Maluma’s “Passionate Kiss” On The Lips With His Mom Stirs Up Controversy
Colombian singer and songwriter Maluma has people feeling all kinds of ways after he posted a photo to his Instagram wishing his mom a happy mother’s day. It’s the photo he posted, though, that had some raising their eyebrows.
The image was picked up by PopCrave, who wrote, “Maluma shares passionate kiss with his mom in new photo celebrating #MothersDay.” Instantly, the replies were flooded with responses saying that there was something unnatural about a mother and son kissing in such a way.
norman and norma bates are shaking in their graves
— itzel (@waikikicove_) May 13, 2019
Why IS SHE HOLDING HIMIKE THAT ATECTHEY ACTUALLY MAKING OUT
— Jaydie ᵂⁱᵗʰ ˡᵘᵛ♡ (@Jay_NobleHuman_) May 12, 2019
I’m a huge Maluma fan but I agree it looks too passionate for me
— Brandon Romero (@BrandonJRomero_) May 12, 2019
But there were some coming to Maluma’s defense after the photos and saying that kissing a parent on the lips is common in Latinx cultures and not nearly as weird as some are making it out to seem. One fan commented on the photo, saying, “There’s no need to always make a comment on others’ lives.. That’s his mom. So is that a big deal to kiss your mom..? It’s a part of that culture. Maybe it was a little passionate but it lasted for a few seconds though in the photo it looks like it’s prolonged… and for those people who’re saying ‘he’s white’ ‘white things,’ he is Colombian. Plus, y’all aren’t supposed to make fun of any community period.” [Note: the previous comment has been edited for spelling and grammar errors.]
Everyone bashing Maluma for posting a Mother’s Day pic of him kissing his mom on the lips??! Lol!! Westerners can’t conceptualize cultural norms in other countries. Grow up and read a book for once so y’all can gain some understanding about other cultures.
— Mina✽̈ (@mimzy_64) May 13, 2019
I think we ALL wish we were Maluma’s mom. pic.twitter.com/WewO4dh8WX
— Marco Sav (@MarcoSav93) May 13, 2019
And then there was a whole ‘nother side of the public’s response — people who weren’t really coming out either way about the how natural a mother-son kiss like that is — just saying they want Maluma to kiss them like that… so, LOL.