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Kim Kardashian is nearing her final trimester of pregnancy right now, and that means that her belly is seriously big and bumpin’! She looks great, and we hear she’s finally enjoying herself, but that also means that she’s now facing the plight of pregnant women everywhere: the ever-present belly touch.

Kim was at the E! Network upfront in New York recently, and because the Kardashians are such a famous bunch, a work event also counts as family time! In one photo from the event, Kim was hanging with Kourtney’s boyfriend Scott Disick and her stepbrother (and new addition to Keeping Up With The Kardashians) Brody Jenner. Everyone’s laughing and having a good time, and Brody has his hands squarely on Kim’s baby bump!  

OK, the picture is admittedly very cute, and Brody is family so it’s not quite the same, but it did make us get to thinking about this issue. The media world has felt free to pick apart Kim’s pregnancy in minute detail, and it’s not unlike the universal problem of baby bump fondling. It seems like people feel free to touch pregnant women on the stomach, even though they certainly wouldn’t do the same were that belly currently baby-free.

Granted, given the scrutiny Kim’s been under recently, an unsolicited belly grab is probably the least of her problems. But should Brody feel free to be so hands on? We want your opinion!

In any event, Brody was grabbing Kim’s baby bump, and it’s kind of adorable. Carry on!