NBA star J.R. Smith has sparked division amongst his fans after he shared a photo of himself and his daughter in the shower together on Tuesday.
The Cleveland Cavalier shooting guard shared the nude shower photo of him holding his youngest child, Denver, on Instagram. The post has since received over 219,000 likes and over 8,700 comments.
While some fans thought the photo was inappropriate or something to keep private, others defended the athlete saying mothers do it all the time.
A fan commented:
Aye man it would’ve been fine if it was your son, but nah.
I ain’t feeling this am I the only [one] who thinks this is weird.
Additionally, a man commented:
Leave this in the memory album fam.
However, one user made a joke that many thought was out of bounds.
The commenter wrote:
Jr chill bro she’s under age
Many users replied, stating that the “joke” was “uncalled for.” Others responded calling that user “disgusting,” “a perv,” and a “clown” amongst other things.
However, those who supported the photo argued that the only people who think the picture is inappropriate are in fact the “weirdos” themselves.
One fan commented:
Y’all…weird asf if you see this other than a man holding his baby inna tub
Yall MF’s are SICK! That’s his daughter dumba****s. Had it been his wife and the daughter it would have been hella heart eyes under this pic but anytime a man, in this case a BLACK MAN shows any type of affection towards their child it’s a problem or he’s a all of a sudden a perve…but y’all the ones thinking like that so who’s the real perve? He just loves his d*** daughter!
Others made the argument that the critics only feel uncomfortable because they’d never received love from their own fathers.
One person wrote:
Its his daughter. Im quit sure the mother gave her approval on it before it was taken. Kanya and kim did the samething with north. Yall act like he had her exactly between his legs. As you can see he had her on the side?. Babies come from the man first and he just showing his reaction of whats its like to be a father you dumb fucks thats being negative. Dont get mad cause yall mom lied and said your father going to the store and never came back. Shame on yall thats critizing this grown man. @teamswish dont listen to these assholes. But I think a better background would have been better for this beautiful moment.
Further, a woman commented:
skin on skin with your baby. That’s a damn good daddy right there. And while in the shower – not sure anything is better than that. The rest of you need a hug from your daddy cause you damn sure ain’t get one when you were a baby.
Y’all all pervs if you see something wrong with this. It’s his child. Mothers post nudes with there babies all the time. It’s skin to skin. His seed.
It’s only weird if y’all make it weird. ?Y’all wouldn’t have a problem if this was his wife naked with her baby. Some of y’all don’t even know y’all fathers ?
Some things are meant just for you and your camera roll only.