Carey Hart has taken a stand and responded to intense dad-shaming from fans after he exposed his sick children to other patrons in a restaurant.
Hart has two kids with singer Pink, Willow and Jameson. The family is currently on tour with Pink, and have been honest thus far about sharing the struggles of touring with children.
In his most recent update, Hart wrote:
“Wanna know how glamorous tour can be? Jameson has hand, foot and mouth; and willow has a 102 temp. Both kids laid up and mama @pink still has to push through and do shows. I had Jameson at breakfast yesterday and this vile woman at the table next to us kept staring at him with a sh***y look on her face. I told her it was bed bugs. #NoRestForTheWicked #LifeInHotels.”
Fans immediately took to the comments to school Hart on how he should have responded to his children’s sickness. Not taking the opinions, Hart responded harshly to many comments.
One follower wrote, “He shouldn’t be out in public when he has hands foot n mouth.. highly contagious. My daughter has had it twice and I stay home with her until she’s better and cleared by a doctor. My daughter also has an autoimmune disease and this is exactly why people get so mad at people like you… your child is infecting kids with something that may make him sick but could put my child in a hospital for days (which has happened). It’s sad. Doesn’t matter if he’s in a diaper or clothes he’s contagious. You’re entitled. We are not “trolls” we are parents who have consideration and you’re a millionaire that has no common sense. [Sic]”
Hart responded saying, “ok so explain to me how my child, sitting at a breakfast table with me, is infecting other children? Did I mention that we are living in hotels? You do know that it isn’t an air born virus? The only thing he touched was his plate and high chair which I wiped down with my own disinfectant? Why don’t you go hang out at parks and get p***sed off at the parents that have sick kids there. Or better yet, unfollow me and me and my infected child won’t ruin your day. [Sic]”
Another fan advised that Hart quarantine his children, saying, “You can be contagious for weeks after the sores have completely healed. The virus can still be spread after that point through feces and saliva. Kids are gross and stick their hands in their diapers, and can spread the germs everywhere. At the end of the day taking the kid out was irresponsible. Maybe they didn’t know, I hope they didn’t… but they should be made aware because their other kid is likely to get it (if not themselves) and they should know to keep her ‘quarantined’. [Sic]”
Not willing to treat his kids like animals, Hart responded, “Why don’t you go post where people actually care about what you are writing? Cause obviously no one does here. I’m sure there is some page you can follow where kids are quarantined and treated like embarrassing lepers. [Sic]”
Yet another follower questioned Hart’s criticism of the other patron’s judgment, saying, “You posted this and passed judgement on the other lady in the restaurant. Just saying. We all pass judgment. Every day. Good and bad. [Sic]”
Hart replied saying, “Yeah my judgment was a result of another woman’s judgment on my child. But hey we can go in circles all day. I suggest you go find a page that posts and talks about embarrassing kids being quarantined and treated like lepers!!!! [Sic]”
The same follower also told Hart, “I love following your feed for sure because you are very honest. But as a mom of 3 who’s kids had have HFM a few times, I say that you had made a mistake. HFM is super contagious and it’s not fair to knowingly expose others. We all make mistakes as parents so no judgment there. but I don’t think it’s fair to pass judgment on the other patron. She likely was concerned for her own safety as well and probably concerned about your son. I know I would be too if I was in her shoes. Maybe the post should have been moreto the tune of ‘fucked up and took J out when I thought it was a rash but it’s actually contagious HFM’. [Sic]”
Hart replied, “No, but you are welcome to unfollow.”
One follower even took sympathy on Hart for the amount of criticism he received on his post, writing, “I was just gonna wish you good luck with what sounds like a handful….. but….. Man, you sure do have sime crazy a** busybody kid police up in your business. Dayyyyyyum, Motherfuckers need to keep calm and carry on. All I see is an awesome dad who clearly loves his kids and anyone on here judging is clearly dealing with their own issues. [Sic]”
The Beautiful Trauma World Tour started in March 2018 and will end in May 2019.