Sometimes repairing a broken relationship with your kids is hard. Rocker Tommy Lee is probably thinking that now about his son Brandon Lee. The two have been at odds for months following a physical altercation back in March. For Father's Day, Tommy Lee shared two pictures; one of him with his dad, and another with him and one of his sons. Given the long caption accompanying the photo it is likely Brandon, though he never specifies if it is. Brandon Lee has a younger brother named Dylan.
Happy Father’s Day fellas! I’m not gonna sit here and post some fluffed up bullshit for the public to read.... I’m gonna be honest- Being a father ain’t easy! I’m so tired of the fake shit I keep seeing all over IG... let’s get real: It’s a rollercoaster ok? My father taught me to respect everyone and everything and to take care of those that I loved. He taught me to appreciate my possessions, and to be grateful for the things I was given. I’ve fucked up at times but I’ve always bounced back. When I had a child, my first child, I wanted to instill those same virtues into him. Sometimes I feel like I failed as a father, because my kids don’t know the value of things. 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. 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 them things when they weren’t good, but I guess I hoped at the end of the day they would end up kind. I love them dearly, don’t get me wrong, but man, sometimes it’s really tough to watch your kids grow up without those morals. Nothing can really prepare you for fatherhood .... I love my boys but they can be assholes too...and that’s the truth (Cue Honest Guy music)
In the photo caption, Tommy Lee claims to want to be honest about the hardships of parenting. Any parent knows that parenting is often a thankless an tiring job. Under the guise of transparency, Tommy Lee talks about raising entitled children and hoping that he would have been better able to instill in his own sons the values his father instilled in him. While Tommy Lee does kind of take credit for giving his sons the space to be entitled, he seems to place most of the blame on his ex-wife, actress Pamela Anderson.
"I know I'm not fully to blame, because their mom has a lot to do with it," Tommy Lee states. Obviously we know nothing about what happens behind closed doors, but it seems that if he's going to call his son out for being entitled, he shouldn't pass much of the blame onto his son's mother.
Naturally, Brandon, who is 22, saw his father's post. Since it doesn't paint him or his mom in the best light, he felt the need to clap back at his dad. Originally sharing a screenshot of the caption of his dad's post, he calls Tommy Lee out. From the picture Brandon is painting, Tommy Lee wasn't the most present parent. He insinuates that his dad was only around on occasionally. He also alludes to their previous physical altercation, seemingly threatening a repeat of the fight.
Remember what happened last time you said this shit? 🤔 night night 😴 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 fuck are you? Just move on dude... WE ALL HAVE. ✌🏼or I’ll put you right back to fuckin sleep 😴
Brandon Lee follows up his first post with a note for his dad. First he explains why he felt the need to respond so harshly at first.
"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?" In it, he again calls his father out for being absent as he grew up. Brandon also acknowledges that his father is probably still upset about their fight, but mentions that posting about it on social media isn't the way to solve any problems. He also mentions that Tommy Lee didn't call for his birthday a few weeks ago.
According to E! News, Brandon also shared a since-deleted video of his father seemingly passed out on the floor in a T-shirt and underwear.
"I didn't go around telling the world what a let down you are," Brandon adds. He ends it with imploring his father to let the fight go and move on.
Tommy Lee posted another retaliation post, outlining money he has allegedly given his son. Obviously, he didn't listen to his son's plea of moving on. Hopefully they are able to either work through their differences, or end their relationship until they can.