Everyone has an opinion about how you should parent, and sometimes it feels like you just can’t win, right?
David Beckham recently took his daughter, Harper, 8, ice skating and posted an adorable photo of the two from the rink. In the photo, David is kissing his daughter on the lips and the judgement on the innocent father-daughter moment was swift.
To most people, this is an innocent and beautiful photo of a father sharing his love for his daughter. But to others…. not so much.
But fans left angry comments under the post, basically saying it was highly inappropriate.
“Shame on your behavior with your daughter,” one “fan” wrote in a comment.
“Not good kissing with your daughter on the lips, especially after a certain age. Seriously,” another wrote.
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Luckily, some of Beckham’s other followers came to his defense.
“My dad always kissed me on the lips. Old fashioned British logic. Love laugh live x,” someone wrote.
“Can’t beat dad & daughter moments. My dad is 89 and is and always will be my hero,” said another.
It’s good to see some people still have their senses about them!
This isn’t the first time David has been chastised for kissing his child on the lips. He had posted a similar image earlier this year and received similar negative feedback then as well.“Shame on your behavior with your daughter,” one “fan” wrote at the time.
In 2017, Beckham directly addressed the criticism he’s received for posting such photos. “I got actually criticized for kissing my daughter on the lips the other day,” he said. “I kiss all my kids on the lips,” he explained.
“We want to show our kids love,” he said, referring to himself and his wife, Victoria Beckham.
He obviously isn’t letting the haters get to him, and is instead focusing on the important things: spending time with his family.
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.
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