Mum defends 'unsettling' TikTok video of husband and nanny dancing

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A mum has been forced to respond to backlash after sharing a feel-good video of her family having fun with their nanny on TikTok, which blew up online.

In the clip, which has been called 'unsettling' and 'controversial' by some, father of two Andrew can be seen dancing their nanny, Lizzie, before he lifts her up by the waist and they wrap their arms around each other.

TikTok Andrew and nanny Lizzie dancing
Andrew and nanny Lizzie went viral for their dance moves. Photo: TikTok

Andrew's wife and mother of their two young sons, Rachel, posted the video alongside the caption "the nanny-dad content no one asked for."

On the clip she also writes, "watch those hands" as Andrew attempts the iconic 'Dirty Dancing' move with Lizzie, while Rachel can also be heard shouting "you touched her boobs!"

In response, Andrew laughs, saying: "I know, I know."

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However, while the clip appears relatively light-hearted and harmless, it sparked a wave of discussion about the 'appropriateness' of their interactions with the 23-year-old nanny.

"The fact that they were both insanely comfortable doing this is unsettling," one person commented.

"My wife divorced me solely for watching this video," another said.

The video was also reposted by an account called 'The Best Loved Nanny', which offers advice and discussion points for aspiring nannies, where it has been viewed another 5 million times.

Michele Garza, the person behind the account, said in a second video responding to the clip that it was important for nannies to "model healthy behaviour" with their employers. 

"With the video, I don't think that anything has actually gone wrong. I just think that it has started to blur the lines," she says in the post.

Since posting the video, both mum Rachel and nanny Lizzie have hit back at the criticism.

Lizzie (left) and Rachel from dancing nanny tiktok
Lizzie (left) and Rachel are great friends. Photo: Instagram

Rachel explained they first met Lizzie at their son's daycare, and eventually hired her to help, while Rachel went to work and Andrew worked from home during the pandemic.

"She was always the nicest, the sweetest. She would send pictures all day, and we would talk all day," she explained.

"She wasn't like the other people that worked there, and I wasn't like the other mums. We were, like, friends."

Rachel also said now that Andrew has gone back to work, they don't see each other that much anymore - hence the excitement - adding "she's like our little sister".

Lizzie also commented on the response, saying: "I'm not being groomed, everybody can calm down."

While Rachel implored people to "stop attacking" their nanny.

"She's an angel. She's a godsend to our family and people are attacking her like she's some sort of s**t," she said.

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