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Piers Morgan, Chris Cillizza reignite debate about kissing your kids on the lips

Here we go again.


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Published Nov 28, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 12:36 am CDT

CNN pundit Chris Cillizza tweeted on Tuesday that he kisses his children “on the lips,” inciting ridicule and sparking yet another Twitter debate about whether or not it’s appropriate to do so.

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It started when TV personality Piers Morgan, who has a habit of interjecting his opinions on parenting whether they’re wanted or not, said it was “staggering” that other Twitter users were mouth-kissing type parents.

“Weirdos,” he tweeted.

People on Twitter started responding to Morgan’s tweet with pictures of themselves kissing their children on the lips to prove there’s nothing inappropriate about showing your children some love.

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Many defended the act.

“It’s called unconditional love for your kids and showing affection,” Twitter user @Abbo9966 wrote. “The fact some people even think along other lines is weird… What a sad world we now live in.”

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Sports stars David Beckham and Tom Brady have previously made headlines for sharing their love of mouth-kisses with their children.

Still, many people maintain that adults shouldn’t kiss their kids on the lips.

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And plenty of others agree there’s nothing wrong with kissing kids on the lips.

For others, there was a much more difficult debate on hand: who they wanted to disagree with more, Cillizza or Morgan.

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*First Published: Nov 28, 2018, 7:00 pm CST