David Beckham defends act of kissing daughter on the lips

It's quite comical to see how people are easily irked these days and David Beckham recently found that out after sharing a touching photo with his daughter Harper, who's turning 7 years old this July 10.

The retired football legend was blasted by several netizens online, who claimed that the image of him kissing his daughter on the lips was "inappropriate."

His Instagram photo was flooded with comments like "On the lips??? What has the world come to" and "it's not a good look."

Beckham addressed the criticism and defended his action through a discussion on Facebook Live.

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Posted by David Beckham on Saturday, July 1, 2017

The 42-year-old Englishman insisted that he and his wife, Victoria, are "very affectionate" with their kids because that is how he was brought up.

The proud father of four added that he kisses all his children on the lips every now and then, except his eldest son, Brooklyn Joseph.

"Brooklyn, maybe not. Brooklyn's 18, he might find that a little bit strange," he explained.

"But I'm very affectionate with the kids. We want to show our kids love and we protect them, look after them, and support them, and we're very affectionate with them."

Despite the negative backlash, some netizens defended the patriarch's way of showing affection to his only daughter.

One user wrote: "Beautiful photo between a dad and his daughter. anyone else think other wise that's they twisted mind." Another said: "It's beautiful. Anything that promotes emotional connectivity is good. It's certainly not inappropriate to kiss your child."

Aside from Harper and Brooklyn Joseph, David and Victoria have two other children: Romeo James, 14, and Cruz David, 12.