TikTok video of fans constantly reminding Robert Irwin his father Steve is dead


Why does everyone keep reminding Robert Irwin of his father’s death? TikTok video highlighting endless comments about Steve on the teen’s social media posts goes viral

A TikTok video has gone viral for questioning whether the ongoing public grief for the late Australian conservationist Steve Irwin has gone too far.

TikTok user @sa99ymaggie highlighted in her video how Steve’s fans like to leave gushing comments about the ‘Crocodile Hunter’ whenever his son Robert, 18, posts a video on social media.

These comments typically reference how much the teenager looks like his father, who died in 2006 when Robert was just two years old, and how much they miss him. 

A TikTok video has gone viral for questioning whether the ongoing public grief for the late Australian conservationist Steve Irwin has gone too far. (Steve Irwin is seen here in an undated photo with his son Robert as a toddler)

A TikTok video has gone viral for questioning whether the ongoing public grief for the late Australian conservationist Steve Irwin has gone too far. (Steve Irwin is seen here in an undated photo with his son Robert as a toddler)

Maggie’s video, which has been viewed more than four million times, sees her pretending to cry as she says: ‘Your dad is dead… and I miss him.’

She says this sums up the ‘entire comments section’ whenever Robert posts a video showing off a ‘cool animal’ at Australia Zoo.

There’s no denying Maggie has a point: a glance at Robert’s posts on TikTok and Instagram on any given day shows the comments are filled with references to Steve.

Social media users often remark on how much Robert (pictured with a crocodile at Australia Zoo) resembles his famous father, who died in a freak accident 16 years ago

Social media users often remark on how much Robert (pictured with a crocodile at Australia Zoo) resembles his famous father, who died in a freak accident 16 years ago

Steve Irwin is seen here in action at Australia Zoo's Crocoseum in an undated photo

Steve Irwin is seen here in action at Australia Zoo’s Crocoseum in an undated photo 

TikTok user @sa99ymaggie highlighted in her video how Steve's fans like to leave gushing comments about him whenever his son Robert, 18, posts a video on social media

TikTok user @sa99ymaggie highlighted in her video how fans like to leave gushing comments about Steve whenever his son Robert, 18, posts a video on social media. Her video sees her pretending to cry as she says, ‘Your dad is dead… and I miss him’ – which she claims sums up the ‘entire comments section’ whenever Robert posts a video of a ‘cool animal’ at Australia Zoo

There's no denying Maggie has a point: a glance at Robert's posts on TikTok and Instagram on any given day shows the comments are filled with references to Steve (pictured)

There’s no denying Maggie has a point: a glance at Robert’s posts on TikTok and Instagram on any given day shows the comments are filled with references to Steve (pictured)

As reported by Buzzfeed Australia, some comments include: ‘Your dad is smiling down on you from heaven,’ ‘I miss your dad so much,’ ‘It’s like watching your dad all over again,’ and ‘I miss Steve so much, you remind me of him.’

Many TikTok users agreed with Maggie’s observation, saying it’s time for the public to stop talking about Steve’s death and let Robert be his own man. 

‘Facts! Can people just let him live without mentioning his dad every second?’ one commented below the viral clip. 

The comments typically reference how much Robert looks like his father, who died in 2006 when he was just two years old, or how much they miss him. (Pictured: Steve and Robert Irwin in an undated family photo)

The comments typically reference how much Robert looks like his father, who died in 2006 when he was just two years old, or how much they miss him. (Pictured: Steve and Robert Irwin in an undated family photo)

Many TikTok users agreed with Maggie's observation, saying it's time for the public to stop talking about Steve's death and let Robert be his own man

Many TikTok users agreed with Maggie’s observation, saying it’s time for the public to stop talking about Steve’s death and let Robert be his own man 

Another added: ‘As amazing as Steve was, stop mentioning that he’s dead. [Robert] is just showing off animals; he doesn’t need the constant reminder.’

Steve Irwin, known to millions around the world as ‘the Crocodile Hunter’, died on September 4, 2006, at the age of 44 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray while filming a documentary in Batt Reef, Queensland.

Following his death, Steve’s family, including his children Robert and Bindi, widow Terri, and son-in-law Chandler Powell, have continued his conservation work at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast. 

Steve Irwin (pictured with wife Terri), known to millions around the world as 'the Crocodile Hunter', died on September 4, 2006, at the age of 44 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray while filming a documentary in Batt Reef, Queensland

Steve Irwin (pictured with wife Terri), known to millions around the world as ‘the Crocodile Hunter’, died on September 4, 2006, at the age of 44 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray while filming a documentary in Batt Reef, Queensland

Following his death, Steve's family, including his children Robert (right) and Bindi (second from left), widow Terri (second from right), and son-in-law Chandler Powell, (left) have continued his conservation work at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast

Following his death, Steve’s family, including his children Robert (right) and Bindi (second from left), widow Terri (second from right), and son-in-law Chandler Powell, (left) have continued his conservation work at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast 

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