Is it appropriate for a grandfather to share a bathtub with his grand daughter ? That is the question on the lips of many when a popular Chicago preacher provoked controversy after posting a picture of himself in the bath with his granddaughter on Instragram.
Bishop Larry Trotter of the Sweet Holy Spirit Church caused uproar on Twitter after sharing the intimate snap with his fans on the popular photo-sharing site.
In the picture, Trotter and his granddaughter smile for the camera while covered in bubbles from the neck down. It is not clear whether they are naked.
One outraged fan said: ” No man should ever ever ever take a bath with a female in his family or friends. That’s only for a man and his wife! This is totally inappropriate behavior!”
Another said: “This might seem innocent but my question to you is why on earth you are taking a bath where your 4/5 year old granddaughter can just walk in on you and question about the bubbles in the tub.”
And yet aother wrote: “I simply could not find anything right with this picture and I looked for 3 minutes.”
But the bishop has defended himself by saying that while taking a bubble bath, his grand daughter, who was visiting with her parents for the weekend, came into the bathroom and asked him if she could get in the tub and he said yes. Meanwhile, he claims the girl’s mother was there and took the photograph.