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Hey New Dads! Feigning Incompetence Is Sexy Because Channing Tatum Is Doing It

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shutterstock_126682679__1372448402_142.196.156.251Channing Tatum went on Chelsea Handler‘s show last night to talk about his new movie, White House Down. He also had some time to talk about how useless new dads are. It’s okay, he’s adorable so he can say whatever he wants. Try not to be offended, dads.

He was talking about his experience with the recent birth of his child and how amazing his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum was during the whole ordeal:

“It’s like someone’s hurting, someone that you love and you can’t do anything about it,” noted Tatum regarding witnessing his beloved give birth. “You physically cannot help. And I’m still not helping and the baby’s out. It doesn’t matter. You are useless. Men are useless, but we are really useless during this. The baby’s gonna come out whether you’re there or not.”

As someone who just gave birth, I can totally get behind this statement. Men don’t do shit during labor. Yes, of course they support you, cheer you on, blah, blah, blah – but let’s get real – all of the heavy lifting is on the woman. Sorry Dads – you’re useless. I normally wouldn’t endorse a statement like this, but Channing Tatum put me in his sexy-trance and now I can’t help but agree with everything he says.

Channing Tatum equals sexy. He does, okay? I don’t make the rules. I haven’t even seen Magic Mike – the movie that catapulted him to super-sexy-stardom – but I have heard others speak of it. My response was usually, Yeah, yeah, whatever. I’m not the kind of person that gets together with my girlfriends to go see movies about male strippers. That is, I didn’t think I was that woman. Until I saw this GIF:

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It put me in a trance for about 14 minutes. I’m not kidding. I’m scrambling to finish this post on time.

Take some clues from Magic Mike, dads. We really don’t think you’re useless, but it doesn’t hurt to claim that you are and make us feel like superheroes for for a few minutes, okay? Channing says so.

I need to go find someone to deprogram me now.

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