“Embarrassing to See,” Touching Photos of David Beckham with Daughter Harper Spark Huge Controversy

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The Beckham couple is well-known for their close relationship with their four children. Their eldest, Brooklyn, is already 25, while their youngest, Harper, is just 12. However, the shared activities between the star footballer and his daughter occasionally spark heated debates. Recently, their public appearance together caught the attention of online users.

Over the weekend, David Beckham shared a touching moment with his daughter, Harper, as they attended a soccer match in Miami, Florida. Despite their undeniable bond, some observers questioned their body language during the outing.

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At 49 years old and as a co-owner of the club, David Beckham had his fingers crossed for some good fortune in the MLS match, with his 12-year-old daughter, Harper, by his side. However, luck wasn't entirely on their side as Beckham's team settled for a draw.

Nevertheless, the father-daughter duo appeared cheerful and content, captured in photographs smiling and relishing the day.

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Displaying his paternal pride, Beckham affectionately hugged Harper as they watched the excitement unfold on the field, their laughter echoing the closeness of their relationship. The 12-year-old also cozied up to her renowned father, appearing thoroughly engaged and enjoying every moment of the match.

Online fans showered admiration on the evident bond between father and daughter. One commenter expressed, "She's very lucky to have such a loving father who's not afraid to express his love towards her," while another observed, "She is 12 years old and a daddy’s girl. So good to see their lovely interaction."

However, there were dissenting opinions regarding David's display of affection. One user commented, "She's getting a little too old for this now. Maybe an arm around her shoulder is more appropriate." Another remarked, "It's embarrassing to see."

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It's worth noting that this isn't the first instance where Beckham's interactions with his daughter have sparked controversy among online users. In 2023, David posted a video featuring a kiss on the lips shared between him and 12-year-old Harper.

In 2017, David Beckham took a firm stance to defend his affectionate gestures toward his children amid criticism from fans. Expressing his viewpoint, he stated, "We want to show our kids love. I got criticized for kissing my daughter on the lips the other day. I kiss all my kids on the lips. Brooklyn, maybe not. Brooklyn's 18, he might find that a little bit strange."

Also, sorry for the all caps. I didn't notice in time.

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While David Beckham's gesture clearly stemmed from a desire to express fatherly affection toward his daughter, it's important to note that psychologists generally do not recommend kissing children on the lips.

Preview photo credit Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press/East News, CHRIS ARJOON/AFP/East News

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