DESPITE being berated by critics quite a few occasions earlier than, David Beckham was once more pictured kissing his daughter Harper on the lips final week.
Trolls have been fast to take a swipe at Becks for planting one on his nine-year-old woman whereas they visited an natural farm, saying: “Why is he kissing her on the lips?” and “Please cease kissing children on the lips.”
Author Jon Axworthy says there’s nothing mistaken with kissing his daughter on the lips
As we informed you beforehand, fans of the family were quick to defend the picture which Victoria posted on her Instagram, asking why critics have been sexualizing the harmless act.
Author and dad-of-three Jon Axworthy, 48, agrees and says kissing his daughter Annie, additionally 9, on the lips is probably the most pure factor ever.
He mentioned: “You wouldn’t catch me kissing my nine-year-old daughter Annie on the lips in public just like the lately snapped David and Harper Beckham.
“However that’s not as a result of I’m bizarre about it, or too prudish – it’s simply because Annie hates it once I do it unshaven, as she tells me that it’s “far too prickly”.
David Beckham has been criticised for kissing daughter Harper on the lipsCredit score: Instagram
“Additionally, if I ever donned the trademark tweed flat cap that Becks is sporting within the image, Annie wouldn’t come inside a rustic mile of me as a result of I’d clearly be a humiliation.
“Nonetheless, clean-shaven (I haven’t obtained time within the mornings for Becks’ millimetre good designer stubble, I’m afraid), I typically give her a correct smacker on the lips, accompanied with an ‘I really like you’, which is reciprocated from her with out both of us batting an eyelid.
“Normally, kisses are confined to once I tuck her up in mattress, nonetheless there are many occasions after we’ve been out after we’ve naturally had a peck and we’ve been doing it since she was little – after a swim on the seashore, or simply earlier than she disappears via the college gates on some mornings.”
Jon says his daughter, Annie, will not let him kiss her except he is clear shaven
Jon continued: “It’s only a pretty behavior now that neither of us must suppose twice about, simply because it appears to be with Becks and Harper who’ve been beforehand pictured having a kiss at an ice rink, on the seashore and at a soccer match.
“This time, the image that created the stir was Instagrammed by Victoria Beckham whereas the household have been out foraging for natural meals in Gloucestershire.
“Now, Annie and I additionally go on day journeys collectively – though we want to spend our time munching on pasties at our native zoo in south Devon on considered one of our bi-monthly ‘daddy and daughter’ days.”
Jon’s spouse, Clare, says she is ‘all for’ her husband and daughter’s kisses
Dad and daughter are nearer than ever
In response to Jon, he is not the one dad planting a smooch on his daughter’s lips.
On a latest day trip o the zoo, he noticed loads of different males kissing their little ones.
He mentioned: “Every time, the kiss was completely harmless, instinctive and pure and a non-verbal demonstration of reassurance, or thanks, that loads of research have proven raises shallowness and confidence as children go into maturity.
“The final time I kissed Annie, when it wasn’t her bed-time, we have been out for pizza collectively and as we left she mentioned, ‘Thanks, Dad,’ and puckered up.
In response to Jon, loads of different dads pucker up for kisses with their children
“I suppose the large query could be whether or not Annie and I’ll nonetheless be doing it when our daddy and daughter days out on the zoo have, hopefully, matured into dad and daughter nights out on the restaurant.
“I’m positive the behavior will fizzle out as she grows up, however till then we’ll hold doing it with no second thought as a result of it’s only a completely pure method to present how a lot we imply to 1 one other.
Jon will hold kissing his daughter till the behavior fizzles out
“I’m positive the Beckhams had a couple of visits from the troll brigade too, claiming there was one thing sexual to the kiss. Critically?
“The issue doesn’t lie with David and Harper, or with how shut Annie and I are, the issue lies with the truth that you see an harmless picture and suppose the worst, not the very best.”
Jon’s spouse Clare O’Reilly, 41, additionally a author, mentioned she sees nothing mistaken with dad and daughter sharing a smooch.
She mentioned: “There are various issues that annoy me about Beckham, however seeing his kiss on the lips with Harper makes my coronary heart burst. And I’m all for Jon kissing Annie.
David Beckham is commonly pictured kissing nine-year-old HarperCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
“They’ve at all times been the apple for one another’s eyes. Like Harper, Annie has massive brothers – Eddie who’s now 16 and Sammy who’s 12.
And whereas Jon will get wedgies and footballs kicked at him by the boys, Annie and her massive brown eyes persuade him to attract and paint along with her.
“They’ve at all times been bodily affectionate with one another.
“Once I learn David had been trolled my blood began to boil – it’s plain to see what a contented little woman Harper is rising as much as be and Annie’s simply the identical. They’re each fortunate little ladies to have wonderful dads who dote on them.”
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