A comedian who innocently posted a picture on Facebook of himself in the bath with his daughter has been branded a paedophile by followers on Facebook, who presumably enjoy feeling outraged at nothing.
Torben Chris, quite rightly, hit back at his critics, and others who have a go at dads for having a bath with their kids, saying there was nothing wrong with it and that it was ‘bloody disgusting’ for dad’s not to bathe their kids.
Someone told me that he had been accused of paedophilia by a stranger because he bathed with his two-year-old daughter.
Another had been warned on his “urge” towards paedophilia, because he had shared a picture of a French braid on his 11-year-old daughter’s bare back on social media.
There was even a father whose wife thinks it was inappropriate, if your daughter sees her father urinate.
Listen: children and adults can be naked together.
There is nothing wrong with a father who washes his daughter’s bottom and vagina when she’s a child. On the contrary, it is bloody disgusting if nobody does it, and unfair if only the mother does it.
If we couldn’t stand to see each other naked we’d be born with clothes on.
Nudity with your child’s not gross, but natural. A father in the shower with his daughter’s not paedophilia, it’s fun.
The comedian was inspired to make the post after being contacted by parents who’d been accused of paedophillia by busybodies. The parents got in touch with Mr Chris as part of his one man show, ‘jydelogik’ which deals with Danish prudishness and the idea of,’nøgenhedsforskrækkelse,’which is a fear of nudity.
The Facebook post has received almost 60,000 likes and has been shared more than 6,500 times.
Hundreds of comments have praised the post including one that read: “Amen! I would almost go so far as to say, as a parent, you must bathe with your child. Children need to see a naked body, see it naturally, how different bodies can look and how right it is… Otherwise we will end up with a totally disturbed generation who think everyone looks like a model without clothes on.”
However not everyone thinks the post is in good taste.
One angry commentor wrote: “The only person who isn’t thinking straight is you and your types!!!! You’re sitting there with your legs spread out in front of a two-year old girl. Doesn’t it feel wrong??”
While another posted:“Was there not a single time where it felt wrong for the child?? Who on earth says your daughter wants to see you like this?? Poor child!!!”
Some people are beyond help.