Twitter has responded in the best possible way to Piers Morgan mocking new dad Daniel Craig, and we are so here for it.
Here’s what went down.
The TV personality, Morgan, shared this image on Twitter of Craig – best known for his role as James Bond – carrying his new baby girl. The actor and his wife, Rachel Weis, welcomed their daughter last month.
And the internet (rightly so) has lost its chops!
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 15, 2018
Hit a nerve
In the image, Craig, 50, is seen doing something very, very ordinary. He’s simply taking his baby girl out for a stroll, by wearing her in a carrier – Just. Like. Every. Other. Parent.
But for some reason, Morgan, known for being controversial, felt this was worthy of a tweet. And it was the #emascualtedBond hashtag that followed his “Oh 007.. not you as well?!!!” comment that has made our, and the entire internet’s, blood boil.
PARENTING IS NOT JUST A MUM’S JOB/JOY!
There are a number of reasons why the tweet has ruffled a few feathers.
Firstly, it’s just plain sexist. Morgan is basically saying that a dad carrying his baby is emasculating him – because you know, parenting is women’s business and men who are seen doing it in public are stepping into a motherhood role.
Secondly, it’s so insulting to dads – by mocking Craig in this way, Morgan is also mocking fatherhood, as well as dads who enjoy the closeness of carrying their babies.
Lastly, it devalues dads by making them feel that the most important and greatest job they have is worthy of a tweet bagging it out.
The internet is firing back
The controversial tweet has peed off people far and wide and there is now a thread trending inviting dads to share their baby wearing pics in protest.
Here are some of our favourites:
I carry this guy around all day we go for walks & runs, lift weights, go grocery shopping, go to the park, cook dinner, do squats, lunges, pullups, train other ppl…I've never been more of a man @piersmorgan #dadlife #emasculatedBond pic.twitter.com/BhpfH0W1lW
— bucktownfit (@bucktownfit) October 16, 2018
taken mere moments before the Man Police confiscated my Man Card pic.twitter.com/VuXSGB3c7Q
— what if Scott Dai, but too much? (@scoi007) October 15, 2018
— chris wadhams (@chriswadhams) October 16, 2018
I loved wearing my baby. Fancy a dad enjoying being close to his child! pic.twitter.com/vajH5Flrpw
— Seán Ó Domhnaill 🕊️ (@joapostrophed) October 15, 2018
He’s an odd duck, that Piers. I loved carrying my daughter about. pic.twitter.com/yPGHX1He9s
— Ben Cooper 🏴🇪🇺 (@bencooper) October 15, 2018
Some kangaroo time from 6 years ago pic.twitter.com/VuLZq8uTHj
— Jordy McKever (@itsjordylive) October 15, 2018
Thor mustn’t be a real man either
As the ‘share your dad baby-carrying pics’ thread carried momentum, with more and more dads posting images of themselves wearing their babies, one user shared this image of Chris Hemsworth – ahem, none other than muscle man Thor himself, being “emasculated”.
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Chris Hemsworth! pic.twitter.com/iz7OMUzYwW
— Jess McGuire🌈 (@jessmcguire) October 16, 2018
Then the backlash got nasty
And although we don’t support body shaming, we couldn’t help but laugh at this one:
So Piers Morgan (pictured on the left) is giving Daniel Craig (pictured on the right) lessons about manhood 🤔😏 😏 pic.twitter.com/kYlsqy6znd
— Evan Cleaver (@EvanCleaver) October 16, 2018
So dear Piers Morgan, please think before you tweet. Hell has no fury like a world of pissed off parents with a Twitter account.
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