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Twitter Cancels 'Bean Dad' After A Series Of Unfortunate Tweets

If you've been on Twitter at all over the past 24 hours, chances are you've heard about the sorry saga of John 'Bean Dad' Roderick and his epic Twitter downfall. If not, we'll catch you up to speed. On Jan 2, @johnroderick posted a marathon of a Twitter thread, boasting at length about refusing to show his hungry nine-year-old daughter how to use a can opener to open a can of beans. In the thread he recounts encouraging her to struggle with the device over a span of six hours in hopes to help her build character, or something. An outcry across Twitter immediately ensued and it didn't take long for people to dig up many racist, sexist, homophobic, and antisemitic tweets from @johnroderick's past. This kerfuffle went so viral, it might even affect the future of Jeopardy! (Don't ask.)

'Bean Dad' is, without a doubt, the unfortunate first main character of 2021. Hopefully this isn't foreshadowing a very cursed year. We've collected some of the funniest Twitter reactions to the whole 'Bean Dad' saga. (Content warning: some of the screenshots of @johnroderick's older tweets contain offensive language.)

twitter thread, twitter, funny tweets, bean dad, cancelled, racism, sexism, homophobia, parenting fail, tough love, kids, dads, bad parenting, controversy, ken jennings, john roderick | john roderick So, yesterday my daughter 9 was hungry and I was doing a jigsaw puzzle so I said over my shoulder make some baked beans. She said, How? like all kids do when they want YOU to do it, so I said, Open a can and put it in pot. She brought me the can and said Open it how? | Abby Danger Denton @mizabitha
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Mother Ignoring Her Kid Makes For The Perfect Distracted Meme

We don't know about y'all, but we think learning to swim as kids was straight-up terrifying, so this meme brings back some unfortunate feelings. But on a lighter note, it's being used to make fun of times when something important gets blatantly ignored. Check out Know Your Meme for more examples!

Funny dank memes entitled, "Mother Ignoring Kid Drowning" | Reopening Florida COVID-19 cases @memebase 130,000 US deaths | @memebase Billionaires and corporations getting huge tax breaks government Millions Americans who can't pay their rent during lockdown
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