Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky's parenting act sparks debate: 'Not funny'

The couple celebrated their twins' birthday in an unusual way.

Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky’s twin boys Sasha and Tristan have just turned 9. After the Aussie star posted a snap of the family’s birthday celebrations online, his wife’s parenting act sparked a heated debate.

In an Instagram post shared by Chris, the Thor star is seen smiling at his family while his 46-year-old wife playfully pushed one of their son’s head into a chocolate cake.

Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky and their children. One son is being pushed into a chocolate cake
Chris Hemsworth was seen smiling as his wife Elsa Pataky pushed their son into a chocolate cake. Photo: Instagram/chrishemsworth

“Happy 9th birthday to my two little men! Only one way to eat cake in this house and that’s to have mum slam your head into it face first!!

“‘Hey mum, I don’t like chocolate cake, I prefer vanilla’. ‘Oh really son, what about now?’,” he quipped in the caption.


The chaotic family snap also shows their daughter, India Rose, 10, helping to push her younger brother into the cake, while laughing. Their dog is also seen running away from the house in the background.

Chris Hemsworth holding two of his kids while his daughter hugs him
Chris and Elsa often post sweet snaps of their kids on Instagram. Photo: Instagram/elsapataky

Many fans praised the family for being so relatable, with one saying that Chris had a “proud dad stance” as he watched the birthday shenanigans.

“Happy Birthday to your kids. Many blessings for this new year of life! By the way…that is the correct and only way to eat a yummy chocolate cake,” a fan joked.

“Such a down-to-earth, great family, that knows how to have real fun,” another gushed.

“Happy birthday to your sons! Lucky to have such fun parents!” a third chimed in.


However, there were some comments slamming Elsa for her “ridiculous” act.

“Why people smash their kid's face in the cake is above my understanding but whatever,” one person wrote.

“Why do people think this is funny? One can have a pretty damn good time without someone leaving the party with a bloody nose, lip or black eye,” a third chimed in.

“In my country [this is] done, but it’s very poorly [looked upon] because several accidents have already happened,” another pointed out.

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