The Brief: The term "sky daddy" is a disparaging name for God.
“Sky daddy” is used to make fun of people for their faith in the singular God of Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). It usually references depictions of a Christian God as a white, bearded man in the sky.
The term started trending on Twitter on December 1st, 2020 after a TikTok video surfaced where an abortion clinic escort tells an anti-abortion protestor “so go off, Jennifer, is the validation you want from Sky Daddy?”
abortion clinic escorts really be bout that action LMAO pic.twitter.com/wrA9Kgj4DZ
— kae (@sportyidk) November 30, 2020
This phrase didn’t originate from the TikTok video, however. It’s been in circulation for years and its origin has been attributed to Black culture.
BLACK PEOPLE INVENTED “SKY DADDY”
I been holding back too many tears of laughter for YEARS at that term for fear of the eternal fires of hell for yall to give Dwights™️ this one 😂 https://t.co/F2mxYEv14n
— Buffy Summers (@NotGeauxGabby) December 1, 2020
Religious people and devout Christians, in particular, have expressed their dismay over the use of this blasphemous term. “Sky daddy” can is used both to highlight the harmful behaviors people justify with religion, and to make fun of people simply for believing in God.
fixed it pic.twitter.com/pJXjm8R1c9
— AJ (@ajtheegeminii) December 1, 2020
sky daddy trending and reminded me of this lil' gem. pic.twitter.com/q6Tc3Ikzx4
— ana ❁ (@zamora__ana) December 1, 2020
If God didn't care about slavery what makes you think Sky Daddy gonna care about someone selling titties? LMAOOO https://t.co/ZUOHOIC5v1
— This is an Airfryer Stan Acc (@simsimmaaz) November 24, 2020