It seems like everyone’s a critic. Andy Cohen was dad-shamed by people across the internet after he posted footage of himself reprimanding his dog for chewing up one of his newborn son Benjamin’s toys.
“Did you just eat my son’s stuffed Torah that the rabbi gave him, Wacha?” Cohen, 50, could be heard asking his canine in a clip posted on his Instagram Stories on Friday, February 15. “And now you’re exhausted? That was my son’s Torah.”
The Bravo personality, who welcomed his first child via surrogate on February 4, continued in another clip: “Did you wanna explain to my son what you did? And what do I tell the rabbi? Wacha, Wacha!”
The two back-to-back videos show the beagle-foxhound mix laying on his side among the cotton stuffing from the Jewish scripture toy in question. Wacha doesn’t flinch; instead, he stares wide-eyed into the camera with only an occasional blink for movement.
Within a few hours, the Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen host said he was “flooded with DMs” from people saying he has a “big problem” on his hands: Fans believe Cohen’s four-legged friend is “jealous” of his infant.
“Wacha didn’t know that the Torah toy … belonged to the baby,” the new father said in defense of his pup. “He just had his eye on this purple f–king toy and wanted to rip it apart. It’s not that deep. Stand down.”
Cohen concluded his series of Stories with a video of Wacha licking his face. “Hey, I’ve been a dad for 12 days,” he told the dog. “People are judge-y as f–k. We gotta be careful, OK? Sometimes a Torah toy is just a Torah toy, everybody!”
Earlier this week, the Superficial author celebrated the most love-filled holiday of the year with his new baby and his furry pal. “TWO Valentines! Lucky me,” Cohen captioned a sweet shot of him holding the pair in his arms on Instagram on Thursday, February 14.
The proud father announced his child’s birth shortly after the little one entered the world. “WOW! This is my son, Benjamin Allen Cohen. He is 9 lbs 2 ounces !! 20 inches !! Born at 6:35 pm, PT,” Cohen captioned a picture of himself cradling his newborn via Instagram.
The Real Housewives executive producer, who named the baby after his grandfather, said he was “in love … speechless … and eternally grateful” for his “incredible surrogate.”
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