Dad Sparks Debate About Toxic Masculinity | 22 Words

A huge debate surrounding toxic masculinity has been sparked online after a dad posted a collection of pictures with his son which some users deemed as "gross"...

When one man posted a collage of photos of him and his son to Facebook, he probably thought nothing of it.


But his post ended up sparking a huge debate online about toxic masculinity.

One that's still ongoing months later...


It seems some social media users across the internet are divided about whether it's wrong for a father and son to show affection as they grow up.

Eric Owens posted 4 pictures to his Facebook, 3 of which showed him and his son when he was young.

And a photo of them now.

But it's the most recent picture of the pair that caught the most attention. 


Reactions came in strong to the snap...

Some people are still so caught up in the stigma against men being emotional, open, and loving, that they took to the comments to deem it as "gross"...


Scroll on to see the picture yourself.

But, while an overwhelming amount have criticized the pictures...


An equally overwhelming amount of people took to the comments to point out that there is nothing wrong with this expression of love between father and son.

Here's the photo that started it all:

Eric and his son are fortunate to have a bond like that!

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