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Sometimes, it's hard to admit when you're wrong. Or, at least, when you have spoken out of turn. Recently, writer Daryl Austin wrote a controversial piece slamming Fixer Upper couple Chip and Joanna Gaines for how they handled their parenting duties, particularly in relation to their work. In the recently-published apology piece, Austin apologized, saying he ultimately "regrets" the words he wrote and the criticisms he lobbied against the HGTV reality television personalities. It's not easy, but sometimes, it's good to admit your errors. Here's what Daryl Austin said about his controversial Gaines opinions.
As Daryl Austin explains in his Fox opinion piece, the writer was speaking from first-hand experience as a business owner. He learned there's a divide between your work life and your family life. Austin is the father of three, and he believes in a world of "if/then." For instance, if you want to spend more time with your family, you have to make sacrifices and say "no" to personal projects and other things you want to work on, even if it's tough. It's a similar mentality to "if you want to lose weight, then you need to eat better and exercise." While there are parents who need to work as often as they do to provide for their families, Chip and Joanna Gaines are not in that position. They are pretty secure with their finances at the moment, and he believes the business operations they are currently pursuing are preventing them from raising their children, in one way or another, even though they have expressed a desire to raise their children more, particularly with the end of their hit reality TV series, Fixer Upper.
Daryl Austin wasn't deterred by the backlash at first, particularly because his piece was getting notoriety and attention, and Austin admits that he wrote the original piece, in his words, because Chip and Joanna Gaines are reality TV stars and "they have presented a lot of information over the years and portrayed a lifestyle for their viewers to develop opinions about." But his thoughts began to change, with him saying:
While Daryl Austin doesn't completely dismiss what he wrote, the writer believes it wasn't in his best interest to approach it the way he did. For that, he apologizes to the Gaines family, and he is working towards bettering himself in the process. Chip Gaines hasn't responded to the atonement piece, but we're hoping they put aside their differences and forgive one another soon. Here's what Austin said.
It's not always easy to admit to being wrong, but we're glad Daryl Austin has spoken out and accepted that he was in error. We'll keep you posted on additional updates from Chip and Joanna Gaines.