In news that is almost sad in its predictability, Hilary Duff has been forced to defend herself after uploading a photo kissing her four-year-old son on the lips.
The photo, taken of mother and son at Disneyland, ignited a wave of comments and debate about whether a mother’s love for her children extended to being able to kiss them on the lips.
“I think you can show love in many other ways, but kissing in the mouth with kids/parents/relatives its just weird and sick,” one user wrote.
“Freaks! Do you use a tongue as well,” another user said.
Meanwhile, one more wrote that they believed kissing children on the lips was “confusing” for the child in question.
“You should not kiss your son like that. There’s other ways to show love but not that one. It’s confusing for him, it’s not healthy.”
Despite a steady onslaught of criticism, the photo also ignited a litany of users who were totally supportive of the 29-year-old and her show of affection.
“There’s something wrong with you if you see anything inappropriate about this. There’s nothing wrong with kissing your child on the lips,” one wrote.