Al Roker won't stand for dad shaming

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Hollywood mothers are often subjected to “mom shaming” on a regular basis thanks to social media — just ask Kim Kardashian, who was recently criticized for her sexy Instagram photos. Rarely, however, do we hear about “dad shaming.”

Al Roker became the exception. This week, the Today show host posted a sneaky parenting video on Twitter where he’s seen locking away phones and a Nintendo Switch in a safety box. His reasoning: His 15-year-old son, Nick, would stay up all night on the devices.

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Most of Roker’s fans thought the idea was a genius parenting hack. One user even wrote, “well done,” and another said, “way to go, Al!” But one Twitter user responded with a jab at the TV host’s methods.

Al wasted no time in clapping back, putting the dad shamer in his place.

Other parents chimed right in, applauding Roker for standing up to the troll. They all agreed: There’s no room for judgmental parents.

We do have to wonder, however, if Roker’s son is on his dad’s side like the rest of Twitter. His devices are still locked away after all.

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