AceShowbiz - David Beckham has sparked debate over his sweet photo with his daughter Harper Seven Beckham. The retired soccer player's image that saw him kissing the 10-year-old girl on the lips received mixed reactions.
The doting dad took to Instagram on Friday, January 10 to share a series of pictures of himself and Harper sharing a beautiful father-daughter moment. One photo saw the duo taking a walk in the park and sharing the tender moment as the young girl wrapped up from the cold in an oversized jacket and a pair of fluffy ear-muffs while the 46-year-old star donned a black hoodie and a matching black sports cap.
Another photo saw David kissing Harper on the lips. In the note accompanying the sweet snapshots, David, who shares his daughter with his wife Victoria Adams, wrote, "Daddy and Princess Leia had a lovely walk this morning."
In the comment section, many unimpressed fans shared some advice, noting that Harper is "too old" to be kissed by her dad on the lips. "She is a big girl now time for you to stop kissing her on the lips. Bad to kiss your daughter," one critic insisted.
"Sorry, but isn't she a bit big now to be getting kissed on the lips? Feels slightly wrong," another social media user echoed. A third complained, "Stop with the kissing pics!" before noting that the kissing shot "is well weird."
Others, however, were defensive over the former soccer star, insisting that he was showing "the love between a father and daughter" and branding the critics "weird" for their stance. "This is beautiful! Harper is such a lucky lady to have such an emotional dad like you," penned one fan.
"Beautiful!! But wait for the 'don't kiss your child on the lips' complete weirdo comments. Shut up this is totally normal," someone else pointed out. Meanwhile, another added, "Genuinely don't understand how people are sexualizing this. They are father and daughter."
This wasn't the first time David showed moment when he sweetly kissed his daughter Harper. When celebrating New Year's Eve, David shared a video of him giving his youngest daughter a hug and a midnight kiss. He captioned the video, "Happy New Year. Special moments from the people I'm most thankful for @victoriabeckham @brooklynbeckham @romeobeckham @cruzbeckham #HarperSeven Love you so much [love heart emojis]."