David Beckham responds to dummy-gate.

People need to stop judging celebrities and their parenting styles.

From people cursing Ryan Reynolds for using a baby carrier, to David Beckham allowing his four-year-old to use a pacifier – isn’t it time we stepped down from the ‘perfect parenting podium’ that we all think we deserve to stand on?

David Beckham thinks so.

Beckham with daughter Harper.

The 40-year-old father has hit back at critics who claimed that letting his four-year-old daughter, Harper use a dummy at her age could mean she suffers from 'speech or dental issues' later in life.

Harper was photographed with her dad a few days ago, and in the photo she was sucking on a dummy. The photo had critics and 'parenting experts' concerned. You can read about it here.

Beckham took a screenshot of one of the accusing articles - that had implied Harper may experience health problems later in life - and posted it to his Instgaram account, with a message for those who judged his parenting style.

David Beckhams took a screen shot of this article. Image via @davidbeckham Instagram.

The doting father asked, "Why do people feel they have the right to criticise a parent about their own children without having any facts?"

He went on to say, "Everybody who has children knows that when they aren't feeling well or have a fever you do what comforts them best."

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Video via LA Kings

The British football star wrote that often what's best and most comforting is a pacifier. He then asked for those who criticise to think twice about their accusations.

"Because actually you have no right to criticise me as a parent...," he wrote.

The comment defending his parenting. Image via @davidbeckham Instagram.

Amid the debate, many other parenting experts have come out in defence of the Beckhams. All of the comments from Beckham's followers on his social media account also supported him - saying he was a great dad and it was his choice about how he raised his kids.

We agree.

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