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In the '90s, Mahesh Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt's kissing photo irked the entire nation. And it seems people still have not accepted a parents' way of showcasing their love for their kids. On top of it, kissing them on the lips is a big no-no for the netizens. So many celebrities face the trolls just because they kissed their children on their lips, which is nothing more than a pure form of parental love.
While you may call it an unusual practice to kiss your kids on the lips, it is still considered a parents' choice if they consider it appropriate. According to research, a physical way of showing affection to your kids helps their overall development and has a positive effect. But there have been a lot of instances when celebrities received hate as they showered love on their kids.
Mahesh Bhatt had kissed his then-eighteen-year-old daughter, Pooja Bhatt, on the lips for a magazine shoot. It created a stir in the entire nation as, back in those days, kisses were not even shown on screen. However, it was Mahesh Bhatt's statement in the same magazine that left everyone in shock. He had admitted that if Pooja weren't his daughter, he would have married her. The picture led to many pass hate comments for Mahesh and Pooja. They had received a lot of hatred and mean comments for the same.
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Bollywood actor, Saif Ali Khan often faces netizens flak for several reasons. However, when his daughter, Sara Ali Khan's picture with him went viral, fans didn't take it well. In the monochrome picture, Saif was seen kissing Sara on the lips. The actor was shirtless, and it added fuel to the whole kissing gone-wrong episode. Hence, their kissing picture often becomes trollers' target.
Shah Rukh Khan shares a special bond with his children. However, he loves his daughter, Suhana, the most. A rare picture of Shah Rukh kissing his daughter on the lips had gone viral. While some netizens found it extremely cute, others trolled the actor for kissing his daughter.
It was in 2002 when Fardeen Khan was spotted at an event with his late father, Feroz Khan. During the entire event, Fardeen Khan was seen kissing his son in front of the media. One could feel Fardeen's embarrassment clearly in the pictures, but he tried his best to keep smiling. As soon as the video had gone viral on the internet, netizens started trolling the father-son duo and how uncomfortable it was to see.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan often shares adorable pictures while expressing her love for her daughter, Aaradhya. However, things get a bit overboard whenever she posts pictures while kissing her daughter on the lips. Netizens trolled the actress for this public display of love for her daughter, Aaradhya. Aishwarya often becomes the target of the trolls for the way she pampers her daughter.
Another celebrity who received a lot of trolling for showcasing her love for her child is none other than Ayesha Takia. In 2018, Ayesha shared a picture with her son, Mikail Azmi. She held him in her arms and kissed him on the lips as he looked adorable in a spiderman outfit. Trollers had posted hate comments for Ayesha and questioned her parenting skills.
Shah Rukh Khan, who often expresses his love for his kids, got trolled when he kissed his son, AbRam Khan, on the lips. The actor was papped with his son, AbRam, for a gig. But his act didn't go well with the netizens as they didn't like this.
We have seen celebrity parents kissing their kids on the lips, but a celebrity uncle kissing his niece is a bit too much for the netizens. Salman Khan, who is excessively fond of kids, shares a special bond with his niece, Ayat. She is the daughter of his youngest sister, Arpita Khan Sharma. During a video, Salman was seen kissing Ayat on the lips.
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Indian actress Shweta Tiwari was also subjected to trolls after posting a kissing picture with her son, Reyansh Kohli. The troller brigade flooded Shweta's post with hate comments. During one of their trips, the doting mommy was seen kissing her six-year-old son, Reyansh. For those who don't know, Reyansh Kohli is Shweta Tiwari's son from her second husband, Abhinav Kohli.
During New Year 2023 festivities, Soha Ali Khan shared a picture of her husband, Kunal Kemmu, kissing their daughter, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu, on her lips. While it was an adorable moment captured on camera, this picture didn't go well with the netizens. People will take much time to digest this kind of love between parents and their kids.
Television actress, Chhavi Mittal was also trolled for kissing her kids on the lips and also called it 'child abuse'. However, the actress didn't let this go. She shared a series of pictures of kissing her kids and expressed her disbelief at a mother's way of kissing her child. Chhavi added that she kisses her kids in the same way and she doesn't know how to set boundaries.
Ace researchers say kissing between parents and children is not considered wrong. It totally depends on the culture and ethics they share. What do you think about the celebrities' way of showering love on their kids?
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