Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee’s famously contentious relationship with his son Brandon grew even more heated on Sunday after the elder Lee posted a cynical message on the rigors of fatherhood.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, the drummer pulled no punches, writing, “Sometimes I feel like I failed as a father, because my kids don’t know the value of things.”
He continued, “If they break something, they don’t care because they know they’ll just get a new one, if they hurt someone, they don’t care because so many people tell them it’s OK.”
The Father’s Day message continued, “I never wanted this for my kids. I know I’m not fully to blame, because their mom has a lot to do with it, enabling bad behavior and buying things when they weren’t good, but I guess I hoped at the end of the day they would end up kind.”
Lee’s message concluded, “I love my boys but they can be a–holes too … and that’s the truth (Cue Honest Guy music).”
The message didn’t sit well with Lee’s son Brandon, who the elder Lee accused of knocking him unconscious in the drummer’s bedroom in March.
Posting a screenshot of his father’s message, Brandon wrote on his own Instagram account, “Remember what happened last time you said this s–? … You gotta show up to be a Dad big guy. If you think we’re so bad (which I can assure you we are not) then you should have showed up to a few more BDays and baseball games. Someone like you couldn’t raise a man like me. Once again painting our family in a negative light. Who the f— are you? Just move on dude… WE ALL HAVE.”
The younger Lee didn’t stop there. On Monday, the drummer’s son savaged his father for criticizing his family in a public forum.
“Tommy. If you want to bad mouth me, do it to my face,” Brandon Lee’s message read. “You post something for the world to see, saying that I’m a bad kid and my mom is a bad mother, what do you expect? Seriously, who’s the fkn adult here?”
The younger Lee continued, “How would you even know if I’m a bad kid, you’re not even around enough to know what kind of person I am. I understand that your feelings must be hurt still about how things went down. But please stop posting all of this on social media, it’s making us all act like kids.”
He added, “Let’s just drop it dude. You’re made I didn’t say happy Father’s Day to you?? So what?! My birthday was on June 5th motherf—er … I didn’t hear s— from you… and I didn’t go telling the world what a let down you are. Come on man. It’s time to move on. Let’s keep this private.”
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