If there ever were a "year of the dad," 2011 it was not. Bad mommies are always the ones getting all the attention, but man, were there some crappy dads worth talking about this year. Um, hello? Charlie Sheen is actually a father! If a celebrity mom was pulling his lunatic antics, all we would have heard about is what a terrible mother she is. So, let's give the moms a break for once -- even the lousy ones -- and talk smack about the top five worst papas of 2011.
Ashton Kutcher. No, he wasn't involved with the actual creating of Demi Moore's kids, but dude was their stepdad -- and he was supposedly close with Rumor, Scout, and Tallulah. The girls called him "M.O.D." for "my other dad."
He didn't just lie and screw over his wife when he cheated, he lied and screwed over his "kids," also. And judging from the hilarious nickname the girls gave him, I don't think they'll ever be able to forgive him.
Charlie Sheen. I mean, could there possibly have been a worse father this year? The drugs, the hookers, the insane maniacal rants. Aside from his overall craziness, the majority of the focus on Sheen was on his cantankerous relationship with CBS and Two and a Half Men. What about his kids?! What about the fact that this man is a father?! That seemed to take a back-burner to all the coverage on Sheen's Hollywood career and his being fired from a crappy sitcom.
Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold actually makes Ashton look pretty good. The former governator didn't just hurt his wife and children when he had an affair with his housekeeper, Mildred Patricia Baena, he hurt his lovechild. You know, the son who resulted from the affair; the son who's now 10 years old; the son he's barely ever had any contact with. Schwarzenegger's affair and the lies that came with it prove that he truly is one of the biggest dirt-bag dads of all time.
Mel Gibson. Just because Mel was ordered to pay his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, $750,000 this August, in addition to child support, doesn't mean he's off the hook. The dude went crazy on Oksana (who can forget his rant?), and because of it, his 2-year-old daughter will now grow up in a broken home and with a psycho dad. The two are, shockingly, sharing custody. Bad daddy.
Brad Pitt. Not bagging on the kind of father he is to his children, but ... he did say something pu-retty nasty things about his ex, Jennifer Aniston, to a national newspaper. Not cool. Pitt's behavior sets a bad example for his kids. Hasn't he ever heard of the old saying: "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all"?
These dudes make the crappy celebrity moms of the world look pretty good, no? Thanks for letting the ladies off the hook for once, guys. I'm sure it was much appreciated. Oh, and try to do better next year.
What other "bad celebrity dads" were there this year?