Father's Day did not bring any moment of healing between Motley Crew rocker Tommy Lee and his estranged son Brandon. Quite the opposite.
On Sunday Tommy Lee posted a scathing Instagram post of himself and his father where he took an opportunity to slam his children and their mother Pamela Anderson.
I’m not gonna sit here and post some fluffed up bulls--- for the public to read.... I’m gonna be honest- Being a father ain’t easy! I’m so tired of the fake sh-- I keep seeing all over IG... let’s get real," Lee wrote. " 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 f----d up at times but I’ve always bounced back."
Lee went on to write when he had his first son Brandon, now 22-years-old, he 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."
Lee added, "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 a--holes too...and that’s the truth (Cue Honest Guy music)"
As you might expect, the post did not go over well with his son Brandon, who responded on his own Instagram posting a video of an earlier physical altercation where he allegedly knocked his father out cold. According to TMZ, the fight between the father and son occurred in March of this year.
In another Instagram post Brandon replied directly to his father writing, "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," he wrote. "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."