On social media: The Rock blasted over daughter's photo

THE ROCK BLASTED OVER DAUGHTER'S PHOTO: Netizens are throwing "rocks" at Dwayne Johnson after he recently posted a photo of himself and his daughter at a swimming pool. 	Three-year-old Jasmine was not in a swimsuit, prompting some to question the act
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THE ROCK BLASTED OVER DAUGHTER'S PHOTO: Netizens are throwing "rocks" at Dwayne Johnson after he recently posted a photo of himself and his daughter at a swimming pool.   

Three-year-old Jasmine was not in a swimsuit, prompting some to question the actor's decision-making as a parent.     

The backlash over the naked photo forced Johnson, more popularly known as The Rock, to delete the photo, though he did not post any explanation online.     

But there were also netizens who defended the 47-year-old actor, lambasting those for choosing to sexualise an innocuous moment shared by father and daughter.     

The Rock has another daughter - Tiana, who just turned one - with long-time partner Lauren Hashian. He also has a 17-year-old daughter from a previous marriage.     

The no-swimsuit uproar followed a recent one that saw Pink getting flak online over her posting a photo of her son without diapers. In that incident, the 39-year-old singer saw red over the remarks, blasting the naysayers and noting that "there is something seriously wrong with a lot of you out there".

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2019, with the headline 'On social media'. Print Edition | Subscribe