Former “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars” star Sean Lowe recently shared what he thought was simply a fun video of his sons via one of his social media pages. Quite a few of his followers loved it, but there was a large contingent of people who reacted quite negatively to it.
Here’s what you need to know:
Sean Lowe Shared Video of His Sons Goofing Off in the Yard
On November 14, Lowe shared a short video clip on Instagram featuring his sons Samuel and Isaiah. “Back by popular demand… ‘It’s a long weenie world,'” he wrote in the caption.
The two boys, Lowe’s sons with his “Bachelor” final rose recipient wife, Catherine Giudici, were playing together in the backyard of the family’s Texas home. As Us Weekly shared, the couple’s son Samuel is the oldest, having been born in July 2016.
“The Bachelor” stars welcomed their second son, Isaiah, in May 2018. Then, the pair’s daughter Mia, came in December 2019.
Lowe was lounging in the backyard, and Mia seemed to be on his lap. As they relaxed, Samuel and Isaiah took the initiative to create a game of their own.
Both boys were in just their underwear, and they poked sticks down the front. Then, both boys ran around the yard for a bit.
Samuel could be heard noting, “It looks like a long weenie.” Then, he sang “It’s a long weenie world” as he pranced around the yard.
While it was all in good fun, not all “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars” fans thought it was appropriate to post online publicly.
“I’m unfollowing you because I don’t respect you as a parent nor your placing your own children in harms way,” one former follower commented. A couple of others commented on that particular note to say they were doing the same.
“Unfollowing because I don’t want to see or support anymore inappropriate child content,” wrote another.
Someone else echoed the sentiment. “I have to unfollow you now, Sean. Why on God’s green earth would you post this????????”
“I get your humor and have always enjoyed seeing your family, but I don’t agree with your choice to put your kids in their underwear on Instagram or any other site for anyone and everyone to see,” one follower noted. She continued, “I wish parents would think about these things first before trying to garner laughs.”
That comment received over 265 “likes” and sparked several comments from others. Most of those commenting agreed with the idea the video should not have been shared.
The Criticism Over Lowe’s Post Was Intense
Lowe’s video did receive nearly 30,000 likes and over 1,200 comments. There was a lot of criticism, but there were some followers who thought it was funny.
“Best thing on the internet today,” commented one of Lowe’s fans.
Lowe’s father, Jay, joked, “Oh, I’m saving this for the first time they bring a girlfriend over to meet Papa Jay and Lovie. Oh yeah. Can’t wait!”