The former footballer opens a debate.

Last month David Beckham published a selfie with Harper, his 7-year-old daughter, while on vacation in Tanzania. In the photo both share a kiss in the mouth with an amazing sunset behind them, and although many perceived it as a very tender image, others considered it completely inappropriate.

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Now, a few weeks later, Beckham spoke of the event and defends his show of affection.

During the transmission of a Facebook Live, the model also discussed the topic and explained where these samples of affection come from.

“The other day I was criticized for kissing my daughter on the lips,” he said, according to the Independent. “I kiss all my children on the lips.”

“Brooklyn maybe 18, he might find that a bit strange, but I’m very affectionate with the kids, that’s how I grew up and also Victoria [Beckham], and that’s how we are with our kids,” he said. .

He continued, “We want to show our children love and that we protect them, care for them and support them, and that we are very affectionate with them.”

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On this controversial subject, psychologists have different points of view. On one hand, the child psychologist, Dr. Fiona Martin, described kissing children on the lips as “beautiful”.

“Everything that promotes emotional connectivity is good,” he said. “It certainly is not inappropriate to kiss your son.”

However, Dr. Charlotte Reznick, a child and educational psychologist at the University of California, said, “If you start kissing your children on the lips, when do you stop? It becomes very confusing.”

What do you say? Is David okay? Or do you go too far with your paternal love?