Former football star David Beckham received a backlash after posting and instagram photo kissing 7-year-old daughter Harper on the lips.
Some Twitter and Instagram users were extremely critical of the photograph claiming it was an innapropriate gesture.
But many parents took to the internet to show overwhelming support for Beckham and posted their own versions of themselves kissing their kids with the hashtag #standbybeckham.
TV host Piers Morgan called it called him "creepy" and "weird".
Beckham felt forced to respond online saying "I kiss all my kids on the lips. Brooklyn maybe not. Brooklyn is 18, so he might find that a little 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." He added: "We want to show our kids love and we protect them, look after them and support them. Having children is the most special thing in the world."
Here's David Bekham kissing Harper...
And this is how supporters reacted...
Just a dad showing his daughter love when she asks for a kiss and cuddle. But @piersmorgan says it's wrong but will kiss Peter Andre on the lips?! 🤔🙄 #DavidBeckham keep doing what you do!! pic.twitter.com/rxyWkrXWDU— Charlaine Reeve (@charli_reeve82) November 28, 2018
I’m with David Beckham on this, kissing your child is not a crime, showing your child love and affection is not a crime, my boy is my world and will continue to kiss him on the lips until he tells me otherwise👌🏻💚 pic.twitter.com/JXI1PwFSjb— Lyndsay Mck (@MckellarLyndsay) November 28, 2018
Totally support David Beckham. I kiss all my kids on the lips. For all you uptight haters out there - deal with it. Mother and daughter love. Don’t taint it. Have a💓 people. #Harper #DavidBeckham pic.twitter.com/EyKCDLKhCI— Laura Smedley (@LJSmeders) November 28, 2018
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