By Nicole Lyn Pesce
‘The prospect of being a father and getting to look at my spouse grow to be a mom is each humbling and thrilling,’ he stated — serving to to interrupt paternity depart stigma
Discuss concerning the loss of life of a bachelor. That was Panic! At The Disco founder and sole authentic member Brendon Urie saying Tuesday that he is placing the band on pause whereas he and his spouse await the start of their first youngster.
“Typically a journey should finish for a brand new one to start,” Urie, 35, defined in a publish on the band’s Instagram web page. “We have been making an attempt to maintain it to ourselves, although a few of you might have heard.. Sarah and I expect a child very quickly!”
He continued by explaining that one motive for altering his tune is as a result of, “the prospect of being a father and getting to look at my spouse grow to be a mom is each humbling and thrilling. I look ahead to this subsequent journey.”
The information brought on Urie’s title and “Panic” to pattern on Twitter as followers digested the information. What’s extra, searches for the remaining members of Panic! At The Disco, and “Why did Panic! At The Disco break up?” started spiking amongst Google queries. “Panic! On the Disco” additionally drew greater than 100,000 Google searches off the information on Tuesday, per Google Traits information.
Whereas the band shaped as an emo/pop rock foursome in Las Vegas in 2004, it has steadily grow to be a solo undertaking for Urie. His solo albums from him embody 2016’s “Dying of a Bachelor,” which grew to become the primary Panic! album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. So loads of the reactions on Twitter on Tuesday concerned individuals joking about Urie “breaking apart the band” by sharing footage or movies of individuals sitting alone and speaking to themselves.
However all kidding apart, some people additionally discovered the information that Urie is opting to spend extra time together with his household refreshing, just like reactions that Paul Ryan acquired in 2018 when he determined to retire from Congress to be greater than only a “weekend dad. ” And certainly, 63% of fathers say they spend too little time with their kids, based on Pew Analysis, and 62% blame work obligations for lacking this household time.
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Another excessive profile males who’ve stepped away from work to be with household embody Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who introduced he was stepping down from his full-time place on the firm in 2018 partially as a result of he wished to spend extra time doing issues necessary for his child daughter with tennis champ Serena Williams. Visa CEO Charlie Scharf stepped down in 2016 to “spend extra time together with his household” — he is now the CEO of Wells Fargo — and then-President Barack Obama’s chief of workers Invoice Daley resigned in early 2012, additionally citing a should be with household, even because the president was dealing with powerful reelection odds.
But loads of dads face nonetheless stigma for asking to spend extra time with their children. Take Biden’s Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, who confronted tons of criticism over his fall 2021 determination to take paternity depart whereas the nation was dealing with main supply-chain points.
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But analysis reveals that households profit from fathers taking paternity depart. McKinsey & Co. interviewed 130 new fathers throughout 10 international locations and located that paternity depart helped households by strengthening partnerships, supporting girls — who overwhelming bear the accountability for childcare — establishing the sharing of obligations from the get-go, and making a lifelong paternal bond with the kid.
“The lads informed us resoundingly that their expertise was a constructive one, regardless of some having considerations about what it would imply for his or her careers,” the report discovered. “Whereas our analysis targeted on heterosexual fathers taking paternity depart, we acknowledge that there are numerous other forms of households (for instance, households with two moms or two fathers, and adoptive households) that face comparable challenges and thus can profit from parental depart. ”
And loads of Urie’s followers are on board together with his subsequent gig as a proud and current papa. “So unhappy to see Panic! At The Disco stop however it’s for a fantastic trigger!” tweeted one fan. “Brendon Urie might be such a fantastic dad!!!”
“He’ll be such a great, hands-on dad,” tweeted one other fan, who added, “I’ve a sense we’ve not heard the final of Mr. Urie.”
Followers can nonetheless catch Urie’s swan track because the band excursions in Europe from Feb. 20 by means of March 10. “Thanks all in your immense assist through the years,” Urie wrote in his farewell Instagram publish. “I’ve SAT right here making an attempt to provide you with the right solution to say this and I actually cannot put into phrases how a lot it has meant to us.”
-Nicole Lyn Pesce
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