In my opinion the world is in a sad state when internet trolls start criticising parents for showing their children affection and sadly, that’s what our favourite former child star, Hilary Duff has had to endure recently.
Earlier this week Duff posted a photo of herself and her son at Disneyland. Wearing adorable matching mouse ears, the photo showed Duff kissing her 4-year-old son Luca, with a caption that read, “Happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest place on earth! We love you @disneyland.”
In a sad turn of events, Duff has been heavily criticised for the photo, with one comment calling the photo “borderline pedophilia” and another saying that ” I personally just rather keep that difference of romantic and innocent kiss separate.”
Of course Duff was never going to take these comments lying down, clapping back with a stern but powerful Instagram post that encouraged haters to unfollow her if they have issues with her showing affection for her son. “For anyone commenting that a kiss on the lips with my four-year-old is ‘inappropriate’ go ahead and click a quick unfollow with your warped minds and judgment,” she wrote.
Sadly, this is not the first time that this kind of thing has happened, with Victoria Beckham also shamed earlier this year for kissing her daughter Harper on the lips and posting a photo of it to wish her special girl a happy birthday.
Honestly, people need to check themselves because this is just sad.