David Beckham Slams Daily Mail For Attacking Parenting Skills After Giving Harper A Pacifier

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David Beckham slammed the Daily Mail on Monday after the tabloid published a story Sunday criticizing the athlete and Victoria Beckham for letting their four-year-old daughter Harper use a pacifier. The Daily Mail’s story claimed experts warned that the little girl could suffer “speech or dental issues” if she keeps using the pacifier.

The paper, which posted a paparazzo photo of Beckham with a pacifier in her mouth, wrote, “Harper Beckham is well beyond the age that most health experts would advise giving a child a dummy… Parenting experts said David and Victoria risked stunting their daughter’s speech and were putting her teeth at risk of damage by letting her continue to use one.”

Beckham shared a screengrab of the tabloid’s story, bashing the tabloid for making assumptions and noted that his daughter was sick when the picture was taken. “Why do people feel they have the right to criticize a parent about their own children without having any facts?? Everyone who has children knows that when they aren’t feeling well or have a fever you do what comforts them best and most of the time it’s a pacifier.” He added, “So those who criticize think twice about what you say about other people’s children because actually you have no right to criticize me as a parent.”

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