David Beckham has sparked a parenting debate after his latest Instagram post sent some fans into a wildly melodramatic fit of fury.
The former footballer yesterday posted a photograph to social media of himself and his daughter Harper on holiday in Tanzania, sharing an affectionate moment between family members.
Becks captioned the image ‘Kiss for Daddy’ with an adorable little love heart emoji.
The father-of-four is seen kissing Harper, 5, on the lips and some people are not happy about it.
Feeling a totally irrational and unwarranted need to weigh in on this display of familial love, one user wrote, “David, to kiss lips of your daughter that’s wrong”, while another said, “To be honest kissing your daughter on the lips is a little weird.”
One Instagram commentator even wrote:
Pervert in a closet
Victoria Beckham also came under fire when she dared kiss Harper on her birthday in July of last year.
Although the majority of people have defended the Beckhams and their parenting skills, dubbing these moments ‘beautiful’, it’s still painful to think a parent could be made to feel uncomfortable or concerned about publicly showing their children affection.
There’s enough hate in the world, folks. Any display of love and affection – whatever form it might take – is fine by me.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.