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The internet loves to turn innocuous things into a debate.
Like the sweet photo of a father and his daughter wearing matching tutus which sparked an intense discussion about fatherhood and masculinity.
As if it’s anyone else’s business but theirs, but anyway, the internet had a thing or two to say about it...
Twitter user DeShaun Rose posted a photo of anonymous father and daughter in black tutus and trainers, alongside the caption: “Thoughts on this? Fellas would you do this for your daughter?”
Thoughts on this? Fellas would you do this for your daughter? https://t.co/IqNkJeIedW — CJ (@CJ)
Some people asserted immediately, that they would not, offensively referring to the act of a man wearing clothing traditionally associated with women as “gay”.
@YaBoiCKeyz I’m not having my daughter look at me and think it’s normal behavior for her father to dress like this unless he is gay — rubba dub dub (@rubba dub dub)
How sad and wrong.
Others also voiced reluctance to wear a skirt but did feel comfortable taking their own daughters on a “date’ to show them how “real men” act.
@YaBoiCKeyz Naw, but I am there to dance with my babies girls. When they reach 13 I take them in a date to show th… https://t.co/6oBFUz4K2I — Coach Des (@Coach Des)
However, many more replies rejected the sad version of masculinity that some people seemed to subscribe to and asked what was such a big deal about a man wearing a tutu to make his child smile.
One father posted a picture of himself and his daughter dressed up as fairies and beaming away, writing “We go hard for our daughters!’
@YaBoiCKeyz All day!!!!!! We go hard for our daughters! https://t.co/zixVHJOJe4 — TRILLiam Wallace (@TRILLiam Wallace)
Another recounted the many traditionally feminine activities he’d engaged in for his little girl, saying life was “too short not to put a smile” on his child’s face.
@YaBoiCKeyz Hell yea. That's my daughter. Done had my nails and toes painted, my "hair" done, tea parties, baby sat… https://t.co/uXb2oBsvD0 — Moonshine and Mountain Dew (@Moonshine and Mountain Dew)
Someone else pledged to do it for any of their kids.
@YaBoiCKeyz Shit I’d do this for my son if he asked me too — Billy Oddsmith (@Billy Oddsmith)
Whereas another dad joked that he actually preferred his tutus with “more tulle”.
I mean, I guess, but ideally, I prefer a tutu with more tulle. https://t.co/Pvz4Y1O9Le — Franklin Leonard (@Franklin Leonard)
And it was pointed out that the best form of masculinity is a positive, open one.
@YaBoiCKeyz @MrLewis_3 Why? Being an awesome father makes you a good man. What you wear doesn't make you less of on… https://t.co/vbR9vY8QrQ — Lauren Order =Voting Rights 2022 ✌🌈🧐 (@Lauren Order =Voting Rights 2022 ✌🌈🧐)
Tutus out everyone!