Dr. Phil told his TikTok followers to stop calling him ‘daddy’ because ‘it’s a little weird’

  • Following the popular "you have to" TikTok trend, Dr. Phil told his fans on the app that they need to stop calling him "daddy."
  • "I hate to break it to you, but I ain't your daddy, and your real daddy is probably getting his feelings hurt," Dr. Phil McGraw said. 
  • The video amassed more than five million likes in under 24 hours and drew comments from some big names on the short-form video app, including Madison Beer. 
  • People continued to call him "daddy" anyway.
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America's favorite psychologist may have to psychoanalyze his millions of TikTok followers. 

Dr. Phil McGraw told fans in a new TikTok video on Wednesday that they have to stop calling him "daddy" in comments on his posts. 

"I hate to break it to you, but I ain't your daddy, and your real daddy is probably getting his feelings hurt," McGraw said. "I appreciate the support — it's a little weird, but I appreciate the support." 

The video amassed more than five million likes in under 24 hours, though the account only has four million followers.

##YouHaveTo stop calling me “daddy.” I ain’t ya daddy.

McGraw followed the popular "you have to" TikTok trend, where users say people "have to stop" doing something — in this case, everyone has to "stop" saying that McGraw is their father.

Videos following the "you have to" trend usually use the "you have to stop supporting trump" TikTok sound for the clip, which is a cover of ODESZA's "A Moment Apart" played on the harp by TikTok user and harpist Hannah Stater. The original TikTok that became Stater's audio track was posted in February. 

The hashtag page for the trend — #YouHaveTo — has over 790 million views as of Thursday afternoon. 

The comments sections of the TV host's previous TikTok videos are flooded with people referring to him as "daddy," with some users even calling him "Dr. Daddy." 

Naturally, the video's top commenters continued to call McGraw "daddy," including some of the app's stars. Madison Beer, the influencer-turned-pop star, commented, "dad i'm so sorry." The Willy Wonka impersonator, @willywonkatiktok, wrote, "Can't relate." Naomi Brook, a popular TikToker under the username @naomiibrookk, said, "Daddy chill." 

Insider has reached out to representatives for McGraw for comment. 

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