Charlotte Newspaper Headline: “Does Cam Newton’s Unwed Fatherhood Set A Bad Example?”
I’ve come to the conclusion that no matter what Cam Newton does, he can’t win with some people. If he smiles, he’s arrogant and cocky. If he says nothing and doesn’t smile, he’s distant and a distraction. What’s weird is, when his team is trash, the dialogue is about his play on the field, but now that his team is good, it’s everything BUT his play on the field. Funny how that works.
I mean, when you receive a scathing letter from a Titans fan because your dancing frightened their 9-year-old, the hate has gotten pretty ridiculous. Now, Newton is under attack again for having the audacity to have a child while not being married. THE HORROR!!! THINK ABOUT THE CHILDREN!!!
The Charlotte Observer put the news about Cam’s baby boy on the front page late last week, and people wrote letters to the editor expressing their disappointment over the fact that Newton isn’t married.
Here’s letter 1:
So the man whom we celebrate, and with good reason, has produced a son. Congratulations would be in order if he had been man enough to marry the mother of his child and make a home. This happy occasion is blighted when Cam, whose own parents were married, skips the very basis of being a good parent.
I am just very sorry and very disappointed.
PATRICIA S. BRODERICK, MOORESVILLE
Here’s letter 2:
It is amazing that the birth of Cam Newton’s son by his girlfriend is a front-page story. The U.S. is seeing a rise in unmarried births and for the media to flash this as the greatest happening for Cam Newton is contrary to today’s family principles.
Cam is a role model to many of our young males, both white and black. The least that he and his longtime girlfriend could have done is to get married prior to giving birth to show his followers that not only is he a superstar, but also a person with high morals.
THOMAS UHL, MOORESVILLE
Twitter responded as well:
@ComplexMag did it when tom Brady had a child out of wedlock? No? I wonder why.
— Lifendz (@Lifendz) January 4, 2016
@ComplexMag did they pose the same question to Tom Brady when he was an unwed father? Double standards
— Erica. (@_ericaXXV) January 4, 2016
— Richard Michael (@2RMT) December 31, 2015