Everyone knows that taking care of babies has historically been considered a female’s job—our society was (and still kinda is) pretty sexist. But in the last couple of decades, more and more dads have been full-on stepping up to parent their children. We can all agree that the dad who contributes to their family in ways beyond “bringing home the bacon” is the epitome of true manliness, right?
One person who wouldn’t agree is former CNN host and current Twitter troll Piers Morgan. He took to the social media platform earlier this week to call out former James Bond actor Daniel Craig for using a baby carrier to carry around his child. Yup, apparently using a baby carrier is somehow “emasculating.” Ugh. Take a look.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 15, 2018
Luckily, Twitter was super ready to clap back at him for it by flooding his replies with cute pictures of dads carrying their children—because dads taking time to bond with their children is a good thing! Here are some of our favourites:
If it’s good enough for James Bond, it’s good enough for me. pic.twitter.com/TIHku6urvl
— Will O’Neill (@wtoneill) October 16, 2018
Real men wear babies pic.twitter.com/Z06ZZSjeRk
— Chelsea Vives (@lifewith3boys__) October 16, 2018
Same sling, different kids, 2014 and 2018. For both kids it was a source of great comfort and safety for them. In each case, it helped them to sleep in those early days (and to give their mother a chance to sleep, too). It’s a great way to share time with them. pic.twitter.com/g4fvL47dsE
— Jon Hall (@JonHall_) October 16, 2018
— nick (@Nicks4thWall) October 16, 2018
Bond. Father-Son Bond. pic.twitter.com/VFFIq4rxXM
— Carl N. Hammarskjold (@CNHammarskjold) October 16, 2018
Seeing my husband carry our babies only makes him more of a man pic.twitter.com/Mc4QWUDFoT
— Big Tree’s Wife (@BigTreesWife) October 16, 2018
Oh no! And when they have long hair and go grocery shopping and teach their kids compassion and how to be secure in who they are! Ugggggh so emasculating pic.twitter.com/TcqKiHKL2S
— Mandy Winbun (@MandolynnWinbun) October 16, 2018
— Matthew Peña (@matthewipena) October 16, 2018
— Paola c (@CPawelina) October 16, 2018
And the best one:
— Jeremy Lye (@JJLye980) October 16, 2018
Look at all those cute dads and their adorable babies!
Morgan went on to tweet about how dads should just carry their babies in their arms instead of using a carrier. What the? Has he never tried the wonder that is a baby carrier? You get to hold and be close to your baby, while also having your hands free to do other things.
There are so many reasons why Morgan is completely wrong, but rather than go into them at length, we’ll let Avengers actor Chris Evans (a.k.a. Captain America) sum it up, as he did very nicely with this tweet (and he’s not even a dad himself yet!):
You really have to be so uncertain of your own masculinity to concern yourself with how another man carries his child. Any man who wastes time quantifying masculinity is terrified on the inside. https://t.co/9jsHZ3WKRn
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 16, 2018
Bravo Chris! And to all the dads out there who are trying their best to parent their kids, keep up the good work! Who cares what one whiny dude on Twitter thinks, right?
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