Brandon Lee, the son of MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee, is continuing to call out his dad for using Father’s Day as an opportunity to say that his two kids “can be assholes.”
Brandon addressed Tommy directly via Instagram, writing: “Tommy. If you want to bad mouth me, do it to me face. You post something for the world to see, saying that I’m a bad kid and my mom is a bad mother, what do you expect? Seriously, who’s the fkn adult here? How would you even know if I’m a bad kid, you’re not even around enough to know what kind of a person I am. I understand that your feelings must be hurt still about how things went down. But please stop posting all of this on social media, it’s making us all act like kids. Let’s just drop it dude. You’re mad I didn’t say happy Father’s Day yo you?? So what?! My birthday was on June 5th motherfucker … I didn’t hear shit from you… and I didn’t go telling the world what a let down you are. Come on man. It’s time to move on. Let’s keep this private.”
The latest war of words started when Tommy made an Instagram post in honor of the holiday including two photos: one of the rocker with his own father and a throwback picture with one of his sons.
“Being a father ain’t easy!” Tommy wrote. “Let’s get real: It’s a rollercoaster ok? Sometimes I feel like I failed as a father, because my kids don’t know the value of things. If they break something, they don’t care because they know they’ll just get a new one, if they hurt someone, they don’t care because so many people tell them it’s OK. I never wanted this for my kids. I know I’m not fully to blame, because their mom has a lot to do with it, enabling bad behavior and buying them things when they weren’t good, but I guess I hoped at the end of the day they would end up kind.”
He added: “I love them dearly, don’t get me wrong, but man, sometimes it’s really tough to watch your kids grow up without those morals. Nothing can really prepare you for fatherhood …. I love my boys but they can be assholes too… and that’s the truth.”
Brandon then replied by sharing a screenshot of Tommy‘s post on his own Instagram account, claiming the elder Lee was an absent father. “You gotta show up to be a Dad big guy,” Brandon wrote. “If you think we’re so bad (which I can assure you we are not) then you should have showed up to a few more BDays and baseball games. Someone like you couldn’t raise a man like me.”
Brandon also posted a video that seemingly showed Tommy passed out on the ground wearing just a black t-shirt and underwear, apparently shot during the incident in March when Brandon allegedly assaulted his father at Tommy‘s home in Calabasas, California.
Earlier this month, Brandon‘s mother, Pamela Anderson, said Brandon was “maybe” more of an adult than his father.
“They’re both adults. Maybe Brandon more so,” Pamela told “Entertainment Tonight” while discussing the alleged physical altercation. “It’s between them. wish the best for everybody, but, you know, we’re all growing and learning and this is part of it… It’s too bad, but like I said, it’s the past.”