A Danish comedian posted a picture of him having a bath with his two-year-old daughter, condemning comments labelling parents as paedophiles for innocent things such as sharing a bath or shower.
Torben Chris’s one man show, ‘jydelogik’ is a cynical show commenting on the Danish’s prude attitude towards nakedness.
The comedy tour has led to other parents who have been called paedophiles to contact Mr Chris, sharing their experiences of the fear of nakedness, or 'nogenhedsforskrækkelse,' as he calls it, and inspired Mr Chris to post his own picture.
One man who contacted the comedian said he had been called a paedophile after posting a photo of his 11-year-old daughter's French plait on her bare back on to social media.
Another said a stranger had called him a paedophile for bathing with his young daughter while one father had told him his wife thought it was innapropiate for their children to see them pee.
The comedian has received almost 60,000 likes on his Facebook post, which has been shared more than 6,500 times.
The post is full of positive comments congratulating Mr Chris and agreeing with his views.
One comment written by Charlotte Bogo read: “Amen! I would almost go so far as to say, as a parent, you must bathe with your child. Children need to see a naked body, see it naturally, how different bodies can look and how right it is.
“Otherwise we will end up with a totally disturbed generation who think everyone looks like a model without clothes on.
“And a father accused of paedophilia because he bathed with her child, is so far out that I don’t even know what to write about it!”
Mr Chris instead thinks that having a bath with your child is “hygge”, which is a Danish concept that means its cosy and fun, according to The Local news website.
But there were negative comments too. Bariş Balo Bicen wrote: Put on some underwear my friend. What good will your daughter get from seeing your genitals?”
Mikail Gümüs commented “The only person who isn’t thinking straight is you and your types!!!! You’re sitting there with your legs spread out in front of a two-year old girl. Doesn’t it feel wrong??
“Was there not a single time where it felt wrong for the child?? Who on earth says your daughter wants to see you like this?? Poor child!!!”
In reply to the paedophile claims, Mr Chris said: “Children and adults enjoy being naked together.
“There is nothing wrong with a father who washes daughter’s bottom or 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.”
People are retarded. Nothing new. There's nothing wrong with children seeing their parents naked or vice versa. You spend the first year of your life sucking your mother's tits fer chrissake.
Also, even though this guy isn't a pedo he's still a piece of shit for whoring his kids out on social media.
how the fuck is bathing with your kids pedophilia? little children will literally drown themselves if you aren't paying attention to them in the bath, and being in there with them is the most logical way to prevent that.
Totally normal to bathe with your young children, everyone in the entire world does it. Except scared religious prudes, pedophilia victims, or ppl who are closet pedophiles thus also scared.
Past age ten I'd say is when you should stop.
Bathing together has been going on for thousands of years without any kind of sexual connotation.
Only in western countries you see these fear mongering idiots projecting their morals on everyone else.
It's a bit unnerving when people choose the word with the most shock value just to get their point across. If anything, it's not knowing your boundaries, not being a paedophile.
It's like saying an ass-grope is rape, and that sharing stuff is communism
thanks, I'll use it, let's see if it catches on on /co/
Bathing with children is a gateway to pedophilia. Men can't control themselves and need to rape on instinct. They are little better than animals. This comedian should be jailed before he rapes his daughter.
>so we dont see anything
jesus, he is your child, not some alien. This is like some victorian era level of prudishness where women had to go to the beach fully covered up
its only when you make the naked human body so taboo that kids grow up wonky
Duh, of couse it's okay to bathe with your kids. It's also completely normal to be naked with them in the sauna, either at home with just the family or at a public sauna with a couple of complete strangers.
There's nothing wrong in nakedness when bathing and in the sauna.
Bathing with your child has been okay since way before homosexuality was okay.
The emmeregence of considering that taboo is actually recent. So blaming gay acceptance for "bathing with your child" being okay is completely inaccurate..
People don't shower/bathe with their children? Is it just a european thing to not do it?
The masses are more drawn towards comedy than dry political debates/discussion. Of course it only works in countries with actual democracy unlike the USA where the people are irrelevant.
I work as a social worker in Canada and had to work on the native American reserves for a couple years. I had sessions with a mother and son who were still continuing breastfeeding at the age of 18 no lie. Bathing thing seems pretty light who gives a hoot tier but making it public is kind of cheap and unesseceary
I'd say that's about right, yeah. Though I'd contend that as long as you're not actually sexualising your kid you could theoretically do it for as long as you both want, as it's not pedophelia unless it involves, well, pedophelia. It just becomes rather pointless beyond a certain point (as they no longer need help or supervision) and probably awkward, too.
Most of my family walks around the house naked all the time, too, assuming no guests are around. I don't see the problem with that, though I don't do it myself - it's our fucking house, who're some random people to say that we can't be relaxed around our own family as long as no harm is done? If anything, making a big deal out of it just means the kid might think that their body is shameful or something.