The truth is that it mostly is celebrated.
A few people took issue with it, projecting adult sexuality onto toddlers. Not only are the boys not acting out of any kind of sexual impulse, because they are toddlers, but they are also twin brothers. The bond they share is beyond the scope of what most of us will ever experience.
The fact that some people have a problem with the simple affection between toddler twins says a lot about our culture.
Why would a hug be enough? Why should we limit the way little boys can show affection? The way we raise our boys has led to some serious problems in our society. Somewhere between birth and manhood, boys are taught that feelings are feminine, for girls only. They are taught to keep their feelings to themselves in order to be manly.
This is not natural to the human condition, and leads to loneliness. These lonely, emotionally stunted boys grow up not knowing how to manage their feelings. It’s no wonder our men handle their emotions with violence when we’ve taught them from childhood that any other way is not manly!
When our men do show their emotions, or if they act vulnerable in any way, we call them women (or worse).
This mentality should offend everyone. It’s offensive to women to use femininity as an insult, as if it’s a lesser condition than masculinity. And it’s offensive to men to foist upon them a ridiculous notion that they are only half-people. They can think and they can act, but they may not feel things.
Babies kiss what they love. It's a natural way to show affection.
No one would argue that this toddler kissing a lamb is promoting bestiality. So why should a child not kiss his brother? It’s a simple expression of love.
It's hard to imagine what the backlash felt like for eyeconicash after she posted the video of her boys.
She writes, “I Would Have NEVER In A Million Years Thought That Something Posted Out Of Pure Love & Admiration For My Children Would Have Turned Into All Of This | My Parenting Has NEVER Been Attacked So Harshly In MY LIFE | I Don’t Expect Everyone To Think What I Believe Is Right But I Also Don’t Take Kindly To Disrespect | One Thing I Will Ask To All You Perverts PLEASE PLEASE Stop Sexualizing CHILDREN Especially BABIES | If This Has Taught Me Anything It’s That The World Is In A More Damaged & Scary Place Then I Thought | To All Of You Who Defended @heymasjid & I THANK YOU 🌹”
We have real problems in our society. Twin toddlers showing affection isn’t one of them.