Tom Brady Shuts Down Interview After the Host Called His 5-Year-Old Daughter a “Pissant”
Don't mess with the G.O.A.T! Tom Brady is a longtime guest of the WEEI radio show The Kirk & Callahan Show, but now he's rethinking that relationship after one of the station's hosts insulted his five-year-old daughter, Vivian Lake Brady, calling the child a "pissant."
Last week, WEEI's Alex Reimer was talking about the first episode of Tom's new Facebook Watch show Tom vs. Time, where fans get some insight into the Patriots QB's personal life. After watching the show, Alex called Vivian “an annoying little pissant." Yes, this grown man really called a five-year-old an "annoying little pissant." So rude.
When the 40-year-old NFL star finally visited The Kirk & Callahan Show following the controversy, he had the opportunity to respond, and he didn't hold back. "Well, I think that—I've tried to come on this show for many years and showed you guys a lot of respect," he said. "I've always tried to come on and do a good job for you guys. It's very disappointing when you hear that, certainly. My daughter, or any child, they certainly don't deserve that."
Tom then hung up, but not before warning them, "I'll obviously evaluate whether I want to come on this show again, so I really don't have much to say this morning. So maybe I'll speak with you guys some other time." Luckily, Kirk Minihane, a host of the show, apologized and promised Tom that Alex has been suspended for the entirety of Super Bowl week. It's a small consolation, but hopefully, it will teach him a lesson.
Gisele Bündchen, Tom's wife and Vivian's mom, hasn't commented on the statement, but Merriam-Webster had something to say.
"Lookups for 'pissant' are up over 115,000%," they tweeted. "It's not generally used to insult children." If you aren't familiar with the word, it means "an insignificant or contemptible person or thing," and is "formed exactly as one might imagine, by blending the urinary sense of piss and the formicine sense of ant." Real classy, Alex. How about we leave kids out of your opinions from now on?