EntertainmentDavid Beckham criticized for kissing his 12-year-old daughter on the lips. Was it okay?

David Beckham criticized for kissing his 12‑year-old daughter on the lips. Was it okay?

David Beckham under fire for KISSING his 12-year-old daughter on the lips.
David Beckham under fire for KISSING his 12-year-old daughter on the lips.
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10:15 AM EDT, September 30, 2023, updated: 9:07 AM EDT, October 5, 2023

David Beckham doesn't hide that his daughter Harper is the apple of his eye, and he often shows her his affection publicly. However, some commenters believe that some of his gestures are inappropriate. Do you agree with them?

David Beckham seems to have everything a man could dream of. Not only is he handsome, famous, and obscenely wealthy, but he has also managed to combine a successful career with a fulfilling family life. Over the course of their marriage, which has lasted more than 24 years, David and Victoria have had four children - Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper Seven. It's hard not to notice that their daughter is the apple of the former footballer's eye.

Beckham thrives in his role as a father and is not afraid to show his feelings. He has a particularly close bond with his daughter and expresses this, among other ways, by kissing her on the lips. However, many people believe that such gestures, especially towards a teenager, are inappropriate.

Soccer star criticized for "inappropriate gestures"

The footballer recently drew the ire of the internet once again when he posted a video on Instagram preparing for a showcase of Victoria Beckham's latest collection with his daughter. Harper gave him a light makeup to look better in the flash light. In thanks, the dad rewarded her with a kiss.

The comments were ablaze. Some believe that David has a "beautiful bond" with his daughter, is the "best father," and a "role model", while others think that such a gesture towards a teenager is "inappropriate".

A beautiful bond between father and daughter, but the kissing on the lips doesn't look good. She is already a young woman, not a baby - we read in the comments.

This isn't the first time that Beckham has been criticized for kissing Harper on the mouth. Some time ago, in an interview with the "Daily Mail", the footballer addressed the negative comments, explaining that he doesn't see anything inappropriate in it.

I kiss all my children on the lips. Maybe not Brooklyn, but he's 18. (...) I'm very attached to my children. That's how I was raised and together with Victoria, that's how we behave with our children - he said.

Do you understand the outrage of some internet users?

David Beckham with his daughter, Harper
David Beckham with his daughter, Harper© Instagram
Internet users criticize David Beckham.
Internet users criticize David Beckham.© Instagram
David Beckham with his daughter, Harper
David Beckham with his daughter, Harper© Instagram
David Beckham with his daughter, Harper
David Beckham with his daughter, Harper© Getty Images
David Beckham with his daughter, Harper
David Beckham with his daughter, Harper© Getty Images
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