A Photo of Scott Disick and His Daughter Is Causing Major Backlash

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Scott Disick has caused some major backlash after posting a seemingly harmless photo of himself and his daughter, Penelope.

Keep scrolling to see why people are so angry…

Scott Disick is not one to stay out of controversy.

In fact, if you’ve ever watched Keeping Up With The Kardashians, you’ve seen firsthand the type of trouble that his wild hi-jinks have gotten him into.  

Since he made his first appearance as Kourtney’s boyfriend on KUWTK in 2007…

He seems to have caused nothing but drama and trouble amongst the famous family.

Who remembers the time when he shoved a hundred dollar bill into a waiter’s mouth?

This infamous 2010 episode of KUWTK included a scene that’s difficult to forget: A ridiculously drunk Disick getting deliberate with an innocent waiter for unknown reasons and then proceeded to shove a wadded-up $100 bill down his throat.  

Or the time he punched a mirror in Miami…

During a disagreement with then-girlfriend Kourtney about smoking pot in their apartment, Disick’s anger got the best of him and he smashed a mirror to pieces. The incident was featured on Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, leaving many fans to wonder about Scott having an anger problem.

Remember the time he called Kourtney “Fat?”

This incident happened shortly after Kourtney gave birth to their daughter Penelope. He decided it would be a good idea to go on about how she looked when they first met, and how different she looks now with the added baby weight. The remarks later made Kourt cry.  

Oh, and let’s not forget the countless times he cheated on Kourtney, the mother of his three children.

One of the most notable infidelities was in 2015 when he ran off to France with his ex-girlfriend, Chloe Bartoli. All while Kourtney stayed back in Calabasas taking care of their kids.

He also gave his underage girlfriend alcohol…

Not only is it totally gross that a then-33-year-old man would date a teenager (she was 19 at the time), but Scott also thought it would be a good idea to fly Bella Thorne to France for the sole purpose of the two of them being able to get wasted together.

Then there was the time he invited a random woman on the family vacation…

You might remember it from the 2017 KUWTK episode where the Kardashians invited Scott on their family vacation even though he and Kourtney had broken up in order to make him feel included. He decided to invite a mysterious woman named “Chelsea” to come along without consulting anyone else.  

AND that time he forgot his own daughter’s birthday!

Okay, this one is just plain sad. In July of 2016, Scott’s adorable daughter Penelope turned 4 years old. She celebrated in typical 4-year-old fashion, with a giant party in the Bahamas. But there was one important person missing from the festivities – Scott Disick,  who also failed to post anything on social media about his only daughter’s big day.

I could go on and on, but luckily, Scott seems to have been avoiding negative publicity for the last few years.

He has been working on his alcohol problem and he has been focusing on being a better father to his children.

He and Kourtney seem to be on good times…

And his relationship with twenty-one-year-old Sofia Richie was even given the nod of approval by the Kardashians… even though she is so much younger than him.

Reports are in that Scott and Sofia have recently split up…

But regardless of this unfortunate break up, Scott seems to be doing better than ever.

He has been spending more time with his children…

And as any parent can agree, being present is vital during these younger ages.

They are growing up so quickly…

And it’s clear to see that they’re their father’s kids!

For once, the reality star has been living his life drama free…

But with the internet being the internet, there is always something that will trigger someone.

An old photo has been brought back up…

Scott posted this cute photo back in 2019 of him and Penelope, captioning it: “Best first date of 2019!”  

Seems innocent enough, right?

Wrong! It seems that the internet has a huge problem with this seemingly innocent selfie.

It didn’t take long for the negative comments to come flooding in…

Several people were offended by the photo and accused young Penelope of pulling her eyes back in a way that would be derogatory to Asian people.

Many people blamed Scott directly for not correcting his child.

Instagram user @lagaratica condemned Scott for his decision to post the pic in the first place and draw attention to something that could be taken as racism.

Another user called on Scott to make a public apology…

They also commented on how disrespectful this gesture was to make while in a sushi restaurant, of all places. “In a Japanese restaurant, any white person lifting up eyelids is committing a racist act.”

One person blamed both Scott and Kourtney for their daughter’s behavior.

“Her not knowing that pulling her eyes back is offensive is not an excuse for her PARENTS,” said @missamal93. “They should have said something.”

Others, however, saw the photo differently.

This user, who claims to be “Asian AF,” saw no offense in the gesture. They claimed that the direction in which she was pulling her eyelids was what made all the difference.

Others called out the outraged commenters for being too sensitive.

Eluke3 chalked up the photo as nothing more than “a child making faces,” and that people were making too much of a big deal out of “a man having dinner with his daughter.”

Others demanded that everyone leave poor Penelope alone.

“Come on guys she’s young,” said one commenter, which another condemned online trolls for refusing to let this little girl grow up without being “traumatized” for making a “funny face.”

Response to the photo continued over at Twitter, as well.

“IT IS SHAMEFUL!” said outraged user @naliastyles, who also tagged Scott, Kourtney, and (for some unknown reason) Kylie Jenner in the post hoping to get a response.   


Just like it was on Instagram, the feedback was a mixed bag.

Twitter user @ashleycam2883 seemed disgusted by people who she deemed to be “picking on children.” “People need to grow up and talk about real issues.”

User @FaithHough agreed.

She compared Penelope’s goofy face to the faces her own children make in an effort to gross her out, stating point blank that “it’s not racist.” “She’s acting like a six year old.”

Still not finished expressing herself, user @ashleycam2883 has more to say on the matter.

She blames the outrage on people like Perez Hilton, who doesn’t seem involved in the story at all, and claims that “if something a child does makes you uncomfortable then you really need to take a hard look at yourself.”

It seems that this has all been one huge misunderstanding…

And the fact that people have been attacking Penelope – a child – really does go to say it all.