Hateful Internet Trolls Strike Again
Andrew Hook is our current favorite dad on the planet. Last week on Reddit.com, Hook shared a project he had been working on: an epic homemade kitchen play set for his 2-year-old son, Owen.
Honestly, this guy is super talented. He constructed the unique toy from a dumpy entertainment center he bought for $19.99, and he pimped it out with all of the fake, mini kitchen appliances an aspiring chef could hope for.
Look, he even added red LED strip lighting to the stove and oven so Owen could have a more sensory experience while he used his imagination to bake up some dope hypothetical creme brûlée
Before the story went viral and made it to the front page of Reddit, a bunch of losers from around the internet voiced their hateful opinions on Hook’s present for his son in the comments. They said things like “You are what is wrong with our country… I hope your kid gets beat up at school,” and “seems a little gay to me.”
Now, to begin with, these comments are baffling — do some people really believe that a woman’s place in the world is so firmly set in the kitchen that a little boy can’t play pretend chef without crossing gender boundaries from the stone age?
Hook fired back at the haters and served them up a comeback that showed he doesn’t take other peoples’ nonsense, and that he has nothing but unconditional love for his son:
“Well, going off of comments I have received both online, and in person regarding my wife and I’s decision to make our son a kitchen play set and several “daughter” comments and “but he is a boy”, let me be perfectly blunt.
F**k you. Any time we go to our local science center, or to the children’s museum, he always wants to play in the kitchen playset area. He always wants to watch us cook and likes being involved, so we thought this would be a good idea.
Furthermore, if my kid wanted a barbie doll I would get it for him. If that is what he wants, then that is what he wants. Its his decision what he wants to play with. Not mine.”
Since the incident, Hook has also received a flood of positive and supportive messages, which restores our faith in humanity just a little. But the most important thing? Owen doesn’t care what the haters say — he loves his kitchen and he loves his dad, and judging by the content of this story, that’s gonna get him far in life.
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Dad of the year!