Russell Brand is slammed for NEVER changing his kids nappies or looking after them alone!
Wait! He said what?
By Practical Parenting team
January 21 2019
The star - once married to Katy Perry - gave a bizarre interview to the UK's Sunday Times where he admitted he refused to be a hands-on dad to Mabel, two and Peggy, six months and lets his wife do everything.
Asked if he had ever spent 24 hours in sole charge of his children, he said his wife Laura Gallacher had never left their children: "No. She wouldn't go away for 24 hours, Laura. She respects and cares for their safety too much."
Then when pressed if he had ever babysat for just an evening, the UK star said, 'Um, I've done like, a night. But they're asleep then."
"Yes, I'm very, very focused on the mystical connotations of Mabel's beauty and grace. Not so good on the nappies and making sure that they eat food."
He admitted that he usually let his daughters get away with whatever they wanted and hated the idea of being a traditional parent.
"When I looked after Mabel on her own, she dropped two social classes in an hour.
"In no time at all we're in a coffee shop, she's just got a nappy on, she's covered in stuff because I'm not willing to fight any of the battles.
"I'm like, f*** it, it doesn't matter whether she wears trousers, no, I suppose it doesn't matter if she does that.
"So it looks a bit Shameless within a couple of hours. Laura's able to sustain and maintain domesticity in a way that's astonishing."
Explaining why he has not taken a more hands-on approach to parenting, he said: "It turns out that she (Laura) is extremely well versed in the nuances and complexities of child-rearing.
"Me, I am dedicated to it, devoted to it, but I am still surprised when it's like, 'Oh my God, this is f****** really hard and it's so exhausting.'"
He broke off during the interview to explain that he wasn’t totally useless and had helped out dropping his daughter off at daycare.
“But I’m sensitive and awake and aware, so I have to dial a lot s--t down to go through normal life”.
Parents swiftly condemned Russell's out-dated approach to fatherhood and said they felt sorry for his wife, who shouldered all the parenting and babysitting duties.
'Someone needs to step in and tell Laura that an involved dad is a good dad,' said one.
'“Laura is better at it because she has no choice. Someone has to step up and take responsibility for keeping your child alive and nurturing them into a well rounded, clean and fed human being,' said another.
Ouch. Looks like Russell will think twice before he talks about fatherhood again...