Jeremy Boreing Slams NYT After Paper Targets Bentkey’s ‘Chip Chilla’ For Depicting ‘Weirdly Present’ Father


Daily Wire co-founder Jeremy Boreing slammed a New York Times piece that described the fathers on both Bentkey’s “Chip Chilla” and the hit Australian series “Bluey” as “a fantasy.”

“There are two kids shows that stand out to the [NYT] as problematic: Bentkey’s ‘Chip Chilla’ and ‘Bluey.’ And what’s so problematic? ‘Weirdly present’ fathers,” Boreing shared in an X post about the article. 

“Both fathers are derided as a ‘fantasy’ for being so active and engaged with their children but, according to NYT, Chip Chilla is the far more offensive of the two because Chum Chum teaches ‘lessons about dead white people’ (read: George Washington, Ben Franklin, Neil Armstrong, etc.) and leads his kids in fun games and lessons as a way of establishing ‘male authority,’” Boreing continued.

“Chip Chilla is the most popular show on our new Bentkey platform, and Bluey is the most popular children’s show period,” Boreing added. “It’s no coincidence that two shows that feature loving and engaged nuclear families with great values who actually enjoy being together are so popular.”

He went on to note how it’s “no coincidence” that the “cultural gatekeepers” at the Times are targeting these particular programs.

“The left not only wants to add its radical agenda to kids entertainment, they want to remove good values from kids entertainment,” Boreing said.


NYT writer Amanda Hess noted in her article how in the first episode of “Bluey,” the archeologist father, Bandit, “keeps house” while his wife works outside the home. She describes Bandit as “a fun dad who does housework, too” and always plays with his kids. Hess views this portrayal as unrealistic, writing that his “omnipresence is odd, and striking.” 

The writer goes on to describe how her own child is often “staring at a screen” while she takes care of household chores like laundry. “Bandit represents a parent freed of drudgery, one whose central responsibility is delighting his kids,” Hess adds, claiming that parents don’t play with their children in real life because they’re too focused on other tasks.

Hess has the same complaints about Bentkey’s “Chip Chilla,” which is about a homeschooling family with the dad, Chum Chum, serving as the children’s instructor. She describes Chum Chum as “a highly involved father and unrelenting jokester who rarely seems to have to work.”

She also says Chum Chum is likely the children’s teacher “because it puts male authority at the center of the show.”

“Our culture has fallen so far and at times it might seem hopeless,” Boreing concluded. “Bentkey isn’t anywhere near the level of size and influence of the NYTs and Disneys of the world, but we created it because we have hope and believe our best days are ahead of us, and that the only way we can take back the culture from the left is by building something better.”

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