Famed Reggaeton artist Maluma has sparked a debate on social with his Mother’s Day post.
The mega Latin pop star is known for blowing up the charts with hit songs like “Borró Cassette,” “El Perdedor” on his own, and his epic collaborations with talented diva Shakira, late rapper XXXTentacion, and the queen of pop Madonna.
Over the weekend, he became a trending topic after he shared a picture where he is kissing his mother, Marlli Arias.
In the picture Maluma, 25, whose real name is Juan Luis Londoño Arias, can be seen holding his mom as he kisses her on the lips — and while some back him, others are saying he has gone too far.
Should a mom kiss her child on the lips?
One person said: “Uhmmmmm I’m Hispanic. Puerto Rican to be exact. And uhmmm NO. This looks way out of pockets. Now if it was a quick peck then yes it is seen in the Hispanic culture. And sometimes the parents STOP doing that at a certain age with their kids. But this right here… Nahhhh to much…”
Another follower shared: “Oh hell nah. No, it’s not a Latino thing. Families create their own way of showing their way of love, and that is his way with his mother. I’m Hispanic and never in a million years would my brother kiss my mom in the lips like that.
He’s a grown man kissing his mom the same way he would kiss his wife 🥴🥴.”
This fan stated: “What’s the problem I’m lost? 🧐 That’s his moms you all don’t kiss you all moms on the lips and cheeks? 🤔And we kiss our kids on the lips when they’re young I think it just looks more intimate b/c they were trying to capture it & maybe it’s part of they’re the culture I don’t see anything wrong w/ it I see why people are thinking otherwise though. Maluma kisses everyone like that 🤣 if y’ all been to his concerts y’ all would know.”
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A fourth music lover explained: “Who are we to judge its a picture! It.could very well have been a quick kiss caught in the moment of a picture. Be grateful..some of us don’t have a mother to show that kind of love to be grateful and thankful I would give my last breath to be able to hug mother again.”
Mother’s Day 2019 was special to him.