A Queensland dad says he was publicly shamed for changing and feeding his seven-week-old daughter in a shopping centre parents’ room, with a stranger calling him a ‘dirty, disgusting‘ old man.
Damien Leeson said he was left shocked, after being verbally attacked for simply doing his duty as a father.
‘Dirty, Disgusting Fully Grown Man’
Damien took to his private Facebook page, detailing the encounter to his friends. He explained that he’s a hands-on dad – changing nappies, feeding, anything he can do to help out.
The Healthy Mummy, “I was shocked that someone could say those things to another parent and made me feel a bit upset that she felt that way towards a father trying to do his duties.”
Plenty Of Support For Dads
Damien says that since he posted his experience to social media, he’s been inundated with support.
“The reaction I have received is amazing all positive and amazing. I’m overwhelmed that there are so many other dads have had the same thing happen,” he tells The Healthy Mummy. “I’ve received so many inboxes on Facebook saying they support me, it’s amazing.”
We’d love to know what you think about this one – are you shocked by the way this dad was treated?