Russell Brand Is The Worst Parenting Partner Ever

You know how sitcoms portray dads as being these inept dumbasses when it comes to parenting? And Mom is the only one who knows what she’s doing? Yeah, many fathers would consider these portrayals kind of insulting to those of them who are devoted, involved parents. But unfortunately, it seems that these bungling dad stereotypes do accurately portray what it’s like to parent with comedian Russell Brand.

Brand and his wife, Laura Gallacher, are the parents of two little girls, aged two years and six months. Brand has readily admitted that his wife was the only competent parent in their relationship. As in, she’ll never be able to leave Brand alone with their kids for 24 hours because he readily admits that he’s “not so good on the nappies and making sure that they eat food.”

In other words, Brand can’t even manage the first rule of parenting, which is keeping the kids alive.

And there’s more. Brand had a recent interview with the U.K.’s Sunday Times Magazine where he revealed:

“I’m still of a romantic and reflective and, possibly, to give it its proper name, a religious disposition. That’s my world view. That’s not necessarily what you want organizing pragmatic, bureaucratic, managerial stuff.”

So, what, does Brand just sit and meditate while his kids scream their heads off?

“It turns out that [Laura] is extremely well versed in the nuances and complexities of child-rearing. Me, I am dedicated to it, devoted to it, but I am still surprised when it’s like, ‘Oh my God, this is fucking really hard and it’s so exhausting.’ The younger one, I just feel inept so quickly, like with the crying.’”

Dude, why the f**k are you so shocked that parenting is so hard? This should not be a surprise to you. Literally, everyone says that parenting is difficult, exhausting, and thankless. Especially when you’re dealing with very small children.

Poor Laura Gallacher. She’ll never be able to leave town to have a break and take a little mom-vacation with her girlfriends because she’ll end up coming home to a couple of screaming, shitting, and starving children (assuming they’re not dead), while her oblivious hubby is standing on his head meditating and reciting yoga mantras.

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4 years ago

Guys like this are just saying they are no good at it as a way to gaslight their way out of responsibility. Pathetic.