Bean Dad Deletes Twitter Account as Old Anti-Semitic Tweets Resurface
Podcast host John Roderick has been under fire since tweeting about a “teaching moment” for his young daughter that many are calling “abusive”
Bean Dad John Roderick deleted his Twitter account Sunday following an onslaught of brutal criticism about forcing his 9-year-old daughter to struggle for six hours to open a can of beans and the resurfacing of old anti-Semitic and homophobic tweets.
“Stepped away to so an interview and we all discovery that the 9 year old’s Dad is also a racist and and anti-semite. Busy Sunday!” journalist Soledad O’Brien, tweeted.
What she is referring to is a series of old posts by Roderick that resurfaced Sunday in which he jokes about rape, Jewish lawyers, ruin everybody’s fun” and says the “founders intended USA as white homeland.”
Like the swift, condemning response Roderick got after he posted a 23-tweet narration of forcing his hungry 9-year-old daughter to figure out how to use a manual can opener to open a can of baked beans for six hours, reaction to the new – er, old – tweets came back to haunt him.
“Bean dad being cancelled for being a jerk to his daughter and people then finding out he’s basically a Nazi is like when they got Capone for tax evasion,” one Twitter user wrote.
In a 23-post thread, Roderick on Saturday described in great detail a scenario in which he discovered that his young daughter didn’t know how to use a manual can opener and challenged her to figure it out on her own. This, he said, went on for “SIX HOURS on and off,” with her eventually breaking down in tears — while he worked on a jigsaw puzzle.
The phrases #BeanDad along with “she’s 9” and “SIX HOURS” all trended on Sunday, as people mocked and criticized him, with some calling him everything from an “a–hole” to “abusive.”
“Jeopardy!” champ Ken Jennings, meanwhile, defended Roderick, who cohosts with him the “Omnibus” podcast, which twice a week compiles an encyclopedia guide of strange-but-true stories for a time capsule.
“If this reassures anyone, I personally know John to be (a) a loving and attentive dad who (b) tells heightened-for-effect stories about his own irascibility on like ten podcasts a week. This site is so dumb,” Jennings tweeted.
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