Torben Chris,who is a Danish comedian, has posted a naked photo with his little daughter in the bath.And it was shared by thousands in a short period of time.How can it be?How can a father take a bath in front of the eyes of his little daughter?How can he be naked ?These are the questions and the most common reactions to Torben Chris’s photo.
He responsed to the critics in this way , again in his Facebook account:
“Listen: children and adults can be naked together.
“There is nothing wrong with a father who washes his daughter’s bottom and vagina when she’s a child. On the contrary, it is bloody disgusting if nobody does it, and unfair if only the mother does it.”
And “Nudity with your child is not gross, but natural.A father in the shower with his daughter’s not paedophilia, it’s fun.” Torben Chris adds.
“Someone told me that he had been accused of pedophilia by a stranger because he bathed with his two-year-old daughter,” Chris wrote.
“Another had been warned on his ‘urge’ towards pedophilia, because he had shared a picture of a French braid on his 11-year-old daughter’s bare back on social media,” he continued.
“There was even a father whose wife thinks it was inappropriate, if your daughter sees her father urinate.”
On the other hand,there were many people who supported Torben Chris.Internet blogger Perez Hilton was one of these.He also shared a bath-photo with his son to show his support.
“The wide majority of people were on my side. Like the commenter who wrote, ‘Bonding with your family is a good thing! Bathing together is not inappropriate. Wondering… would you have a different opinion if the picture was taken of a mother in tub with infant?”
Torben Chris adds, “To everyone who liked [my post], I would like to say 1,000 thank-yous. Thank you also for all the supportive messages. To all you with angry messages, I must say, you’re outnumbered.”
“Of course, raise your child as you want. But don’t dictate that this is inappropriate behavior.”
Certainly,everyone is free about what they think.No one can be held responsible or accused for their opinions.But it is healthy to avoid from onslaughts.I believe in the power of empathy in case of such controversies.