On Monday, Victoria Beckham posted a photo of her daughter, Harper Beckham, for her 5th birthday. In the image Beckham is kissing her daughter on the lips. Many commented their disapproval of the kiss, calling it “horrible,” “controversial” and “disgusting.”

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

Other parents came to her defense and posted similar photos to prove the act is acceptable between a parent and child.

I will always kiss my daughter on the lips no matter how old she is. #victoriabeckham #kissyourchildren

A photo posted by Julia Roe (@juliaroe) on

Others, including children that still kiss their parents on the lips, scolded those critics.

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