It’s not like David Beckham to be on the receiving end of controversy – especially as far as his parenting skills are concerned.
But last month, the father of four came under fire for posting a picture of himself on Instagram, kissing his seven year old daughter Harper on the lips.
While many Instagram users praised him for the picture, others were less tolerant, and even went as far as calling it “inappropriate”.
The footballer addressed the issue on a live Facebook video yesterday, and claimed that it is simply his – and his wife Victoria’s – way of showing love and affection for his children…
“I got actually criticised for kissing my daughter on the lips the other day,” he began.
“I kiss all my kids on the lips.
“Brooklyn, maybe not. Brooklyn’s 18, he might find that a little bit 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.
“We want to show our kids love and we protect them, look after them, and support them, and we’re very affectionate with them.”
We commend him for speaking out on the issue and clearing things up. Take a look at the picture in question and let us know whether you think there is anything wrong with it.