David Beckham criticised for sharing ‘weird’ kissing picture with Harper

David Beckham shared an adorable photo of himself kissing seven-year-old daughter Harper on the lips.

In the photo posted to his 52.2 million Instagram followers David is seen kissing Harper on the lips while they enjoy an ice skating trip to The Natural History Museum’s ice rink.

He captioned the photo: ‘Christmas is coming. Let’s go skate.’

The photo has received over 1.4 million likes and nearly 5,000 comments but sadly not all of his fans agree with the daddy-daughter show of affection.

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Many fans rushed to the comments section to share their shock at David kissing his daughter on the lips.

One fan wrote: ‘I feel like a kiss on the cheek is better than that on the lips. The lips is just weird.’ Another agreed writing: ‘Any parent kissing their child on the lips is weird.’

Another Instagram user who didn’t agree with the picture wrote: ‘I think on the cheek would be more appropriate at her age.’

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Christmas is coming 🎅🏼 Let’s go skate ♥️

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Not all the comments were bad though. Hundreds of fans came to his defence saying how they still kiss their children on the lips.

One fan said: ‘Anyone who thinks this is wrong. Clearly you’re not right in the head if you’re thinking that.’

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Another teased: ‘Oh no! A father loving his daughter! Quick, look away 🙄 get a grip. Fathers loving their child is BEAUTIFUL.’

The comments section is full of Beckham’s fans sticking up for his decision to post the picture. ‘Of course people are gonna criticise a totally sweet 💕innocent picture. Worry about your own life!!!!’ one fan wrote.

One user thinks it’s the people commenting who are weird and wrote: ‘People be so freaking weird if they see this is wrong. I kiss my daughter on the lips and she’s nine, my daughter kisses her dad on the lips too. Why should this be weird???’

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Words by Leanne Carr