Inappropriate Father’s Day Card Goes Viral
An inappropriate Father’s Day card was spotted this week in a Los Angeles shop by father-of two Marcos Gomez and the news has since gone viral across the internet. Instead of opting for one of our “Thanks For Entering Me Into The Race Dad. Glad I Won #happyfathersday”, “Dad You're The Nuts - Happy Father's Day” or “I Know You Can't Stand Her Now But Thanks For Impregnating Mum - Happy Father's Day” funny Father’s Day cards available from our cardshit.com website, the greeting cards company instead opted to sell a very rude Father’s Day card which read “Fatherhood Is Not For Sissies”.
American Greetings, the company who produced the Father’s Day card should be sending out a few of our “Sorry I'm A Cunt”, “Sorry I’m A Twat” and “Sorry I’m An Arsehole” rude sorry cards to make up for their insensitivity after being accused by many as being homophobic. But with such thoughtlessness on display, a few sorry cards may not make up for the damage that has been caused already.
The card has since been slammed by shoppers everywhere, with Gomez commenting that “My first thought was, what would our children think and feel if they saw this? The word ‘sissy’ is still attached intrinsically to the LGBT community, for those who’d defend it's use on this card saying it’s meant to say that it’s only saying that it’s not for the feeble or the weak are wilfully choosing to ignore what the word is associated with. The card reeks of toxic masculinity, the kind that young boys end up imitating with screams of ‘be a man’ and the viewing of anyone gay or female as generally as weak and at their disposal. Considering everything that’s happened in the last two years here in the US, it’s not surprising in retrospect that this card exists but it is still nonetheless sickening that it does.”
After the rude Father’s Day card went viral, Eric Rosswood an author of LGBT parenting books tweeted the company saying, “Hey @amgreetings your card is homophobic. Why the slur? Proud #Gaydad here wondering if I ever need to buy an American Greetings card again.” This was followed by an explanation of his problem with the slur to PinkNews where he stated, “The word “sissy” is used as a put down to tell males that they are effeminate, and it’s done in a way that says being effeminate is less than. Similar to the way people say, “you throw like a girl” as if girls are bad at throwing a ball. We live in a time where states are still passing laws to prevent LGBT people from adopting and becoming parents, so seeing this is not cool.”