Victoria Beckham divides the internet over daughter kiss

Posh smooches her daughter on the lips and everyone’s hot an opinion.

Victoria Beckham
Posh no more Victoria Beckham has gone from pop singer to fashion icon. Image Picture Elle Hong Kong

Victoria Beckham might not be part of the reformed Spice Girls (Gem: Geri, Emma and Mel B, in case you missed it), but she’s hitting the headlines for other reasons.

Posh celebrated daughter Harper’s fifth birthday by posting an Instagram picture of the pair kissing on the lips.

The act of maternal affection might seem innocuous enough on the surface, but the internet has quickly turned it into a hot topic, with some commenters on the original post deeming it inappropriate.

Words like “horrible”, “disgusting” and “controversial” have been thrown around, but Beckham’s fans have been out in force to defend the snap.

Happy Birthday baby girl ??? We all love you so much ??? X @davidbeckham @brooklynbeckham kisses from mummy X

A photo posted by Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) on

“Too many people with too much time on their hands,” wrote one Instagram follower. “This is a beautiful photo of a mother and daughter.

“There is something wrong with you if you make it about anything other than that. Beautiful picture.”

Parents have also been hitting back at the trolls, responding on Twitter with pictures of themselves kissing their kids.

Some even injected some humour into the debate by responding with their non-human babies.

Maybe there are bigger things the web should be worried about? Like the fact a Spice Girls reunion without Posh and Sporty is only going to turn into a crushing disappointment.

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Loaded digital media manager Simon Reynolds has written about film and entertainment for various leading websites since 2008. Follow Simon at @simonreyn

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