Pink’s husband Carey Hart got slammed again for his unconventional parenting.
On Wednesday he stirred up controversy by posting a video of his 7-year-old daughter firing a rifle. Hart filmed Willow wearing a pink sweatshirt and protective earmuffs as she kneels down to shoot a .22 long rifle on Instagram.
The dad expected a backlash from the footage and called out the “parent police” in his post.
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Haven’t poked the parent police bear in a few days. Willz and I shooting the 22 rifle. She is getting pretty good. Can hit a 12 inch pie plate from 30 yards. Started her shooting at 3yrs old. For the record non of us hunt, just enjoy shooting for sport. I’m raising the kids with knowledge of fire arms, how to handle them, shoot them, store them, and avoid them in uneducated hands. #knowledgeispower
Haven’t poked the parent police bear in a few days.
In comments, the pro motocross competitor urged critics to keep an open mind about teaching kids how to properly handle a firearm.
He explained that his family likes to shoot for sport. Hart continued:
Willz and I shooting the 22 rifle. She is getting pretty good. Can hit a 12 inch pie plate from 30 yards.
He revealed that Willow has been shooting since she was 3-years-old:
For the record [none] of us hunt, just enjoy shooting for sport. I’m raising the kids with knowledge of fire arms, how to handle them, shoot them, store them, and avoid them in uneducated hands. #knowledgeispower”
This isn’t the first time Hart has been slammed for his parenting.
Back in December, he faced criticism for letting his then 1-year-old son, Jameson, ride a motocross bike, as previously reported by Dearly.
In April he was called out for a photo of him and Jameson on a jet ski during a family vacation,
Some fans questioned how the dad is using his fame to support guns in view of recent events. One commenter wrote:
There is absolutely no reason why a 3-year-old needs to be shooting a gun. It is just indoctrinating the toxic American culture that guns are somehow ‘cool’ and a ‘hobby’ …
Others, however, felt concern for Willow’s safety. As reported by Us Weekly one Instagram user said the child could have lost control of the firearm and accidentally shot her dad in the face.
So Hart shut down the critic with a simple response:
You’re completely ignorant.
Hart wrote in response to the negative comments:
I enjoy debate and shedding light on subjects that are sensitive like this. Now when you disrespect my country or ‘culture’ I feel I have every right to get nasty.
Now I understand that you don’t ‘give a f**k it’s my 2nd amendment right’ but I sure as hell do.
For one I NEVER block anyone, but you are free to unfollow me since my American ways so deeply bother you. Goodbye.
The dad also gained support from like-minded fans. Many followers praised him for educating his kids on gun safety.
What do you think about Willow’s hobby?