Kate Winslet is threatening to sue the group Fathers4Justice who are allegedly planning to use a photo of the actress with the tagline,
"Kate, Every Child Deserves Their Father This Christmas."
Ignoring the grammatical error — though what else would you expect from a group of slobbering, misogynistic neanderthals* — I'm left with one coherent thought: what in the fucking shit.
This, of course, is following the news that Kate Winslet gave birth this week to a baby boy by her third husband, Ned Rocknroll (I know. God do I know). Her other two children, Mia and Joe, being the products of her first two marriages with Jim Threapleton and Sam Mendes respectively.
But mostly what it's about is a quote from Winslet in Labor Day magazine about the current custody arrangements:
"My kids don't go back and forth; none of this 50/50 time with the mums and dads — my children live with me; that is it."
Which is admittedly problematic, but there are plenty of photos of Kate and her children with their fathers post-divorce. And frankly it's none of my business or anyone else's to get much further into the arrangement than that.
Add to that the fact that husband and father #2, Sam Mendes, has said:
"Whilst I fully support fathers rights I can happily state this has never been a concern for me or my son."
If you're wondering what Fathers4Justice have to say themselves, wait no longer! Here's their official statement:
"We are running this advert as part of a campaign to highlight the sensitive issue of four million children waking up on Christmas Day without their father. It is clear from what Kate says that she does not support 'shared parenting.'"
Let me finish by saying: what the fucking shit.
*I have been informed that this is no longer the rule, to which I say, in the spirit of the joyous holiday season, bah humbug.