Today: Brooke Boney cringes as Karl Stefanovic refuses to stop saying ‘bad dad’

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Today host Brooke Boney CRINGES as Karl Stefanovic refuses to stop calling Bluey Bandit’s dad a ‘bad dad’

He is known for pushing the comedic envelope on the Today show.

But Karl Stefanovic may have taken things a little too far on Wednesday when a racy joke had his colleague Brooke Boney cringe at his antics.

The entertainment reporter, 34, who replaces co-presenter Allison Langdon, couldn’t help but cringe when Karl, 47, continually called the children’s cartoon character Bandit a ‘bad dad “.

Today host Karl Stefanovic (left) may have taken things a bit too far on Wednesday when a racy joke had fellow member Brooke Boney (right) cringe at his antics.

Karl explained that “two academics [had] attacked the children’s TV show Bluey, accusing Bandit of being a bad dad”.

Bandit is the father of the animated blue hooker of the main character of the series.

‘Should we call him ‘dad’?” Boney asked. “That’s what I’m wondering.”

“He’s a bad daddy,” Karl repeated, before lowering his voice and intoning “bad daddy,” with an exasperated Brooke shivering and rolling her eyes.

Karl explained that

Karl explained that “two academics [had] attacked the children’s TV show Bluey, accusing Bandit of being a bad dad”. Boney then asked, “Do you have to call him a ‘daddy’?” That’s what I just wonder’

The uproar over Bandit’s parenting skills began with an article published Monday by the ABC on academic blog The Conversation.

According to the article, Bandit “prohibits himself from engaging in full imaginative play while other men watch.”

They complained that “Bandit is also surprisingly conservative when it comes to gender values”, citing an episode in which he “reluctantly submits to makeup” for the sake of his children.

“He’s a bad daddy,” Karl repeated, before lowering his voice and intoning “bad daddy,” with an exasperated Brooke shivering and rolling her eyes.

Education consultant Dr Mark Lopez has joined Today to offer his thoughts on the criticism of the children’s TV hit.

“It’s the march, the steady march of postmodernism in the universities, and after they take over in the universities, they spread through society,” Dr. Lopez said.

“And they have this unquenchable desire to politicize everything.”

The uproar over Bandit's parenting skills (centre) began with an article published by the ABC on Monday's academic blog The Conversation

The uproar over Bandit’s parenting skills (centre) began with an article published by the ABC on Monday’s academic blog The Conversation

Karl seemed to agree, responding “hear, hear” to Dr. Lopez’s comments.

He also wryly noted that “this was a quick downfall for Bluey’s dad, Bandit. You may remember he received the father of the year award [by the Shepherd Centre, an organisation for hearing-impaired children] in 2019.’

This ironic comment made Brooke laugh.

Karl noted wryly that

Karl noted wryly that “it was a quick downfall for Bluey’s dad, Bandit. You may remember he received the father of the year award [by the Shepherd Centre] in 2019′

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