Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky are under fire after sharing a photo from their son's birthday party. In the photo, shared by Hemsworth, Pataky and another of their kids are seen holding down the birthday boy's head into his birthday cake. The 'Thor' actor looks on with a small smile on his face. "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!!" Hemsworth captioned the post adding, "'Hey mum I don’t like chocolate cake I prefer vanilla' 'oh really son, what about now'?
Fans took to the comments to call the common birthday party prank "violent" and "ridiculous."
“Why people smash their kid’s face in the cake is above my understanding but whatever," one Instagram user commented per Page Six. "Why do people think this is funny? It's so violent,' another added. However, other users were quick to defend Hemsworth and Pataky. "Violent? It’s a bit of play. Just a bit of basic humor….. they look like they are having a good time together," one fan wrote. “Those kids are gonna grow up able to take a joke not be some little fairy who thinks having their head dipped in frosting is violent," a more bombastic commenter shared.
Hemsworth and Pataky wed in 2010 and share three children together, 10-year-old India and newly 9-year-old twin sons Sasha and Tristan. In 2022, the actor announced he would be taking a break from work to spend time with his family following a serious health warning.