If we needed any evidence of Kim Kardashian being social media's favourite punchbag, this is it! Days after receiving flak for sharing 'photo-shopped' pictures on Instagram, the reality TV star is at the receiving end of intense hate on social media platforms yet again. The reason? There are reports of her hiring a surrogate to carry her third child. 

On Thursday, Reuters reported that Kim Kardashian and her husband, Kanye West, have apparently made a deal of over  $113,000 to hire a surrogate for carrying their third child. 

The report suggests that the decision was taken after a doctor advised and alerted the reality star against another high-risk pregnancy.

Here's how Twitter users reacted to the news: 

The comments seem to be in terrible taste, considering the fact that Kardashian has spoken openly about her medical struggles during her pregnancies with daughter North, born in 2013, and son Saint, born in 2015, on her E! reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

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In a recent episode, Kardashian spoke about considering surrogacy for future children with West.

The reality star has given detailed accounts on her blog about the difficulties she experienced during her two labors, and the TV show has followed her various surgeries and doctor consultations in a bid to resolve them.

"I think I always knew that surrogacy was an option, but I didn't think it was that realistic of an option, and now I feel like that's my reality," Kardashian said in an April episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

This has been a difficult year for the couple.

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Kardashian was the victim of a robbery in Paris last October, in which millions of dollars' worth of jewels was stolen from her. That prompted her to boost security measures and to take a break from public engagements and prolific social media postings.

Late last year, West cancelled a December tour and was hospitalized after an apparent mental health breakdown.

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The couple have embraced a more modest social media presence over the past few months, with Kardashian occasionally posting glimpses into their family life.

On Wednesday, the reality star launched her own solo make-up line, which sold out within hours.

With Inputs From Reuters

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