Tom Brady may be busy preparing for Super Bowl LII, but that didn’t stop him from getting involved in a little bit of controversy. The New England Patriots quarterback kissed his 10-year-old son on the lips in his new Facebook docu-series, Tom vs. Time, and fans took to Twitter to debate whether it was appropriate or not.
In the aforementioned clip, Brady’s eldest son Jack (real name John), whom he shares with ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan, comes into the room where his dad is getting a massage and asks for permission to look at his fantasy football team’s standings. Laughing, the NFL star asks what he gets in return, and his son leans over and kisses his father.
“That was like a peck,” Brady responded as his son walked away. Jack then returns and kisses him on the mouth again, for a longer period of time.
Social media users were quick to react to the second kiss:
“On one hand, it’s nice that Tom Brady and his son can show each other affection in a healthy, personal way,” one user tweeted. “On the other hand, that’s a loooong time for an 11 year old to be kissing his dad on the mouth I don’t even make eye contact with my parents for that long.”
“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,” a fan wrote.
Another user tweeted, “If you think Tom Brady’s son kissing him on the lips is weird or disturbing or sexual, you should go to therapy and work that out.”
“Ok, the fact that everyone is turning this Tom Brady son kiss into a big deal shows a little sliver of what’s wrong with this country. That’s his son and nothing wrong with it. I think if we all were a little more loving (and affectionate) it would a better place #mytwocents,” a fan tweeted.
Scroll through to see other reactions to Brady’s controversial family moment:
People throwin’ shade at Tom Brady for kissing his 11-year-old son on the lips. It’s not for me. But I get parents/families show affection in different ways. So what’s the cut-off age for that kind of stuff?
No, I do not have kids. Yes, I kiss my dog on the lips. 😘
— Emerson Lotzia, Jr. (@EmersonLotzia) February 1, 2018
Tom Brady: “… that was a peck.”
*son comes back* pic.twitter.com/p5qdyESxXG
— Nick Curcio (@Nick_Curcio) February 1, 2018
Why do parents kiss their kids right on the lips?? Not babies. Legit 5+ age. Looking at you Tom Brady
— Evelyn (@evelyn_llanas) January 31, 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
why are people upset about tom brady kissing his son? that’s a normal thing parents do. his son is still very young and i’m sure it’ll stop at an appropriate age. god people are so ridiculous – this is coming from someone who HATES tom brady. but for real don’t knock a loving dad
— cass (@cassake) February 2, 2018
Huge Tom Brady fan. Huge. But that long kiss w his son was disturbing/uncomfortable as f. 🤢😬😬
— Allyson Suzanne (@ally0088) February 2, 2018
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