David Beckham divides fans after kissing daughter Harper, 9, on the lips while fruit foraging

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David Beckham has sparked a massive debate among fans after a photo of him kissing his daughter Harper, nine, on the lips emerged.

The 45 year old, who recently enjoyed a £3,430 per person German detox retreat with wife Victoria, shared several photos of himself enjoying some father-daughter time as they foraged for fruits and vegetables at an organic farm.

David's wife, 46, then posted two snaps of the pair on her own Instagram feed, showing off their autumn wreath making skills as they kissed on the lips. While another showed them smiling for the camera.

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She captioned it: "The best daddy," followed by a pink heart emoji.

Fans were left divided by the display, with many asking the high-profile parents, who are rumoured to have caught the coronavirus while partying during a trip to Los Angeles earlier this year, to stop kissing their kids on the lips and even going a step further by calling it "weird".

One person wrote: "Adore your family, but never understood those parents' kisses on the lips. Still the best family," followed by a fire emoji.

"Don't kiss baby on the lips !" another said, alongside five thumbs down emojis.

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A third questioned "Why is he kissing her in her lips?" [sic] as another chimed: "Please stop kissing kids on the lips!!!!"

And a fifth added: "David , that kind of kiss with your daughter… It is pretty weird.". [sic]

However, Victoria and David's legion of loyal followers came to the rescue, defending their actions and calling it a "sign of love".

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"He's her dad. I still kiss my kids on the lips, because they're my kids and I love them. Looks well when u cant be loving to your own kids….that you made!." [sic] one argued.

Another said: "Thank you for showing it is perfectly normal and right for a father to kiss his daughter on the lips as a sign of love and true affection!" with three red heart emojis.

While a third added: "To all ppl saying "don't kiss your daughter on her lips, it's inappropriate" – I feel seriously sorry for you bc apparently you never had a very close and deep loving relationship with your parents! How prude can some people be?!?" [sic] with three palms up emojis.

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There's no doubt David and Harper's bond is strong as the doting father recently shared a sweet note his daughter wrote for him and Victoria.

He shared a snap of his daughter's hand written message on his Instagram story, which read: “Dear mummy and Daddy I hope you sleeped well and I hope you both like your breakfast. [sic]

“I love you so so so much Happy Sunday”.

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