Tom Brady Discusses the Impact of Netflix Roast Jokes on His Children and Parenting

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NFL icon Tom Brady recently opened up on “The Pivot Podcast” about how jokes from a Netflix roast negatively influenced his children and altered his approach to parenting. This revelation came during a detailed discussion about his experience following the event titled, “Netflix Is a Joke Fest,” hosted by Kevin Hart and Jeff Ross. Brady, known for his successful football career and personal life under public scrutiny, expressed regret over parts of his participation in the roast that impacted his family.

Tom Brady enjoyed the self-directed humor at the roast but was distressed by the effect some jokes had on his children from both ex-wife Gisele Bündchen and former partner Bridget Moynahan. He explicitly stated, “I liked when the jokes were about me. I thought they were so fun. I didn’t like the way they affected my kids.” The sportsman underlined that while he anticipated light-heartedness, he did not foresee the depth of impact such exposure would have on his nearest ones.

Reflecting further on the situation, Brady expressed a sense of naivety about originally deciding to participate in the roast. He admitted, “It’s the hardest part about…like the bittersweet aspect of when you do something that you think is one way and then all of a sudden you realize I wouldn’t do that again because of the way that it affected actually the people that I care about the most in the world.” This experience has reshaped his thinking towards being more protective as a parent.

During “Netflix Is a Joke Fest”, comedians including Nikki Glaser made quips referencing sensitive topics such as Brady’s divorce with Bündchen. Glaser joked, “Tom Brady. Five-time Super Bowl MVP… You have seven rings — well, eight, now that Gisele gave hers back.” According to Brady, these personal jabs were also what made him reassess comedy’s place and purpose in his life—balancing fun with familial consequences.

Moving forward, Brady is firm on using these reflections to improve his parenting approach: “I’m going to be a better parent as I go forward because of it,” he affirmed on the podcast. Despite acknowledging hardships post-roast went through due to public scrutiny over delicate matters such as marriage and divorce affecting children’s emotional states.

In conclusion, while Tom Brady values laughter and comedic relief especially highlighted during challenging periods like “Deflategate,” this experience at Netflix’s roast provided him with a significant learning curve regarding public exposure’s reach to family spheres especially concerning young children exposed indirectly to media spotlight due to their parents’ statures.

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