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Victoria Beckham kissing photo ignites social media chatter

Victoria Beckham with daughter Harper/Instagram
Victoria Beckham with daughter Harper/Instagram

Victoria Beckham's photo of her kissing her daughter has caused a lot of chatter on the internet.

Beckham wished her 5-year-old daughter Harper a happy birthday in an Instagram post. The photo shows Beckham giving Harper a smooch on the lips.

"Happy Birthday baby girl. We all love you so much. Kisses from mummy," Beckham wrote in her Instagram post.

The photo was immediately followed by people criticizing Beckham for kissing her child on the lips, some saying it is inappropriate.

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There was a heated back-and-forth discussion on the Instagram post, but many users came to Beckham's defense.

"Cutie! I kiss my daughter to. Nothing wrong with that!" Instagram user @samanthaloose wrote.

"Beautiful photo, i Kiss my little girl on the mouth. Even now i'm 41 i Kiss my mum on the lips! Can't help the people who see something wrong with that!" @esther_ny1975 wrote.

"There is nothing wrong with this picture it shows the love between a mother and her daughter. #getalifeallyouhaters," @sarah_boulter wrote.

The BBC spoke to social etiquette expert Liz Brewer about the photo.

"Normally with a member of your family you don't kiss on the lips unless it's your husband," Brewer said. "I would be uncomfortable doing that and I think most people would be. If she feels it's appropriate, so be it. I wouldn't say it sets a particularly good example." We want to know what you think about the photo. Take our poll below.