Dr Phil asks fans to stop calling him 'daddy' after weird trend, Internet says 'god bless the children'

The talk show host, who has experience in psychology, sociology and observation, is being referred to as 'daddy' for unknown reasons by the Internet


                            Dr Phil asks fans to stop calling him 'daddy' after weird trend, Internet says 'god bless the children'
Dr Phil McGraw (Getty Images)

Dr Phil McGraw, popular as the host of CBS’s daytime Television’s talk show, ‘DR PHIL’ created by Oprah Winfrey in 2002, is apparently perceived as "daddy" by social media users. The talk show host, who has experience in psychology, sociology and observation, is being referred to as "daddy" for unknown reasons by the Internet.



 

People sometimes use the slang "daddy" with sexual connotations. However, Dr Phil has no such background or history to be portrayed as one. Anyhow, joyed by the comments on his social media posts, Dr Phil made a hilarious TikTok video on Wednesday, September 9, in response and thanked his fans for the weird gesture. In the video, he said: “Daddy on all over my post. I ain’t your daddy. I appreciate the support but ...eh..it's a little weird. But I appreciate your support.” While the context of why the Internet saw him as "daddy" is unknown, Dr Phil started to trend on social media with people sharing their reactions. A user jokingly wrote, “CRYING y’all got Dr.Phil saying “I ain’t ya daddy”



 

Another concurred, “Y’ALL MADE DR. PHIL ASK U TO STOP CALLING HIM DADDY? I HATE IT HERE LMAO.”



 

A user giggled that since Phil is into a very respectable profession as a doctor, there is a possibility that he has used reverse psychology to make people see him as "daddy". “Dr Phil using reverse psychology to get people to call him daddy on Tik-Tok. well played, sir. well played.”



 

Others made fun of him and wrote, “I'm so glad that the clueless Dr. Phil isn't my father and I surely wouldn't ever want him to be.”



 

This would be the last thought on people’s minds who feel, “2020 is over when people are calling Dr. Phil as daddy.”



 

Another user said: “For the love of God, stop calling Dr. Phil daddy. Do you remember what happened to the person who called him that last? It's not a story the media would tell you...Big Knife, small wife....” 



 

A user chuckling on the "daddy" allusion wrote, “Also if Dr.Phil is people's idea of a good Daddy? Oh my. God bless the children.”



 

Who is Dr Phil?

Dr Phil McGraw is a prominent mental health expert and host of the daytime talk show, ‘DR PHIL’. The show, currently running in its 19th season, claims to provide the most comprehensive forum on mental health problems in the history of television. Using the medium of television, Dr Phil showcases the stories of real people with a multitude of mental health and behavioral issues. Since its inception, the show has provided over $32 million in aftercare services for its guests as reported by Dr Phil’s website.

TV personality Dr Phil McGraw speaks onstage during the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on April 19, 2015, in Arlington, Texas (Getty Images)

Further, the show has received several accolades like 29 Emmy nominations and five PRISM Award wins. The honors have been conferred for the show’s portrayal of drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse and addiction as per the site. Dr Phil has recently signed a multi-year deal with CBS Television Distribution to continue his eponymous show through 2023 as per the site.

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