David Beckham Hits Out At Daily Mail Over Parenting Criticism

by : UNILAD on : 11 Aug 2015 12:47


David Beckham has hit back at The Daily Mail after they criticised his parenting skills this week in an article that asked why his daughter was still using a dummy.


The footballing legend and father-of-four, in an Instagram post, said the news giants had “no right” to criticise his “controversial” decision to allow four-year-old Harper to use the dummy.

The article, published on Monday, claimed that Harper was “well beyond the age” that health experts would recommend the use of a pacifier, and went on to say that the Beckham family were putting Harper at risk of developing problems with her speech and teeth growth.

Furthermore, the article even introduced a ‘parenting expert’, who expressed disproval at the Beckhams’ continued allowance of the pacifier and unbelievably suggested that it could all be down to Harper being their last child.

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Shortly after the article went viral online, with many people sticking up for the couple, a response was issued by David on his Instagram account.

The caption reads, in full: “Why do people feel they have the right to criticize a parent about their own children without having any facts? Everybody who has children knows that when they aren’t feeling well or have a fever you do what comforts them best and most of the time it’s a pacifier.

So those who criticize think twice about what you say about other people’s children because actually you have no right to criticize me as a parent…”


The post has since garnered close to 600,000 likes on the popular image sharing platform, with an overwhelming amount of support for David and Victoria in the comment section.

I think it’s safe to say that he won this war. Beckham 1 – 0 Daily Mail.

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  1. Independent

    David Beckham hits back at Daily Mail for questioning his decision to let four-year-old daughter Harper use a dummy