When a child decides to pursue his or her passion, having their parents behind them can definitely make a big difference. Supportive dads and moms can be a source of motivation and inspiration really motivate as children do their best to achieve their full potential.
That’s why it’s always saddening when we see scenarios where it’s the parents themselves that discourage their children from fulfilling their dreams. Case in point, one father recently earned the ire of numerous netizens on social media after he showed a lack of enthusiasm – even embarrassment – about his son who joined the LEGO robotics tournament.
Radio host Jesse Kelly of KPRC-AM 950 in Houston has turned into a target of ridicule after a series of tweets where he mocked his own son. His posts eventually went viral, receiving attention not only from Twitter users but from various news sources.
Read Kelly’s tweets here and see for yourself:
It didn’t take long until Twitter netizens began expressing their dislike about Kelly’s tone – and they schooled him about proper parenting.
Eventually, the father and radio personality defended his words, claiming it was all nothing but a big joke. He even said he isn’t sorry for what he said. He even fired back against some of his critics.
In a Chron.com interview, he also said:
“I’ll probably do it again. I think it’s hilarious, as does everyone with a sense of humor.”
Despite his explanation, netizens remained unconvinced it was a good idea to mock his son for competing (and winning!) in the tournament.
In a BoredPanda feature, we learn that the LEGO robotics tournament is “a competition for kids to program autonomous robots to complete tasks.”
Well what do you think, folks? Were this dad’s comments really inappropriate or not? Share your thoughts with us by leaving a comment below!
Family Dines At Restaurant While Maid Just Watched Them Eat Their Meal
“I absolutely HATE people who do this! … I hope y’all get food poisoning.”
Although social media has become a positive driving force for change, it is still true that it sometimes shows disgusting incidents. Recently an image showing a housemaid just watching her employers eat at a restaurant emerged on the internet and it earned ire from netizens.
It is a sad reality that many housemaids and helpers are not treated fairly by their employers. In some cases, they are not paid well and are not even given enough food. What’s sad is that even when they are in public and dining out at a restaurant, there are employers who do not feel ashamed of eating while their maids watch.
A family in Malaysia has been the center of mocking and criticism after a picture of them eating a delicious meal while their maid sat and watched them devour their food circulated on social media....
Woman Plans To Marry Her Comforter Because It Gives The Best Hugs Ever
She won’t be alone on Valentine’s Day. How about you?
There's nothing better than snuggling with your comforter, blanket, or duvet during the cold and frigid nights, or after a long day's work. With the temperatures dropping during this frosty time of the year, you might want to spend most days in bed, sleeping or like a burrito in your most loved comforter.
One woman has taken this to the extreme - she plans to marry her duvet.
Pascale Sellick, a 49-year-old artist, announced her engagement and invites the public to witness her wedding.
Man Asks Airplane Passengers To Help Him Propose To His Girlfriend At 35,000 Feet
Love is a wonderful thing, and the feeling can make you do spontaneous gestures of affection. Today, proposal videos are popular, with many couples being engaged in unexpected places - the beach, desert, tourist spots, or even malls. But, a man had a different thing in mind. He wants to propose to his long-time girlfriend at 35,000 feet.
The Italian couple, Stefano Inve and Vittoria Stabile, got engaged on an airplane where Stabile works. Stabile is a flight attendant for Emirates. She thought she was working a regular shift on board a flight from Rome to Dubai.
Little did she know that her boyfriend, Inve, had a special surprise that will surely melt the hearts of people in the flight and around the world.
This guy asked the help of his co-passengers to decorate the aisle for his proposal.