Lara Worthington (née Bingle) appears to have sided with Kanye West amid the rapper’s public spat with ex-wife Kim Kardashian.
The Gold Digger star, 44, and the mother of his four children, 41, have been embroiled in a bitter blow-up in recent days after he sensationally claimed their eight-year-old daughter North was being ‘put on TikTok against his will’.
While Lara didn’t mention the warring couple by name, the notoriously private model, 34, re-shared a post on Instagram Stories on Monday that seemingly reflected her own view that ‘no eight year old’ needs to be on social media.
‘No eight year old needs to be on social media’: Lara Worthington (née Bingle) appears to have sided with Kanye West amid the rapper’s public spat with ex-wife Kim Kardashian
The post, written by influencer Courtney Trop, which has now been deleted from Lara’s account, read: ‘There literally is no eight year old that needs to be on social media. Correct. Go colour. Correct.
‘Fame and approval are addicting. When I was younger, a boy I went to high school with, whose name and face I remember very clearly, called me fat at the pool and after that I had severe mental problems with my body.
‘I only had to manage the kids in my high school and what they thought of me. Can you imagine being eight and having to manage the opinions and comments of millions of people? Insanity.’
Powerful statement: While Lara didn’t mention the warring couple by name, the notoriously private model, 34, re-shared this post on Instagram Stories on Monday that seemingly reflected her own view that ‘no eight year old’ needs to be on social media
Unlike Kim Kardashian, Lara prefers to keep her personal life out of the headlines.
Despite being a fixture of the Sydney tabloids in the late 2000s, these days she doesn’t even post the faces of her sons, Rocket, six, Racer, four, and River, one, on her social media accounts.
She and her husband, actor Sam Worthington, also didn’t reveal the name of their youngest son publicly until a year after he was born.
‘It may be a little different if this child wasn’t in the public eye, but still!’ Courtney Trop’s post continued.
‘If you’re a celebrity, a blogger, a YouTuber and I don’t care who you are but if you’re in the public protect your goddamn children. They are not just dollar signs.
‘There’s a blogger who does this with her kids too and it actually makes me want to puke!’
On Friday, Kardashian and Kanye were embroiled in a bitter war of words all over social media after the musician said North was being put on TikTok ‘against his will’.
Bitter argument: On Friday, Kardashian and Kanye were embroiled in a bitter war of words all over social media after the rapper said North was being put on TikTok ‘against his will’
Kardashian reportedly has strict rules when it comes to her eldest’s TikTok use, including not allowing her to have the app on her own phone after she went live without her permission in December.
Additionally, the elementary school student must have adult supervision to use her TikTok account, according to TMZ.
The row started as the father-of-four shared a picture of his eldest child on Instagram asking in the caption, ‘Since this is my first divorce I need to know what should I do about my daughter being put on TikTok against my will?’
Hours later, Kim hit back on her Instagram slamming Kanye’s ‘constant attacks’ on her, accusing him of causing their family ‘pain’ in a lengthy statement, where she referred to herself as the ‘main caregiver.’
Custody drama: The row started as the father-of-four shared a picture of his eldest child on Instagram asking in the caption, ‘Since this is my first divorce I need to know what should I do about my daughter being put on TikTok against my will?’
Kanye then responded again, screenshotting Kim’s statement and posting another response saying: ‘What do you mean by main provider ? America saw you try to kidnap my daughter on her birthday by not providing the address.’
‘You put security on me inside of the house to play with my son then accused me of stealing I had to take a drug test after Chicago’s party cause you accused me of being on drugs. Tracy Romulus stop manipulating Kim to be this way.’
Tracy Romulus is the Chief Financial Officer of Kim Kardashian West Brands and a close friend of the Hulu reality star.
In Kim’s lengthy rebuttal of Kanye’s initial post, she wrote: ‘Kanye’s constant attacks on me in interviews and social media is actually more hurtful than any TikTok North might create.
‘As the parent who is the main provider and caregiver for our children, I am doing my best to protect our daughter while also allowing her to express her creativity in the medium that she wishes with adult supervision – because it brings her happiness.
Hitting back: Kardashian issued a fiery response to her estranged husband after he claimed their daughter North is being put on TikTok ‘against his will’
‘Divorce is difficult enough on our children and Kanye’s obsession with trying to control and manipulate our situation so negatively and publicly is only causing further pain for all.’
‘From the beginning I have wanted nothing but a healthy and supportive co-parenting relationship because it is what is best for our children and it saddens me that Kanye continues to make it impossible every step of the way.’
She finished her post by stating: ‘I wish to handle all matters regarding our children privately and hopefully he can finally respond to the third attorney he has had in the last year to resolve any issues amicably.’
It comes just a month after Kanye stated in a podcast that he did not want North to appear on the social media platform, saying: ‘I’m not there to approve that.’
Trouble: Kim filed for divorce from Kanye in February last year, and relations between the former couple had initially been cordial (Pictured above with their children)
The post shows a screengrab of North in a TikTok video that was posted three days ago from the young one’s official account, that is shared with her mother Kim.
‘Kim and North’ currently has 5.5million followers and features a number of videos starring North with appearances by Kim.
The account stipulates in the bio that it is ‘managed by an adult’, presumably her mother.
In the original video, both North and her mother Kim are shown moving the camera around and lip-syncing to a song, attracting over 1.4million likes from fans.
Kim started the account back in November last year. The comments on the account are disabled, protecting North from any negative or inappropriate comments from trolls.
It is the latest sign of trouble between the former couple, who are currently sharing custody of their five children North, eight, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, two.
Split: It is the latest sign of trouble between the former couple, who are currently sharing custody of their five children North, eight, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, two