to wonder why on earth HQ chose a mahoosive photo of a baby with pierced ears to head the new home page?

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bibbitybobbityyhat Wed 04-May-16 12:01:16

confused

I can't think of a single topic which has caused more bun fighting on here than baby ear piercing. The vast majority (I'd guess at least 80% ??) of Mumsnetters have really strong feelings against this practice.

What an odd choice!

PaulAnkaTheDog Wed 04-May-16 12:03:27

I doubt anyone is going to hold it against the sweet baby. hmm

ArmySal Wed 04-May-16 12:03:52

Agreed. I hate them in babies, btw.

WaitrosePigeon Wed 04-May-16 12:04:39

Yes, very odd choice/

splendide Wed 04-May-16 12:04:52

That is a scrumptious baby.

NannawifeofBaldr Wed 04-May-16 12:07:03

Perhaps the baby belongs to someone at MNHQ?

Becky546 Wed 04-May-16 12:07:58

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ScarlettDarling Wed 04-May-16 12:08:45

But she is the most gorgeous baby...who cares if her ears are pierced?!

WorraLiberty Wed 04-May-16 12:12:28

I agree it's an odd choice given all the bun fights.

I don't think anyone's disagreeing that she's cute.

ZacharyQuack Wed 04-May-16 12:12:42

The photo is for a "discussion of the day" so I assume there'll be a new photo tomorrow. Perhaps MN are going to deliberately use photos referencing controversial topics. Tomorrow: Shoes on Carpet, Next Week: Harley Davidson in P&C parking.

That's a very cute baby.

bibbitybobbityyhat Wed 04-May-16 12:14:05

"I doubt anyone is going to hold it against the sweet baby. hmm "

Agreed.

But what do you think of HQ's thinking Paul?

WorraLiberty Wed 04-May-16 12:15:11

I may offer them a photo of my toilet brush Zachary grin

Tiggeryoubastard Wed 04-May-16 12:15:19

That does seem a really silly choice.

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 04-May-16 12:17:39

I could send them a photo of my cutlery drawer.

WorraLiberty Wed 04-May-16 12:19:12

Or someone's DH, wanking off to porn grin

Ok I accept I've gone way to far blush

<< Takes self outside and administers a good kicking >>

PaulAnkaTheDog Wed 04-May-16 12:20:31

I think they posted a picture of a cute baby because it was sweet and quite rightly didn't hold her having her ears pierced against her. The bun fights are to do with parents piercing young babies ears, the parenting. It wouldn't have even occurred to me that someone would make a thread about this because it's just a picture of a cute baby.

splendide Wed 04-May-16 12:21:24

Is there a picture of a toddler with a fruit shoot and a bowl of coco pops perhaps?

NannawifeofBaldr Wed 04-May-16 12:25:59

Paul I'm with you.

It's a picture of a very beautiful child, that's all.

novemberchild Wed 04-May-16 12:26:21

Perhaps some Facebook glittery shite and some Aloe gel?

SpidersFromMars Wed 04-May-16 12:26:37

A penis beaker. Or some pombears. Or a cutted up pear.

RainbowJack Wed 04-May-16 12:27:52

MN is for everyone not just what posters deem acceptable.

bibbitybobbityyhat Wed 04-May-16 12:28:05

I still don't understand all this about "holding it against the baby". A really obtuse thing to say.

No one blames babies for having pierced ears, surely? Not even the seriously hard of thinking.

PortiaCastis Wed 04-May-16 12:30:42

I wonder if the gorgeous baby's Mum in on this site?

PaulAnkaTheDog Wed 04-May-16 12:32:30

I think what I mean is pretty obvious. I also don't think this thread is actually very nice either. Some parent is probably very happy that their baby's picture is being used. I imagine they'd be quite hurt if they saw this thread; where people are comparing it to mumsnet no-nos and standing jokes. Light hearted comments or not, they are off the back of a picture of a child, not just some hypothetical thread on the internet.

Tiggeryoubastard Wed 04-May-16 12:33:06

If I was marketing something and using a pic of a baby, given a choice of pierced or unpierced I'd go for the unpierced. Guess I'd prefer the non piercing parent to profit rather than the one that puts holes in a child.

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