BySophie Atkinson, writer at
Sophie Atkinson

US Magazine reports, and I quote:

'Is Channing Tatum going for the Father of the Year award or what? In an adorable photo, the White House Down actor arrived at LAX airport en route to Vancouver with wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum on Sunday, July 7, holding their newborn baby daughter, Everly, in a sling.'

Hold up. Let me get this straight. Channing Tatum seems like a lovely man, so it's nothing personal, but seriously? US magazine thinks Channing Tatum is Father of the Year...for holding his newborn child?

Guys, not to get all wimmin's lib or anything, but this is pretty gross. I mean, I'd be all for it if every time a female sleb held her baby it was greeting with gushing copy, but since that just isn't the case, all it does is set depressingly low standards for men. So, US magazine, for future reference, a list of things Channing Tatum could do that would make him Father of the Year:

  • Take a year off from making movies to bond with his new-born baby

  • Refuse to do that Hollywood thing of getting a nanny to rear his child

  • Save his child from a burning building

Jenna Dewan Tatum had her arms full too, carrying their Japanese Spitz, Meeka.

At the Big Apple premiere of White House Down in June, Tatum opened up about how ‘terrifying’ fatherhood was so far.

When he was asked which would be more terrifying - protecting the president or being a new dad, he laughed and replied 'Well, I've never protected the president, but I have been a new dad, and I can tell you that being a new dad is pretty terrifying. I'm pretty sure that something about the president makes the stakes a little higher, but to me as a new father, nothing is more important or scary than protecting a daughter.'

Awww! Channing, you may not be dad of the year (yet), but you're definitely a great father.


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