Just days before playing in the Super Bowl LII, the clip caused quite the controversy on social media, and people took to Twitter on Friday, February 2, to debate whether or not it was appropriate for the Patriots star quarterback to share such affection with his child.
In the video, Brady’s eldest son, John — whom he shares with ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan — walked into a room, where the NFL star was getting a massage, and asked if he could look at his fantasy football team’s standings. Brady asked John what he would get in return, and the child leaned in and kissed him on the lips. “That was, like, a peck,” Brady, 40, said after his son walked away. The little boy then returned to give his dad another kiss that lasted longer than the first.
Fans quickly took to social media to share their criticism of the affectionate father and son moment. “Tom Brady is one of my five favorite people (including family members), but him making his son come back and kiss him on the lips for a longer time because his first lip kiss wasn’t long enough is some very very disturbing #content,” one tweeted.
However, other users came to the football player’s defense, with one writing: “Shame on all of the ignorant people who have criticized Tom Brady for kissing his son on the lips.”
Shame on all of the ignorant people who have criticized Tom Brady for kissing his son on the lips. In a world full of abuse and absentee fathers, you want to slam this man for showing innocent affection to his son? WTH? #newtombradyfan #tombrady
— Jody Romero (@JodyRomero) February 2, 2018
He added: “In a world full of abuse and absentee fathers, you want to slam this man for showing innocent affection to his son?”
Another one of Brady’s fans tweeted: “If you think Tom Brady sensuously and delicately kissing his son is wrong…YOU’RE PART OF THE PROBLEM!”
Scroll down to see more tweets from fans defending Brady and his son.
— Natalie Stowell (@stowellnatalie) February 2, 2018
Hold up! Good lord people, pull yourselves together! Tom Brady's son kissed his father, clearly an affectionate family. So European!
Of course, people complaining because I guarantee you their family barely talks to one another. 😂
— Shébry (@LifeInCaliforna) February 2, 2018
Everyone has an opinion and wants to criticize Tom Brady's affection towards his son. Why don't we focus on the parents who don't show their children any affection https://t.co/WHVc3NegwR
— Matt Miller (@mattmmiller) February 2, 2018
Let Tom Brady kiss his son on the lips you shattered human-shaped dregs.
— 👓 (@McArthurMooney) February 2, 2018
Are people deadass upset at Tom Brady kissing his son? Lmfao if you don’t have a child shut up 🙄
— Hutchie B (@SoundsByBrown) February 2, 2018
As much as I hate Tom Brady… Sometimes my 11 y/o son kisses me on the mouth but most times he doesn't. My 13 y/o will not. It's fine. My dad is 74. I don't kiss him on the mouth. It's fine. Let people be.
— Toni (@T_Mrozinski) February 2, 2018
So folks are fake mad about Tom Brady kissing his son on the lips?😒😒
— kayla. (@KayyRiv) February 2, 2018
I do not like Tom Brady, that said I commend him for not being afraid to show his son that he loves him. I don’t think there is anything wrong with kissing your kids on the lips. Unless they are 18 and tongue is involved. 😂
— David (@Tripleplatinum) February 2, 2018
It’s the Friday before the Super Bowl and people are talking about the way Tom Brady kisses his son
— Marmalade Hunt (@GreatGuillermo) February 2, 2018
I so shocked at everybody tripping on Tom Brady for kissing his son on the mouth.. I ain’t know that wasn’t normal
— Big Head (@BDelk_) February 2, 2018
— Douglas Russell (@dj13990) February 2, 2018
if you need proof tom brady isn’t the GOAT watch the video of him mouth kissing his son for 5 seconds
— joe (@joemah4) February 2, 2018
people all up in arms because Tom Brady kissed his 8 year old son on the lips.. He has love for his kids. Sickening.
— timmy gage (@timmy_gage) February 2, 2018
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