Victoria Beckham has hit headlines after she posted a picture of her kissing her daughter online.
The picture, which was posted to Instagram on 10 July, showed the former Spice Girl singer kissing her daughter, Harper, on the lips.
Beckham, who was celebrating her daughter’s fifth birthday, captioned the image “Happy Birthday baby girl. We all love you so much X @davidbeckham @brooklynbeckham kisses from mummy X”.
After the image was posted, the photo received more than half a million views. However, Beckham received backlash from several users of the app.
One user wrote “It’s nice but you’re not supposed to kiss your children on the lips. I’m not trying to be rude but it’s true”, whilst another user described the photo as “disgusting”.
Many others have taken to both Instagram and Twitter to defend the fashion designer. Some have even posted their own photos of kissing their children in the same manner.
One Twitter user, @shannaaaaxo has stated “It is beyond ridiculous that people have an issue with the picture Victoria Beckham posted”.
Another fan also used social media to express her outrage against the claims of the photo’s controversy. Instagram user, @lougeorgehenry2015, said “I am so baffled by these keyboards warriors. Showing a young child love and affection helps them in their social and emotional milestones”.
Victoria Beckham is yet to respond to comments in any of her social media accounts. With the surge of hashtags including #kissyourchildren and #motherdaughterkisses, it is clear that the mother-of-four is receiving overwhelming support against online trolls.