Hollywood mothers are often subjected to “mom shaming” on a regular basis thanks to social media — just ask Kim Kardashian, who was recently criticized for her sexy Instagram photos. Rarely, however, do we hear about “dad shaming.”
Al Roker became the exception. This week, the Today show host posted a sneaky parenting video on Twitter where he’s seen locking away phones and a Nintendo Switch in a safety box. His reasoning: His 15-year-old son, Nick, would stay up all night on the devices.
To keep Nick from staying up all night watching videos/games/texting, we would keep his gadgets in our room but he would sneak down at night to grab ‘em…til I came up with this li’l beauty pic.twitter.com/hebH4h8A7H
— Al Roker (@alroker) March 29, 2018
Most of Roker’s fans thought the idea was a genius parenting hack. One user even wrote, “well done,” and another said, “way to go, Al!” But one Twitter user responded with a jab at the TV host’s methods.
Too bad when you say shut it off, he doesn’t just listen to you…
— Maureen Petrides (@MoPetrides) March 29, 2018
Al wasted no time in clapping back, putting the dad shamer in his place.
Other parents chimed right in, applauding Roker for standing up to the troll. They all agreed: There’s no room for judgmental parents.
I learned a long time ago that parenting is the hardest job in the world and we need to support each other. Every child is different and we are all just doing our best.
— Leslie More Ruether (@lesrae05) March 29, 2018
I have had the wonderful experience of teaching your daughter. If children are a reflection of parenting, Al you don’t need advice from this lady.
— Jeffrey Butler (@chefJeffICC) March 29, 2018
Why are people so judgey??? Every time I read all the Today show peoples fun tweets someone makes a nasty comment! Stop Judging people!!!
— Kelly Tays (@ktays2000) March 29, 2018
Must be nice to be the perfect parent so that you may judge others…..smh ….trust me your kid is off doing stuff you don’t know lmao
— Rhonda Bryant (@RLBryant123) March 29, 2018
You are awesome don’t let some punk tell you how to raise your kids
— nojilo (@ojo_prod) March 29, 2018
i agree al, what is wrong with people?
— midnight (@midnight7095) March 29, 2018
We do have to wonder, however, if Roker’s son is on his dad’s side like the rest of Twitter. His devices are still locked away after all.
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