VIDEO: Balloon Dad Gives His Infant Son a Cigar and a Beer

By: Celebuzz / October 27, 2009

Richard Heene better clear some space on his shelf for that Father of the Year award.

The prank-happy publicity hound—who earlier this month made headlines by claiming that his six-year-old son, Falcon Heene, had been caught up in a balloon high above Colorado—apparently has a history of exploiting his kids for a little attention.

Check out this video obtained by TMZ, of Heene forcing a cigar into his then-infant son Bradford‘s mouth and posing him with a beer bottle—which Bradford proceeds to put to his lips—for the benefit of the camera.

Aww; aren’t babies cute when they’re sucking down the suds and stuffing tobacco leaves in their mouths?

Note Heene’s wife, Mayumi, telling Richard “No!” in the background—to no avail.

Let us know in the comments section: What’s more offensive, the Balloon Boy hoax or this little stunt?