Bri Dietz is a soon-to-be mom of three.
The mom runs a popular lifestyle blog and boasts over 70,000 followers on Instagram alone. She also has over 10,000 subscribers on YouTube.
However, Dietz seemed to anger some fans when she posted a photo with her husband on Instagram. Dietz is known for writing funny quotes on a letterboard and taking pictures of her family holding the board for social media.
The newest photo in the series showed Dietz kissing her man on the cheek while he held a sign that read:
Helping with housework so you can get lucky is called choreplay.
Dietz said “acts of service” is her favorite language of love.
The blogger wrote:
Nothing hotter … Any other ‘acts of service’ love language-ers out there? Mine 100%!
And while the quote was meant to be funny, some of her followers disagreed with the message they thought the picture sent.
“Helping with housework” infantilizes men and implies that the home is the woman’s job. Nothing sexy about that
“Helping with housework” it’s his house too. It’s his responsibility too. It shouldn’t be so rare he’s “helping” that when he does it’s a turn on. And implying he’s just helping to “get lucky” is cringe as hellllll.
wtf LOL “helping” with housework?! Stop teaching women that if men do housework it’s HELPING, and they should get rewarded. They aren’t children. It’s 50% their responsibility. Is this from the 50s?!
Do the chores and then don’t tell me or complain about the chores, home run
Why isn’t it called “helping” when a woman does it?
However, others thought the naysayers were blowing the context of the photo out of proportion. And many agreed that it is nice to see their husband’s doing work around the house.
One commenter wrote:
I’m honestly shocked at the comments on this post. Bri’s letterboards are her thing and they’re so dang funny! They’re not abusive, crude or sexist. Marriage is rarely EVER a completely even 50/50 split. Help with housework or my husband handling dinner from time to time is one of my favorite surprises! Hello, love language, he for sure hits a sweet spot with that. No shame.
After hearing about the virality of her message board, Dietz took to her account to issue a statement.
The mom said, in part:
“You guys, who knew a letter board was so enraging. It also confirms to me, I make those letter boards because they are funny. They are lighthearted and it made my Instagram feel less serious. To me, it feels uniting for my mom followers. A lot of people come to those and say, ‘Oh my God, me too.” It confirms to me that I am talking to you guys when I create content, or make the letter board, or create stories. […]
I know who I’m talking to and it’s you guys and you guys got it. It’s okay, it’s not for everybody, I’m not for everybody, my letter boards aren’t for everybody.”
Where do you stand in this debate?