log.

As the series of photos continued, the 10-year-old girl stood next to the target stand.

She was near the shooting range that had the bullseye for archers.

Penelope recently uploaded a TikTok with her father, Scott Disick


Penelope recently uploaded a TikTok with her father, Scott DisickPhoto Credit: TikTok/pandkourt

Penelope was wrapped in a blanket while standing on the green field.

The Poosh founder appeared to have covered her stomach and added a padded jacket to her layers during the family’s camping trip.

Eagle-eyed Kardashian fans were divided on being proud of Penelope for being “fearless” and upset that the reality star allowed her little one to be near such a deadly weapon.

Fans also argued that Kourtney’s daughter could have been hit by a stray arrow since she was standing near the bullseye.

One reviewer said, “Okay, still dangerous, but Penelope is the coolest.”

Another reviewer added, “It’s obvious now that Penelope was the one looking for spooky things.”

A third reviewer remarked, “Penelope is a savage.”

A fourth person claimed, “No parental supervision.”

One commenter chimed in: “Why did you leave your kid in the middle of dangerous archery?”


In November, Kourt gave a tour of the large backyard of her home.

Reign interrupted the tour by shouting out an NSFW word in the video.

As she walked along the edge of her pool, Kourtney Reign briefly caught jumping on the trampoline with a friend.

Upon seeing the reality star, the eight-year-old demanded, “Mom, get on the dune trampoline!”

Kourtney replied, “Oh, I’m coming,” and then continued to record the scenic view.


During a restaurant opening in Los Angeles last year, Reign had enough of the photographers.

The tot accompanied his mother and Travis, 46, to the grand opening of vegan restaurant Crossroads Kitchen in Calabasas, California on Thursday.

Travis is an investor in legendary chef Tal Ronnen’s upscale restaurant, which also has a location in West Hollywood.

He shared photos from the ribbon-cutting ceremony on his Instagram Stories, where Reign spearheaded the reveal.

Reign didn't have it with the photographers during a restaurant opening in Los Angeles


Reign didn’t have it with the photographers during a restaurant opening in Los AngelesPhoto credit: Getty

In the snaps, Kourtney and Travis watched as the boy cut the ribbon with scissors to mark the restaurant’s official opening.

In the picture, Reign and Penelope stood in the restaurant’s patio area while Travis spoke to a woman who appeared to be involved with the project.

Reign seemed distracted by cameras capturing her image from afar as he leaned over a railing and flashed his middle fingers.

Travis didn’t seem to notice the mishap, and Kourtney was nowhere to be seen.


While guesting on Amanda Hirsch’s Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast, Kourtney admitted she’s sleeping with Penelope.

“She has slept with me every day since she was born and almost still does,” said the 43-year-old.

Kourtney and Penelope share a TikTok account


Kourtney and Penelope share a TikTok accountCredit: TikTok/pandkourt

“Unless she has a friend staying the night or she’s leaving me to sleep with Travis or Aunt Coco [Khloe Kardashian] or Aunt Kiki’s [Kim Kardashian]. But apart from that we are so close.”

Amanda praised Kourtney for being a “very all-encompassing” mom who “doesn’t follow any of the rules [she’s] shall.”

Kourtney agreed, stressing how similar she is to her “mini-me” Penelope.

“I can’t even explain it. She’s my girl I don’t worry about,” the reality star said.

Listeners voiced their differing opinions on Kourtney’s parenting in an online thread.

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One wrote: “I’ll be honest, I find this a bit strange. How good if the kid is about 5 but 10???”

Another wrote: “These poor kids have no privacy. Imagine you are ten years old and the whole world, including all your friends, sees this. Any 10-year-old I know would be embarrassed.”

Kourtney with her eldest child, Mason


Kourtney with her eldest child, MasonPhoto credit: Instagram
Kourtney was often berated by fans for her


Kourtney was often berated by fans for her “bad upbringing”.Credit: Instagram/courtneykardash


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: celine@dailynationtoday.com.

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