Women who described 12-year-old Romeo Beckham as 'fit' and 'hot' in his Burberry modelling photos have been attacked by shocked Twitter users.
But his poses in a raincoat and scarf sparked compliments of a more controversial kind.
One woman Tweeter wrote: "Romeo Beckham you are like 10 and so hot."
Another woman tweeted: "When Romeo Beckham reaches legal age I'll be in my perfect cougar age. Just saying."
The messages so appalled Stinson Hunter- star of Channel 4 documentary 'The Paedophile Hunter'- that he brought them to the attention of his 65,000 Twitter followers.
He re-tweeted the messages before writing: "Shocked at how many people think it's ok for women to call a child 'Hot' or a variation of similar things. Really shocking attitudes."
Stinson then added: "I've seen some shocking comments about that Beckham kid - grown women saying he's 'fit' sort your heads out - he's ten for God sakes."
TOWIE star Maria Fowler also tweeted about a double standard between men and women.
Stinson's followers inundated him with responses, with one Twitter user writing: "Man or woman, saying a child is hot is wrong. Just because you're a woman, its no diff than a man saying that (sic)."
Another tweeted: "If this was a man it would be a different story."
And another wrote: "The point is, man or woman, an ADULT was sexualising a CHILD. Whatever the gender, that is disturbing on every level."
A male Tweeter added: "If I wrote that about a 10 year old girl, there'd be murder on."