New England quarterback Tom Brady has stirred controversy by having his son kiss him on the mouth twice.
The kisses were filmed during a Facebook documentary “Tom vs. Time,”
WCBS notes that Brady is getting a massage when his 11-year-old son, Jack, enters the room and asks: “Oh, hello. I was wondering if I could check my fantasy team.”
Brady replies: “What do I get?”
Jack walks over and gives his dad a quick kiss on the south.
“That was like a peck,” Brady tells his son.
Jack kisses his dad on the mouth a second time, but longer than the first time. Jack then wipes his lips with his shirt.
Some New Yorkers told WCBS how the kisses made them uncomfortable:
I’m a little uncomfortable with that.
I think at a certain age it’s like OK you can kiss them on the cheek; you can give ‘em a hug. But not in the mouth and not for that long.”
Too long, like romantic long.
Lyss Stern, head of DivaMoms.com, defended Brady:
If you kiss your kids too much, it’s the wrong thing. If you kiss your kids too little, it’s the wrong thing. If you hug too much — people need to back off and stop parent shaming.
Licensed clinical social worker and parenting expert Carolyn Meyer-Wartels added:
I don’t think affection should ever be tied in with a favor.
You don’t do anything with your body because someone else is insisting that you do it in order for you to get what you want.
She said that applies even if that person is mom or dad.
Brady, who is going for his sixth Super Bowl win, has not commented.