Hilary Duff Responds to Critics Upset Over This 'Inappropriate' Kiss With Her Son

Hilary Duff at the TVLand
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As twisted and horrifying as this world can be, I still hold on to the hope that some way -- somehow -- we can get to a place where peace, love, kindness, and affection rule. Sadly, it looks like we still have great strides to make. I'll never understand why people are so upset with Hilary Duff kissing her son on the lips, but some are -- and Duff's response is perfect.


You'd think that Hilary spending time with her 4-year-old son Luca at "The Happiest Place on Earth" would result in people sharing in the joy of Mom and son -- perusing their selfies of posing with Mickey and riding in the little teacups, so they could experience all of those Disney feels, too.

But as it turns out, some of Hilary's "fans" were a bit disgusted to see the 29-year-old take this endearing photo with her little boy at Disneyland.

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"... Kissing your kids on the lips it's not right, because it provoques confussion on the child that can carry other problems in the future involving their emotional bonding with others," wrote one commenter.

"Disgusting," snapped another.

"Incest?" a commenter dared question.


At least one mom who doesn't agree with kissing your kids on the lips had something nice to say. She wrote, "I don't kiss my son on the lips but I also don't judge if ppl chose to kiss their children on the lips it's a personal choice for us all."

As you probably guessed, Hilary saw the negative comments on her Instagram and decided to respond to those who see an issue with her "inappropriate" photo.

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Good for you, Mom.

My head hurts trying to understand the logic that Hilary is demonstrating questionable behavior. Aside from Lucas being her child, why are some people so hell-bent on taking time out of their day to come after this mother?

Are our news feeds not flooded with unthinkable stories of children dying, being slaughtered, and abused by people who mean them harm?

And yet, we still focus on this!

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Hilary obviously loves her child and is not trying to be inappropriate in any way. If she's guilty of being bad, you're gonna have to lock me up next to her as I kiss my 2½- and 1½-year-old boys on the forehead, cheeks, and lips.

Guilty as charged.

Whether you choose to kiss your kiddos on the mouth or not, let's all try to live by this timeless piece of advice: If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.

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