The first online villan of 2021, a dad who got dubbed on the Internet trying to teach his 9-year-old daughter how to open a cane of bean with an opener.
In a series of tweets, he tried to explain how he taught his hungry daughter to use an opener. The Twitter thread is now deleted but the dad genuinely felt proud of his teaching methods.
Some users on the social media platform commented on how his skills of parenting are very poor. While some commented to defend him. This heated the topic a little bit and turned out into a huge debate.
We bring you a gist of the ‘Bean Dad’ saga. So, scroll down to see the entire story.
The “Bean Dad” saga started on January 2nd after this dad tweeted a lengthy thread on teaching his 9-year-old daughter to open a can of beans
But people on Twitter were less than impressed by the dad’s thread and the heated debate was officially on
Like many of you, we also were curious about understanding why ‘Bean Dad’ the saga was getting so much fame on online platforms. So, we reached out Twitter user Edward Stockwell, who shared this meme.
Edward believes that the thread caused such a stir on Twitter because at its highest level, “it’s an absolutely absurd story involving a can of beans and an utterly pretentious dad.” His personal opinion on the matter, as he puts it, is that the dad “should have helped her open the damn beans after like fifteen minutes instead of going on a weird monologue about can openers to his nine-year-old daughter for six hours.”
He further added, “I think what that whole lesson taught her is that it’s not okay to ask for help and that her dad thinks lowly of her. Those probably aren’t his intentions, but that’s likely what’s getting taken away from all of this.”
Edward agreed that parenting per se is a controversial topic, as we’ve all seen in the replies. “There are plenty of folks who agree with his tactics. Now, does child psychology show that their children are going to grow up distrusting others and likely eventually stop talking to their parents after their first session with a therapist? That’s a whole other can of worms.”
Of course, that doesn’t mean “because of this one incident, he should have his life ruined.” Edward thought the story “was a weird thing to brag about and moved on with my day.”
Yet, “attacking him for this will only drive him more and more into fringe thinking, which will do some real harm,” he said