Simon Cowell is learning firsthand just how hard it is to parent in the public eye. Here he is with his 10-day-old son Eric on a beach in Miami on Monday. Credit: Getty
Simon Cowell is learning firsthand just how hard it is to parent in the public eye. After photos surfaced of Cowell holding 10-day-old son Eric on a Miami beach on Monday, mommy bloggers around the world spit out their placenta smoothies to go on the attack for his bad parenting.
“The sun? Simon, babies’ skin is like parchment paper this young. ... That kid is gonna look 45 when he’s a teen,” mommy blog The Stir chastised.
In regards to the photos and the fact that Eric flew in a plane (most doctors recommend no air travel until 3 months old because of air pressure concerns), a commenter on another site said, “I know I was told no flying or sun exposure until they were at least 6 months old. I guess these two are just idiots that ignore what a [doctor] tells you.”
To be fair, the photos show that Cowell and co. hid out most of the time underneath a shade and Eric did don a cap. As for me, I’m more aghast at poor baby Eric getting a mouthful of Cowell’s chest hair than him being on the beach.