Today: Brooke Boney cringes as Karl Stefanovic refuses to stop saying ‘bad daddy’

He is known for pushing the comedic envelope on the Today show.

But Karl Stefanovic may have gone a step too far on Wednesday when a racy joke made his colleague Brooke Boney shrink from his antics.

The entertainment reporter, 34, who is filling in for co-anchor Allison Langdon, couldn’t help but cringe when Karl, 47, constantly called the children’s cartoon character Bandit a “bad dad.”

Today presenter Karl Stefanovic (left) may have gone a step too far on Wednesday, when a racy prank made his colleague Brooke Boney (right) shrink from his antics

Karl explained that ‘two academics’ [had] attacked the children’s television show Bluey, accusing Bandit of being a bad father.”

Bandit is the animated blue heeler father of the show’s titular character.

“Should you call him a ‘daddy’?” asked Bony. “I’m just wondering.”

“It’s a bad daddy,” Karl repeated, before lowering and intoning his voice, “bad daddy,” as an annoyed Brooke winced and rolled her eyes.

Karl explained that 'two academics' [had] attacked the children's television show Bluey, accusing Bandit of being a bad father.

Karl explained that 'two academics' [had] attacked the children's television show Bluey, accusing Bandit of being a bad father.

Karl explained that ‘two academics’ [had] attacked the children’s television show Bluey, accusing Bandit of being a bad father.” Boney then asked, “Should you call him a ‘Daddy’?” I just wonder’

The uproar over Bandit’s parenting skills started with an article published Monday by the ABC on the academic blog The Conversation.

According to the article, Bandit “censors himself from playing completely imaginatively under the gaze of other men.”

They complained that “Bandit is also surprisingly conservative when it comes to gender values,” citing an episode where he “reluctantly indulges in wearing makeup” for the sake of his kids.

“It’s a bad daddy,” Karl repeated, before lowering and intoning his voice, “bad daddy,” as an annoyed Brooke winced and rolled her eyes.

Education consultant Dr. Mark Lopez joined Today to give his take on criticism of the children’s TV hit.

“It’s the march, the steady march of postmodernism in the universities, and after they take it over in the universities, they spread through society.”

“And they have an unquenchable desire to politicize everything.”

The uproar over Bandit's (middle) parenting skills started with an article published Monday by the ABC on the academic blog The Conversation

The uproar over Bandit's (middle) parenting skills started with an article published Monday by the ABC on the academic blog The Conversation

The uproar over Bandit’s (middle) parenting skills started with an article published Monday by the ABC on the academic blog The Conversation

Karl seemed to agree, responding “hear hear” to Lopez’s comments.

He also wryly commented, “It’s been a quick fall for Bluey’s dad Bandit. You may remember he was named Father of the Year [by the Shepherd Centre, an organisation for hearing-impaired children] in 2019.’

The ironic comment caused an audible laugh from Brooke.

Karl also wryly commented, “It was a quick fall for Bluey's dad Bandit.  You may remember he was named Father of the Year [by the Shepherd Centre, an organisation for hearing-impaired children] in 2019'

Karl also wryly commented, “It was a quick fall for Bluey's dad Bandit.  You may remember he was named Father of the Year [by the Shepherd Centre, an organisation for hearing-impaired children] in 2019'

Karl also wryly commented, “It was a quick fall for Bluey’s dad Bandit. You may remember he was named Father of the Year [by the Shepherd Centre, an organisation for hearing-impaired children] in 2019′

Source: | Dailymail.co.uk