People will complain about anything these days. With easy access to social media, it’s easier than ever to vent and complain about things online. If you see something that you don’t like, it doesn’t take a lot to quickly rustle up an online storm about it.
And there’s one person who never misses out on the opportunity to criticize anything that’s slightly out of the norm. British journalist and TV presenter, Piers Morgan, is usually the first to have his say on trending topics, gender-related subjects, and celebrities. And he rarely fails to create a viral kick-off with his comments.
The subject of his most recent annoyance is British soccer star, David Beckham. One of David’s many Instagram posts depicts him giving his daughter, Harper, a kiss. Seemingly innocent so far, right? Not according to Piers. The presenter isn’t too happy with the kiss and has branded David “creepy” and “weird” for doing it.
The British TV presenter constantly has to have his opinion heard. Whether it’s about politics, women’s issues, or any other thing that doesn’t concern him, he usually has something to say about it.
Because just one platform isn’t enough for Piers’ many opinions.
He regularly hosts the British breakfast show, Good Morning Britain, and writes semi-regular columns for the newspaper giant, Daily Mail.
As you would expect, Piers’ Twitter account is well and truly active; this seems to be the place in which he aims to stir up as much controversy as possible.
I have to give it to him, he isn’t afraid to speak his mind.
As well as hosting his own show, Piers Morgan Live, he also had a stint as one of the judges on America’s Got Talent.
Piers hasn’t been shy of publicly showing-off about his friendship with the President and is often one of the first to spring to his defense when things are going pear-shaped for him.
Piers Morgan was the only journalist who was able to carry out interviews with the President during his visits to the UK.
Say what you will about him, but he has achieved some admirable things. Though being buddies with Trump may give you an advantage in this situation…
David Beckham, who is a famous soccer star and public figure, has become Piers’ most recent victim.
And it’s all over an Instagram post.
Piers loves a good online controversy.
And Beckham, who rose to fame after playing for British soccer team, Manchester United in 1991, hasn’t dodged Piers’ eagle eyes.
David and his wife, Victoria, who is also known as Posh Spice from the Spice Girls, have 4 children together and regularly share their family snaps on their Instagram accounts.
With a combination of over eighty million followers, people obviously can’t get enough of the Beckhams’ Instagram posts, which regularly feature their children, Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper.
One person who doesn’t seem to enjoy the family’s Instagram posts is, of course, Piers Morgan.
And the journalist has been known to share his thoughts and feelings about other parenting-related topics in the past.
Beckham isn’t his first victim.
Parenting is clearly one of Piers’ favorite subjects to debate; he’s called out other dads on a variety of different issues in the past. Take his stance on papooses, for example. When 007, Daniel Craig, was seen carrying his baby in a papoose, it sent Piers into complete melt-down.
Yep, even James Bond came under his fire for wearing the “ridiculous instrument of emasculation”.
Piers was met with online outcry in defense of papoose-wearing dads which he, of course, absolutely reveled in.
Bad publicity is good publicity, right?
If James Bond isn’t safe, nobody is.
So, of course, the Beckhams were going to feel Piers’ heat at some point. But we never thought that it’d be over something so ridiculous…
Back in December, Beckham posted a festive picture of him and his 7-year-old daughter, Harper, sharing a kiss at a London ice-rink.
During an episode of Good Morning Britain, Piers hit out at Beckham, claiming that it was “weird” that the soccer star would kiss his young daughter directly on the lips.
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Piers just could not get over it: “This is weird. Everything about David Beckham is weird,” he said.
He also doesn’t like the way that Beckham “exposes” his children to his large online following: “I’m sorry, it got a big furore on social media, it’s just weird. Who does that? Who kisses their kids on the lips?”
Piers has had his say on the family’s Instagram activity before.
When Victoria shared a video to her Instagram Stories of David and Harper sharing another kiss, this time on a boat trip in Miami, Piers collapsed into another ranting frenzy.
Although he admitted that it was clearly a sweet moment, he just couldn’t understand why a father would kiss his daughter on the lips.
Speaking in a Facebook Live video back in 2017, David defended his actions:
“I kiss all my kids on the lips. I’m very affectionate with the kids. It’s how I was brought up and it’s how Victoria and I are with our children”.
Beckham has received a flurry of online support, with sympathetic parents sharing images of themselves sharing kisses with their children.
Which isn’t out of the ordinary, let’s face it.
Though this user did make a good point. Who doesn’t give their parents, or even their grandparents, a quick peck on the lips every once in a while?
She was cruelly trolled online for this photo of her and Harper in the pool.
Although their children are clearly in great health, people are quick to label the Beckhams “bad parents” when they are seen kissing their children.
Other celebrities have, in the past, come under the same scrutiny for kissing their children on the lips.
Hilary Duff received torrents of abuse for posting a picture of herself and her young son at Disneyland.
Parenting methods will always be a controversial topic, especially when debated over the internet. And, despite Piers’ apparent outrage over the topic, most people seem to agree on one thing.
Shut up complaining, Piers.
There’s nothing wrong with sharing a quick peck on the lips with your child. It is a simple sign of love and affection and has never hurt anyone before.
Kissing your child on the lips is the least of your worries, Piers.
Trust me. Read about some of the stranger parenting hacks here. Posh and Becks don’t seem too bad now, do they?