Kiwi father defends kissing his daughter on the lips

Tyrone Matoka has defended kissing his daughter on the lips.
Tyrone Matoka has defended kissing his daughter on the lips. Photo credit: Tyrone Matoka / Instagram

A Kiwi father who was a victim of family violence when he was a child has defended posting a picture of him kissing his daughter on the lips. 

Tyrone Matoka, who lives in Sydney but is from New Zealand, posted a picture of him kissing his daughter on the lips and urged people to stop sexualising parents kissing their children.  

"There is no greater love than that of a parent for their child," he wrote alongside the photo. 

Matoka, who runs the Facebook group Kiwi Daddy's online said the recent criticism of English ex-football star David Beckham posting a picture of him kissing his daughter Harper on the lips prompted the post. 

The father of three wanted to encourage men to be a positive role model. 

In the post he says: 

"Do me a favour - if this photo of me kissing my five-year-old daughter on the lips offends you, please unfriend me.

"If any sort of loving affection shown between a parent and their child offends you, please unfriend me."

He also defends mothers breastfeeding in public. 

"If seeing a mother in public breastfeeding her baby also offends you, please unfriend me," he said.

"But just before you unfriend me, please take this with you and hide it inside your behind."

Matoka told the Daily Mail Australia his father was violent towards him. 

"I myself had a very rough childhood. My father spent most of it incarcerated so I never had a male father figure," he told the Daily Mail.

"I want to be that role model to my children. There were a lot of negative things in my past but once I had my kids I channelled my experiences into giving them the childhood I never had." 

 

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