Gabrielle Union shared a cute clip of an affectionate moment with her 1-month-old daughter but was forced to defend kissing her on the lips when haters rolled into her comments.
“Kissing Game. She’s got my ❤︎ on a string @kaaviajames💋💋💋,” Union captioned a video from her IGTV. The clip showed mom repeatedly smooching Kaavia James soundtracked to Hi-Five’s “I Like the Way (The Kissing Game).”
Several fans found the moment precious.
“Omggg this just warms my heart‼️”
“The way she looks at you!😍❤️”
But others criticized the movie star.
“Ahhhh didn’t anyone tell you you shouldn’t kiss a baby in the mouth. Even your own. She’s beautiful though.”
“She’s gorgeous, but no kissing babies on the mouth.”
Union took to the comments to issue a lengthy response to the naysayers and assured everyone that Kaavia is just fine.
“Hey guys I appreciate all the concern about kisses on the mouth and labored breathing, I am blessed enough to have a nurse here with us while at work,” she explained. “Kaav is healthy and I don’t even touch her without washing and sanitizing myself and everything and everyone that comes into contact with her. No visits with sick folk and even all of Oprah’s crew got whooping cough vaccinations and current on all vaccinations to be in our home. If you think I waited this long and went thru all this to put my baby in harm’s way… you got another thing coming.”
Still, some took up for Union and said she didn’t need to respond to haters.
“@gabunion you don’t have to explain yourself!!!!”
“The explanation describes exactly who you are. We know you will do nothing to bring your child into any danger! Enjoy and god bless ✨❤️❤️”
“@gabunion Please don’t explain yourself ever again for what you do with YOUR baby.”