Actress and singer Hilary Duff has responded to those who criticized a recent photo she shared of herself kissing her 4-year-old son on the lips.
Duff posted a snap to Instagram that showed her kissing her son Luca during a trip to Disneyland. She captioned the image, “Happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest place on earth! We love you @disneyland.” All of that happiness subsided, however, as some accused the Lizzie McGuire star of being inappropriate with her kid.
For example, one person wrote, “You should not kiss your son like that. There’s other ways to show love but not that one. It’s confusing for him, it’s not healthy.”
The 29-year-old mom was having none of it as she followed up with another image that read, “For anyone commenting that a kiss on the lips is inappropriate go ahead and click a quick unfollow with your warped minds and judgment.
Thousands of folks then chimed in with support, including a number of moms who shared their own smooch pics:
— SuperMom👬💑👭 (@nancy_faust) December 15, 2016
And even this dad who did the same:
— Stephen Crow (@StephenCrow1) December 15, 2016
Teen Mom 2’s Chelsea Houska was blown away by the whole thing as she tweeted, “Saw some articles about people criticizing @HilaryDuff for kissing her 4 year old son on the lips….are you serious?”
Duff and ex-husband Mike Comrie welcomed Luca Cruz Comrie on March 20, 2012.