Why Are These Celebrity Dads Ditching Diaper Duty?

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  • Simon Cowell and Kanye West are both hands-off when it comes to dirty nappies. Shouldn't they do their share?

    It’s probably safe to say Simon Cowell won’t be winning any Father of the Year awards.

    The 54-year-old music mogul is set to become a first-time dad when girlfriend Lauren Silverman gives birth later this month. But Simon insists that his parental status won’t change his lush lifestyle.

    ‘I haven’t changed a nappy before and I won’t. I just can’t do it,’ he told the Mirror. He added: ‘I would like to be at the birth – but a little bit far away.’

    Wow, Lauren sure is a lucky lady…

    Of course, just because Simon won’t be on diaper duty, doesn’t mean he won’t be a fine father. But we can’t help feeling a little disturbed by this no-nappy trend that’s cropping up among celebrity dads.

    Just last month, Kim Kardashian admitted to Ellen DeGeneres that her fiancé Kanye West is also refusing to change diapers.

    ‘He is honestly the most amazing dad; he loves her so much. He really is a hands-on dad,’ she insisted. ‘He’s not a diaper[-changing] kind of guy and that’s OK. But he would; if it’s an emergency, he will.’

    We wonder if Kanye considers a crying baby at 3am an emergency?

    Sure, these dads can afford to pay people to do anything and everything for them – including changing their kids’ diapers. But we’d put money on the fact that the mums are taking their turn. Shouldn’t both parents be sharing the childcare duties? Afterall, this is 2014, not 1954.

    Luckily, the no-nappy epidemic hasn’t infected all celebrity dads. In 2012, David Beckham gushed to OK! magazine about his hands-on approach to fatherhood. ‘I’ve got four kids now. I love changing diapers, it’s one of my passions!’

    Maybe Becks should teach a course on celebrity parenting. We know who we’ll be signing up!

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