Brace yourselves, because this might sound like a joke, but we kid you not.
Yeah, we know. Who was his competition?
The Weekender, a Pennsylvania magazine, presented him with the honor because unlike the rest of us, they think he's been wrongly persecuted by the media for his attempts to help his daughter Lindsay Lohan. Justin Brown, a columnist for the magazine, explained:
“I hope people will read this and see him for the amazing father he is. The type of father I hope to be one day. Either way, everyone will have something to say about it!”
And maybe, just maybe, that was the point of this all along. Maybe you don't so much believe that he is a standup father so much as you know it will get people talking about your magazine. We're on to you, Weekender!
And as for you, Michael, congrats on your prestigious accolade. Now, when you're feeling up to it (we know you are quite ill) perhaps you'll live up to this namesake and tell Lindsay to cut it out with the sticky fingers.
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