Bindi Irwin, allegedly, quit the Australia Zoo after facing backlash for her comments about her grandfather on Father’s Day.
Woman’s Day published a misleading headline saying that Bindi Irwin has decided to quit her longtime job at the zoo when in fact, she hasn’t.
On her social media account, the animal advocate said that she would be taking a break from posting online after the criticisms that she received.
“I need some time to focus on the happiness that is my family. Mental health deserves more understanding and support instead of being dismissed or patronized,” she wrote.
Bindi Irwin taking a break from social media
Irwin clearly said that she was only going to take a break. The Dancing With the Stars winner didn’t say that she was quitting her job altogether.
On Father’s Day, the reality TV star posted a touching tribute to her husband, her late father, Steve, as well as her father-in-law.
One fan asked Irwin why she didn’t mention her grandfather in her post, and her response offended some of her relatives.
“From the time I was a little girl, he has ignored me, preferring to spend time doing anything else rather than being with me. He has never said a single kind word to me personally. It breaks my heart,” she said.
Bindi Irwin faces backlash after slamming Bob Irwin on social media
Irwin also revealed that her family has been supporting her grandfather financially since 1992.
Shortly after, some of Irwin’s relatives, as well as some of her late father’s friends slammed the young mom.
Amanda French, who co-wrote The Last Crocodile Hunter said that the issues between the Irwins is a private family matter and it should’ve stayed as such.
French also confirmed Irwin’s claims that her grandfather returned some of the gifts that their family gave to him.
But the author explained that it was because their gifts are a little absurd. For instance, the Irwins previously gave Bob a shower cap that he didn’t have any use for.
Bob’s granddaughter Bethany Wheeler is also urging Irwin to stop lying about her grandfather.
But despite the backlash, Bindi Irwin received the support of her mom, Terri, and husband, Chandler Powell.
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