FoF: Keep Calm and Baby-Carry On

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There’s this guy who co-hosts a morning chat show in Great Britain who likes to stir things up for attention. We’re not going to give his compulsive provocations any more oxygen by showing his face (see above), or by mentioning his name, which anagrams to GRIM PERSONA.

Anyway, Mr. Grim shoveled himself onto Twitter this week, posted a picture of Daniel Craig cradling his six-week-old daughter in a baby carrier, and for some reason unknown to humanity decided to call him out as “emasculated.”

Daniel Frigging Craig. Who jumps off cranestrains, and automobiles. And has the injuries to prove it. Not that any of that should define masculinity.

The whole thing was just another preposterous trolling from a blowhard publicity junkie, but the real Internet win was all the dads who posted baby-carrying pictures in response.

It’s a sign of these times that the definition of masculinity is the subject of intense debate. And it’s an even better sign that when men (and our friends at Baby Bjorn) assert that they love baby-carrying, comedians are prepared to wield shaving cream to defend us.

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