Dad Goes Viral After Sharing Controversial Photo Kissing Daughter
A dad has become an internet sensation after he shared a photograph of him and his daughter kissing on the lips while swearing at the camera.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star caused controversy after he shared the photo of him and Harper Seven in a candid moment - with some saying it was totally inappropriate.
However, Ian, 42, from Liverpool, has backed the ex-England captain and posted a picture of him kissing his own daughter, Cianna, on the lips.
Yet not content with just kissing each other, the pair also decided to stick their middle fingers up to the camera and those who hit out at Becks.
Ian posted the picture on Wednesday, with the caption: "People crying about that picture of Beckham kissing his kids is an absolute joke.
"Here's a big shout out to all the lads out there that want to show their daughters how much you love them and not p ** any strange people off that complain that you shouldn't do it."
Since the controversial pic was posted it has attracted an avalanche of reaction, with the majority of the 8,000 comments supporting his actions.
Steven Barrett said: "It's weird that they think it's weird, if ya get me?"
Andrew Rose commented: "The people that think it's strange should be the ones that have a look at their view of parenting."
Barry Roberts said: "Beautiful father and daughter. The world has gone mad if they think this is wrong. It's the weirdos who have the problem not the doting parents."
Catherine Murray said: "Fair play, lovely picture. I think it's great."
While Princess Garrett also wrote: "Good for you, you have to wonder who the real pervs are really! Probably never had kids! Well done you."
And while most agreed with the sentiment, not everyone saw the funny side and felt the finger was a step too far.
Romena Hokenson Derner simply put: "Kisses ok, but not the finger!"
Before James Martin wrote: "Finger is more inappropriate."
Suzanne Winter said: "Not too keen at all about showing a lovely little girl to put her finger up. Have to be other ways to protest whilst still having some decorum. Shame."
Tom Holmes said: "Kissing appropriate, middle finger not. Completely shames the point."
Ian, who runs his own courier company, spoke to press and said he supported any parent who wanted to show a sign of affection to their children.
He said: "Whether it's a boy or girl at any age, it doesn't matter.
"The Beckham story has just highlighted it, as long as it's not perverted what's the problem?"
He also addressed some of the criticism he faced as a result of the insulting hand gesture and said Cianna has no idea what it means.
He added: "It's not a regular occurance, it's just a statement about how neither of us are bothered.
"It's her way of saying, 'I'll kiss my Dad on the lips if I want to'.
"She's [Cianna] a proper character, she's got her own thing as well. She's brilliant."
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