Joe Wicks is facing criticism from fellow parents who branded him ‘irresponsible’ for a photo he posed for with his baby
Joe Wicks is well known for helping people turn their life around via exercise and a balanced, healthy diet.
Most of the time he’s praised on social media for his work with others and being an all round inspiration.
However this week the 32-year-old is facing some fierce backlash from fellow parents after he uploaded a rather interesting photo of himself and his baby daughter, Indie.
Joe and his partner Rosie Jones welcomed their first child together in September 2018 and the dad has shared several snaps of the little one since then.
Fans of the Body Coach are divided over his most recent Instagram picture of himself and his daughter, which was taken on a beach in Costa Rica.
The image shows Joe, balancing his child in the palm of one hand, by her feet.
He captioned the post: “My dad used to balance me in his hand like this when I was a baby.”
So far over 126,000 people have liked the photo, however not everyone was impressed by the pose.
One user, named Paul, shared a lengthy comment slamming the parent for being ‘irresponsible’.
He said: “What I say might attract criticism but I feel that it’s a little irresponsible of you. You’re in a foreign country, on the beach, miles away from anywhere you could get medical assistance.
“If you’d have dropped her God forbid, even worse on her head, what would you have done?
“You would not have posted this picture on Instagram to begin with, and at worse ended up in hospital. And for what reason? To get some likes on Instagram? Wait it truly worth the risk?”
Another commented: “It’s plain stupid.”
A third agreed and said the photo had made their “stomach churn.”
Despite this, many people thought the dad was simply creating wonderful memories for his child, while some suggested the image was photoshopped and not a cause for concern.
One devoted fan was angered by the backlash to the picture and hit out at the haters writing: “Anyone who follows @thebodycoach knows full well how much he loves and adores his baby girl and therefore would never do something that could put her at risk, get a life it’s heartwarming.”