Jay Feely’s Prom Picture Fiasco

It is officially prom time, for some prom is already over and others it is almost here, and what is everyone’s favorite thing for dances: posting picture. Everyone loves getting on social media and looking at others photos and stealing ideas. Of course then you have dads who love torturing the boyfriend with the old gun in hand photo that just screams “IF YOU HURT MY DAUGHTER….”. Everybody knows this is the oldest act for dads yet for Jay Feely- an ex NFL kicker- this blew up. Jay posted a picture of him between his daughter and her boyfriend with a gun in his hand that is by his leg. Now this is nothing new and can tell it is just a joke by the looks on their faces yet people seemed to get mad at it. One person commented “Oh yay – American dads have kicked off the season of “let’s pretend I’m going to shoot my daughter’s date for impugning her chastity””. After seeing this comment Jay commented back “THe prom picture I posted was obviously intended to be a joke. My daughter has dated her boyfriend for over a year and they knew I was joking. I take gun safety seriously (the gun was not loaded and had no clip in) and I did not intend to be insensitive to that important issue.”. It is true that gun safety is a big issue but if you look at the picture you can obviously see that his finger wasn’t near the trigger and he is holding the gun very carefully as if it was loaded. All things considered I doubt this would have blown up if somebody else posted this picture that wasn’t famous. Every dad gives the daughters boyfriend crap about treating their daughter right so why is this any different? Granted this isn’t the most appropriate picture to post with high schools different but you can tell that Jay is being careful about where the gun is pointed. Yes, there are many points about how people can see the picture differently but that is are own faults. We can’t look at all pictures with a gun in it and explode on the person who posted it. Jay was just making a joke with his daughter and her boyfriend that was completely harmless but people decided to ruin with drama. Both the boyfriend and daughter look happy and look like they are going to laugh. Only Jay is pulling off the serious look but even he looks entertained with himself. Yes, prom pictures are supposed to look cute but you also have to have fun and doing the old dad picture should not have this big of a blow up.

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