Not all were surprised though, and a number of long-term Jim-watchers chimed in to say that, love or loathe it, it was exactly the view they would expect from the veteran comic. “Next week,” quipped one sarcastic tweeter, “what religion is the Pope?”
So Jim Davidson is trending because he went on TV and expressed the exact opinion anyone would have guessed he held. pic.twitter.com/tkvEHRVtFs
A few leapt to Davidson’s defence – arguing that each family do things differently. “What suits one household wont suit another,” said one, “as long as it works in that particular house it’s no one else`s business.”
“Jim is from a different generation,” conceded fellow guest, broadcaster and male nappy-changer Jamie East. “His views are probably wide apart from many others.”
“My views are for grown-ups,” Davidson retorted.
I’m sure there’s lots of men like Jim Davidson who haven’t changed a nappy, equally plenty of woman who’ve never changed a car tyre. Honestly stop getting you’re knickers in a twist.
His remarks come hot off the heels of similar comments by Russell Brand, when discussing his own philosophy for 21st century parenting in an interview with Sunday Times Magazine . Speaking about his two young daughters, he said: “[My wife Laura] wouldn’t go away for 24 hours, she respects and cares for their safety too much. I’m very, very focused on the mystical connotations of their beauty and grace – not so good on the nappies and making sure that they eat food.”
“When I looked after Mabel on her own”, he continued, “she dropped two social classes in an hour. In no time at all we’re in a coffee shop, she’s just got a nappy on and she’s covered in stuff because I’m not willing to fight any of the battles.”
If the Twittersphere was irked by one celebrity parent with an aversion to dirty nappies, two was almost more than some could bear.
Why are #JimDavidson & #russellbrand proud to be part time Dads! How on earth can you bond with your child if you dont get involved in everything they bring to the world, and that includes dirty nappies!