We always celebrate Father’s Day with honoring the good fathers who have influenced us to take positive directions in our lives, but these five celebrity dads turn heads and make necks roll with their experimental parenting, inappropriate sexual allegations, and bad choices:
After Beyoncé kicked him to the curb, so did everyone else who was in his entourage. Not only was his four-year-old son Nixon conceived while he was still married to his fashion designer wife Tina, but he is accused of not paying child support, leaving his innocent son homeless. Necolebitchie.com reports that Knowles lowered his child support payments from $12,000 to $2,400 causing Nixon and his mother to change their living arrangements to adjust to the much lower support. Cheap daddy.
Who can forget this super bad, yet charming and very handsome dad and husband living up to the stereotypical life of a politician. John’s scandal just didn’t make him bad to the kids he claimed as his own, he was even worse to the one he denied to whom he had with his campaign videographer Rielle Hunter while still married to his dying wife Elizabeth. At one time, the world believed that the now 7-year-old Frances would have to go on the Maury show to establish paternity between Edwards and his former aide Andrew Young, who claimed that Edwards wanted him to get a false DNA test to establish false paternity, according to ABC News. This all makes for a daddy scandal for years to come.
We all love the Smith’s, but many times the experimental parenting practices of Will Smith are criticized for giving their kids too many choices and too many freedoms to express themselves. Wait–isn’t that what we want? Obviously not. Will has come under scrutiny for practicing not punishing his kids and allowing his children to negotiate their actions. He ignited the web with a statement made In his interview with Haute Living speaking about black parents viewing their kids as property as a result of slavery. There were many rebuttals to his interviews questioning his slanted view of parenting. As of late, his 13-year-old Willow Smith has been in the headlines after posing on a bed with a 20-year-old man as reported by Radar Online, sparking more side eye to how Mr. Will Smith raises his kids.
Heads were rolling when Woody’s daughter Dylan Farrow revealed that she had been sexually abused as a child. NY Daily News reports that the now 28-year-old Farrow reported that Allan made promises to her and told her their sexual activities were their secrets. People didn’t know who to believe, but this wasn’t the first time Allen had been under the spotlight for shady daddy behavior. His marriage to his ex girlfriend and ‘baby mama’ Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn caused confusion and disgrace with his son and “brother-in-law” Ron Farrow calling the marriage a “moral transgression” in his interview with Life Magazine.
Billy Ray Cyrus
Forget Michael Lohan, how has Billy Ray Cyrus been able to fly under the radar for so long? While the actions of the children, especially grown kids, shouldn’t necessarily reflect parenting skills, we still need to look at the years leading up to 21-year-old Miley’s series of antics. According to the Huffington Post, Miley tweeted a threat to tell on her father. While she later claimed that the message was sent accidently (yeah right!), there is still some speculation that the two have some kind of beef that will eventually be revealed.
Let’s face it, parenting can be hard, but these celebrity dads make your parental decisions and skills look stellar when compared to theirs!