David Beckham responds to criticism for kissing Harper on the lips

People called it 'weird' and 'sick'

Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

The Beckhams are known for being a super close celebrity family – all you have to do is look at the sweet messages Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper sent David on Father’s Day to know that they’re a tight-knit family unit.

But Victoria and David were both criticised for photographs they individually shared of their 5 year-old daughter. In July last year, Victoria shared a picture of herself kissing Harper on the lips during a holiday, and it caused outrage among those who believe it was ‘inappropriate.’

However, last month David shared a similar picture from a trip to Tanzania and some people were once again horrified, with users commenting everything from: ‘David, to kiss the lips of your daughter – that’s wrong,’ to: ‘Incest kiss.’

Kiss for Daddy ❤️

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But David refuses to let the haters get him down, and has responded to the criticism in an interview with The Sun.

Speaking of the controversy surrounding the innocent picture, he told the paper: ‘I got actually criticised for kissing my daughter on the lips the other day.

‘I kiss all my kids on the lips. Brooklyn, maybe not – he might find that a little bit strange. But I’m very affectionate with the kids. It’s how I was brought up and Victoria, and it’s how we are with our children.’

David continued: ‘We want to show our kids love and we protect them, look after them, and support them, and we’re very affectionate with them.’

Not everybody had an issue with the pictures, however, with some fans calling the snap ‘beautiful’ and others saying: ‘I’m appalled by some of the comments that kissing your daughter like this is inappropriate. How conservative and stupid can you be! The world needs more love and a dad kissing his daughter like this is a loving dad!’

What do you think?

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