Former mixed martial artist and UFC fighter Ben Askren decided to make what he thought was a lovely post celebrating his wife Amy, “for being such a great mom to our kids.” But after using some questionable wording, he’s getting roasted by the internet, and her.
While it’s quite clear what Ben was trying to say, the 23.2 million people who saw his tweet couldn’t help but feel like he’d accidentally insulted Amy’s appearance. “Bro called his wife mid,” one person commented. “This is accidentally the most Peter Griffin spouse compliment on the internet,” another person joked.
I’ve seen some guys posting on social media lately about how they are winning bc their wife is attractive, while I don’t disagree I think finding a wife who is a great mother is 500% more important!!! Thanks @Abamaby for being such a great mom to our kids. pic.twitter.com/6lxb9Ybg66— Funky (@Benaskren) April 25, 2023
bro could’ve just tweeted that last sentence but decided to call his wife mid for no reason I’m crying https://t.co/mxnC6H7syN— Hurt CoPain (@SaeedDiCaprio) April 26, 2023
Askren quickly tried to rectify the situation, posting a different photo of the couple on a red carpet with the caption, “She’s not insecure and I don’t need to state the obvious!” But even Amy had something to say about that.
You really just googled a photo of us— Amy Askren (@Abamaby) April 26, 2023
It’s admirable that Ben Askren wanted to compliment his wife’s skills as a mother, but he should have picked a better way to say it. “All you had to add was ‘my wife is both,’” one person advised. Still, Ben’s verbal fumble and his public double down have made him and Amy today’s Twitter main characters, and given birth to some fantastic reactions and memes.
why did you diss your wife for no reason?— bunjil (@notbunjil) April 25, 2023
Man got caught with a flying knee in 2019 and began a life of L’s ever since— Dr. Jen Izaakson (@DrJenIzaakson) April 26, 2023
This one is way worse. pic.twitter.com/YCaF6F5dcG— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) April 25, 2023
Dude delete this before your wife consults an attorney.— Wendy Peffercorn (@SandLot84) April 25, 2023