Doyin Richards is a baby-wearing married father of two from Los Angeles who is one of the most buzzed about parents on the Internet this week after a photo of himself getting his daughter ready for school went viral.
He documents his adventures with his 2-year-old and 6-month-old daughters on his blog "Daddy Doin' Work."
He shared the following photo on his blog and with The Good Men Project, along with a blog post titled "I Have a Dream: That People Will View a Picture Like This and Not Think It's a Big Deal"
The photo has gone viral.
Richards explains in the post that he set up a camera to prove to his working wife that he was capable of calming the baby and doing his daughter's hair at the same time. He and his wife had a laugh about it.
And then public opinion started pouring in.
"The reactions, comments, and emails I received ranged from the overwhelmingly positive to the downright nasty," writes Richards.
There were comments like this one from Jaime:
I think it’s a sad day when people post nasty comments over such a sweet parenting moment!
Richards highlights some of the the negative comments, like "He probably rented those kids. They don’t even look like him” in his post. Richards' wife is half-white and half-Japanese.
His response to male critics? Come join "#TeamGrownAssMan"
What do you think of Richards's dream that a photo like this will one day not be a big deal?
Today he's on Katie Couric's show "Katie," talking about it. Here's his tweet from the Green Room:
Wondering what else Richards is doing these days? He's on a mission to have changing tables installed in public restrooms for men.
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Kristi Palma, Boston.com Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.