David Beckham Dad-Shamed Over Video With Daughter

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David Beckham Dad-Shamed Over Video With Daughter

David Beckham is one of the most doting and hands-on celebrity fathers.

He's proven to us time and time again that his family is his "greatest achievement." For instance, last year, he gave his six-year-old daughter what he called a "nice surprise" by building a 4,000 piece Lego Disney castle.  

It took the athlete-turned-model six days, including many late nights, to finish the adorable project.

The 42-year-old retired soccer player is also father to three other kids, sons Brooklyn, 18, Romeo, 14, and Cruz, 12, and he always finds an opportunity to gush about how special they are to him.

"What matters is being a good father and a good husband "“ just being connected to family as much as possible. Being a dad is more important than football, more important than anything," Beckham said in an interview. "I adore children. I love the fact our children are part of both of us. It's one of the most amazing things ever."


He also never hesitates shares tidbits of their daily lives, including family outings, and special moments, like Brooklyn's first day of college, through social media. However, a new Instagram post may have him wishing his wife, Victoria, did not share the video at all.

While it's not uncommon for moms to become victims of online shaming, it's rare for the parent police to target fathers, but now it looks like no one is safe.

So what did Beckahm do that is so frowned upon?

A few days ago, former Spice Girl and fashion designer Victoria shared a video of Beckham and Harper driving a golf cart while on a father-daughter outing and captioned it, "Someone loves her daddy! #DrivingMissHarper."

The little girl could be seen sitting on her father's lap and steering the vehicle, and while her parents did not think much of this, the video sparked a lot of criticism and safety fears amongst parents on Instagram.

One user called the Beckhams out for knowing that this video would be controversial but they posting it anyway.

Another concerned user wrote, "Take that down before social services come to take your child for negligence and endangerment in the US."

"Very irresponsible David, very," another person chimed in.

Someone loves her daddy! #drivingmissharper kisses x @davidbeckham

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While many weren't impressed by Beckham's choice, there were fans who came to his support.

"I love the way you share the moment," wrote a user. While another described the moment as "fun," adding, "reminded me when I was a child driving a car on my dad's lap."

There were other commenters who also agreed that the video reminded them of their own childhoods.

"This reminded me of some great times I had with my dad when I was kid, I used to steer and he would do the pedals. Life's for living."

The Beckhams have not responded to the comments, but then again this isn't the first time that they've been attacked for their parenting choices.

A couple of months ago, Victoria shared a photo of Cruz and his friend sipping on a drink by the pool, and it outraged some fans who thought he was drinking champagne. She later clarified that the tween boys were drinking "fizzy apple juice."

Celebrity or not, these days parents just can't seem to catch a break online.

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