Clorox is apologizing for an article about new dads that has ticked off so many readers the company yanked it.
Here is one of the most quoted lines in the article:
Like dogs or other house pets, new dads are filled with good intentions but lacking the judgment and fine motor skills to execute well.
Outraged readers called the article "discriminating and insulting" and some vowed to boycott Clorox.
Here is Clorox's response on Facebook:
As you may have seen we recently removed a website article, “New Dads”, that was a part of a series of humor pieces on modern parenting. It was never our intention to diminish the important role of dads. The dad who wrote the piece for us actually was trying to poke fun at the caricature of "the hapless dad." To some of you it didn’t come across that way and we apologize. We’ve been talking with many of you throughout the day and appreciate the feedback.
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