A viral photo of a woman and her teenage son kissing on the lips has sparked outrage on social media. The parents were celebrating their son’s birthday, and when it came time to cut the cake, the woman kissed her son on the lips.
While they were being photographed, her husband could be seen watching them and smiling. However, when the photo surfaced online, netizens had mixed reactions, with some saying there is nothing wrong with it because it is a practice in some cultures.
Other social media users commented that, regardless of the circumstances, it is inappropriate for a mother to kiss her son in that manner.
@Makavelli275, an American-based Nigerian man, shared the photo on the microblogging platform Twitter and wrote:
‘Why on earth would a mother and son be kissing this way?”
Why on earth would a mother and son be kissing this way? pic.twitter.com/q7uGiRBDis— Aku-N’esi-Obi-Ike (I) (@Makavelli275) December 23, 2022