“Well, she’s three … maybe when she’s four she can go out and start a business or something.”
HGTV’s Erin Napier speaks out after a post that was supposed to highlight a heartwarming moment between her husband and their daughter was met with criticism.
Earlier this week, the “Hometown” star posted a cute picture of her husband Ben Napier cuddling their three-year-old daughter Helen. She wrote the caption for the photo: “Tonight he told her ‘A man’s job is to keep girls safe, to cherish and protect them.’ Good thing we did not get the jackpot in this house. “
And the reaction to that comment was pretty divided.
Some followers broadly supported the message, commenting on the sweet nature of the father-daughter relationship.
One user wrote: “If more fathers did, the world would be a much better place with children who know they are loved. Great job Ben!” while another commented: “A girl’s first love is her father. Helen has an amazing.”
Other fans, however, were quick to point out that men were not solely responsible for keeping their children safe, and that women had an equal responsibility.
“As long as he adds that women, like you, their mother, are just as committed to keeping girls safe and caring and protecting them. Like the men who do the same job. Because you and I can and do the same thing. job. ” wrote a follower.
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“Yes, but it is also a woman’s job, whether it’s a mother, aunt or grandmother. There are many children without a man in their lives, and those children must also feel safe,” wrote one user – like another urged, “But please, PLEASE add, ‘And women can do whatever they dream of and are not dependent on anyone.
Napier eventually responded to the criticism, commenting, “Well, she’s three. And we’re teaching her to find her strengths.”
“An important thing we teach her is that her parents are a team that trusts each other and she can trust her family. Maybe when she’s four, she can go out and start a business or something,” she concluded her statement.
Erin and Ben Napier share two daughters; Helen, 3, and Mae, who is six months old.
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