Dad’s Bathtub Selfie with Daughter Lands Him in Hot Water Dad’s Bathtub Selfie with Daughter Lands Him in Hot Water
The Short of It Danish comedian and dad Torgen Chris is being taken to task for posting a picture on social media of him... Dad’s Bathtub Selfie with Daughter Lands Him in Hot Water

The Short of It

Danish comedian and dad Torgen Chris is being taken to task for posting a picture on social media of him and his toddler daughter taking a bath together.

The Lowdown

Chris posted the picture—which shows him naked (his private parts are covered in the shot) in the tub playing with his 2-year-old daughter—to Facebook, where it quickly started going viral, thanks in large part to the comedian’s caption.

“Listen: It’s OK for children and adults to be naked together,” he wrote. “If we could not bear to see each other naked, we would have been born with clothes on.”

Discussing nudity is nothing new for Chris, whose one man show ‘jydelogik’ is a critique of the supposed Danish fear of nakedness. After pointing out society’s exaggerated fear and apprehension of letting adults be naked around kids during one of his recent shows, Chris said several men got in touch with him. They thanked him for bravely exposing the matter and shared that they often felt under suspicion from people who had seen pictures of them bathing with their daughters in bathtubs.

“There is nothing wrong with a dad washing his daughter’s butt and private parts while she is a child,” Chris said in his post. “Rather, it is very disgusting if nobody does it, and unfair if only the mother does. Nudity with your child is not disgusting, it’s natural.”

The Upshot

As bathtub selfies increasingly become a thing, the age at which parents should stop bathing and/or showering with their kids is becoming more and more of a hotly debated topic. I know plenty of parents who would never even walk around naked in front of their children, and plenty more who hop into their shower with their kids on the regular without thinking twice.

The bottom line? I think every family should decide what works best for them, based on their own level of comfort and with a basic understanding of their child’s development. That being said, if you or your child seem to be uncomfortable with the shared experience, you should stop right away.

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  • Marquita white

    2017-09-23 #1 Author

    I personally think there is nothing wrong with your child bathing with you..it makes it more fun, saves time and is considered bonding.

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    • Tiffany

      2017-09-23 #2 Author

      I don’t see anything wrong with it.! Now when she gets around 4 5 yea you shouldn’t just cause she will be more Curious. Everyone now days are Judge mental and always trying to put their 2 cents in someone else life.! When most likely there is a lot worse going on behind thier closed door

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  • Kay

    2017-09-23 #3 Author

    I feel its not OK at a certain age to take baths with your child. They become curious at a certain age some things u shouldn’t do

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  • Haley

    2017-09-23 #4 Author

    Up until a certain age there isn’t anything wrong with a bathing with your child. Fun/ bonding time with the little ones!

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  • Tiffany

    2017-09-23 #5 Author

    I don’t see anything wrong with it.! Now when she gets around 4 5 yea you shouldn’t just cause she will be more Curious. Everyone now days are Judge mental and always trying to put their 2 cents in someone else life.! When most likely there is a lot worse going on behind thier closed door

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  • Sarah walton

    2017-09-23 #6 Author

    I honestly don’t think dads should be naked in the tub with daughters At The Walking & Talking age 💯

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  • Ronnie

    2017-09-24 #7 Author

    I fill like its not cool , he should have on swimming trunks and she should have on something its a little girl not a lil boy…

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  • Dayana dancy

    2017-09-24 #8 Author

    I don’t think this is right he is a guy what if she asks what’s that between his legs or try to touch it

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    • NeneHennessey

      2017-09-25 #9 Author

      Right how do you explain that to a child, impossible! VERRY INAPPROPRIATE!

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    • Geisha

      2017-10-12 #10 Author

      You tell the child what it is ,, a penis , and if they try to touch it you tell them it’s not appropriate to touch it . A penis is a private part and you don’t touch other people’s private parts and they don’t touch theirs.

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  • Jasmine

    2017-09-24 #11 Author

    This photo is very unacceptable and he should have none better🤦🏽‍♀️

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  • Talea Robertson

    2017-09-25 #12 Author

    I honestly don’t see a problem with it as long as he wear swim trunks because the doesn’t need to be exposed to his unmentionable body parts.

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  • Sasha

    2017-09-25 #13 Author

    Me personally I don’t think this is okay…this is the age where they become very curious

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  • Cadejah Mobley

    2017-09-25 #14 Author

    I don’t think there’s any reason a father cannot bathe with his child . He have rights just like a mother would!

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  • Danielle

    2017-09-25 #15 Author

    I don’t feel there is anything wrong with bathing with kids up to a certain age but this is fine

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  • Rheza

    2017-09-25 #16 Author

    For me its a way of fun bonding with our little one, as long as they are enjoying it and no one is harmed its alright 👍

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  • Chelle

    2017-09-25 #17 Author

    I dont personally see anything wrong with bathing your child. It gives you bonding time and unforgettable memories

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  • Nicole Joanne Meilat

    2017-09-25 #18 Author

    I think theres is nothing wrong if Daddy at least has his underwear.

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  • Antoinette

    2017-09-27 #20 Author

    There’s nothing wrong!!! It’s a father and son bond , some kids never will ever experience this moment because there dada aren’t around

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  • Sheria and Dexter McDonald

    2017-09-28 #21 Author

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with Dad in the tub with his daughter.People take things to the extreme…SMH.. Actually it’s beautiful!!❤

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  • Geisha

    2017-10-12 #22 Author

    No different to a mother bathing with their sons or daughters .
    If people have an issue with this is there an issue with fathers changing their daughters nappies ?
    Not every male is a pedophile . We need to stop punishing good fathers for the evils of those that do harm .
    I’ve taught my kids from a young age what a penis is and a vulva , who has what and what is and isn’t acceptable.
    We do not hide our bodies and are comfortable in our skin .
    My boys 6 and 3 always bomb into the shower and it’s not weird for anyone . We wash our bodies , dry of and get dressed .

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