Former professional soccer player David Beckham is in the spotlight once again after television host Pierce Morgan dragged him for kissing his young daughter on the lips.
As Dearly previously reported, this isn’t the first time Beckham landed in hot water for kissing his little girl on the lips.
This time, Beckham was shamed after he and his daughter attended a World Cup match to watch their native England compete for the championship.
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So lucky to get to see the girls before tonight’s big game… As a player I know exactly what it means to play in these competitions and to have the support from home which means so much..I just want to say how very proud we all are of every single player, they are doing amazingly well and the whole country is behind them !!! As you can see Harper was so excited to meet the team & is so excited for the game…. Come On England 🏴 @lionesses @philipneville18
Cameras caught the father-daughter duo engaging in a sweet peck while in their seats during the match.
— Mirror Celeb (@MirrorCeleb) June 27, 2019
Morgan had some things to say about Beckham unabashedly kissing his little girl:
“It’s very sweet . . .Why would a father kiss his daughter on the lips? Don’t get it. Creepy. Weird. Creepy. . . You posted that for the world, why?”
The host was later dragged for calling their relationship “creepy” and “weird.”
And although Beckham didn’t post this particular kiss, he has in the past:
However, this time, many of his fans found the display of affection adorable and defended the doting father for being just that:
If you see anything other than a dad loving his daughter then the problem lies with you.
Why are we shaming a man for kissing his daughter? I have always and will always kiss my children unless they ask me not to. This is pure love. There is nothing sinister about parental affection.
There is something deeply broken in our media when it normalises, ignores, & enables male violence against women and girls, but treats a father expressing affection towards his daughter in a healthy, non-toxic way as suspicious.
This story should be about how the daughter of one of the world’s greatest footballers has a talent for playing the game herself but instead they’ve made something innocent sound creepy. STOP IT.
Beckham has said in the past that Harper is his last chance to see one of his children follow in his footsteps. He says the 7-year-old loves soccer and continues to play competitively unlike his three older sons.
Tom Brady was also previously dragged for his public show of affection towards his kids.