Sweet, right? Not so, according to some Facebook users who sounded off on the Daily Mail article about the McCartney family vacation. “I’m sorry but that’s just icky,” Facebook user Michelle Walker wrote. “I don’t care if it is his daughter, he doesn’t need to be putting his hands all over her….I’m pretty sure she’s capable of drying herself off.”
Haroonio Sarwar felt the need to add: “It’s wrong to be hugging and kissing your half naked daughter on the beach at the age of 45. She’s not a kid anymore. He can hug her when she is fully dressed.”
Thankfully, the vast majority defended the parental PDA. “OMG can a father not show his daughter affection without it being creepy and wrong,” wrote Gillian Nash. “The only thing that’s creepy and wrong is the people who see it this way. A bond between a father and his daughter is unbreakable. Get a life all who see it any other way. Ur the sick ones.”
Wejdene Makni agreed: “To anyone who find this sexual in any way, you’re sick and you really need help.”
Many shared how touching it was that Paul and Stella have such a close, loving relationship, including Facebook user Heather Barton. “Pretty sure he’s just giving her a towel, a hug and a kiss,” she wrote. “Let’s all just settle down a bit. There is nothing creepy about a father being a dad….it’s called being a loving human being.”
Added Clare Dutt: “This is lovely, seeing the bond between father and daughter is something that can never be taken away. There is nothing weird by this at all, after all his daughter will always be his little girl no matter how old she is xx.”
The McCartneys aren’t the first family to come under fire for showing affection. Hilary Duff and Victoria Beckham both caught flak for kissing their own children on the lips. Five months ago, Beckham shared a snap on Instagram kissing her daughter Harper on her 5th birthday. While some freaked out over the innocent photo, many came to Beckham’s defense.