Has the world gone completely mad?
Victoria Beckham is facing a public backlash after posting a picture to social media of herself kissing her 5 year old daughter, Harper on the lips.
The above image was posted to Instagram with the message: ” Happy Birthday baby girl 🙏🏻💕 We all love you so much 💜💜💜 X @[email protected] kisses from mummy X”
A startling number of social media users commented with abusive messages, calling the picture “disgusting”, ‘horrible” and “controversial”.
One person commented that it looked like they were making out, saying it was “totally wrong”.
In an interview with the BBC, social etiquette expert, Liz Brewer claimed that the photograph made her feel “uncomfortable”.
Thankfully, sanity seems to have prevailed. Other parents have shown their support to Victoria by posting photo’s of themselves kissing their own children on the lips.
In total support for Victoria Beckham kissing her daughter on the lips. Here is my wife doing the same. pic.twitter.com/0QWSNEnt3L
— Patrick Quirke (@pquirke) July 12, 2016
What’s the deal with victoria Beckham kissing her kid? I kiss my nephew all the time 👎 surely a mother has the right to kiss her child ✋
— kerry morris (@bristolkerry) July 12, 2016
I’m almost 21 with a child on the way and I still kiss my parents on the lips. There is nothing wrong with it. https://t.co/no0gUZVEj1
— Syd (@curlysydw) July 12, 2016
“Today” conducted a poll during the ridiculous media furore, posing the question: “Do you think it’s okay to kiss your children on the lips?”
75% of people voted yes.
Is this “disgusting” or “horrible”. What do you think?