It may have been an innocent photo to mark her daughter’s fifth birthday, but not everyone’s seen it that way…
Victoria Beckham has found herself on the receiving end after sharing a photo of her and Harper kissing on the lips.
The snap of the pair has been the hot topic of debate for her followers on Instagram after some labelled it ‘inappropriate’.
However, there were plenty of people more than happy to jump to her defence.
Writing “it’s a wonderful display of genuine motherly love” and “there is absolutely nothing impure or sexual about kissing your child” fans were quick to point out they do the same.
It’s not the first time the topic of kissing your children on the lips has caused heated debate.
Last year Dr Charlotte Reznick kicked it into high gear after she suggested it was ‘sexual’ to kiss on the lips.
“If you start kissing your kids on the lips, when do you stop? It gets very confusing,’ she said.
“As a child gets to 4 or 5 or 6 and their sexual awareness comes about (and some kids have an awareness earlier – as when we notice they start masturbating at 2 or 3 sometimes – they just discover their private parts and it feels good), the kiss on the lips can be stimulating to them.
“Even if that never occurs to a child, it´s just too confusing! If mummy kisses daddy on the mouth and vice versa, what does that mean when I, a little girl or boy, kiss my parent on the mouth?”
Her comments were called “absurd” with people pointing out it’s a normal and healthy way to communicate affection.
What do you think… is it inappropriate to kiss your own child on the lips?