Mia Farrow

Woody Allen's son disses dad in Father's Day tweet

June 18, 2012 at 1:56 PM ET

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Woody Allen

Filmmaker Woody Allen's marriage to Soon-Yi Previn, adopted daughter of Allen's former wife Mia Farrow, hasn't been in the news for years. Previn and Allen have been together for 20 years and wed for 15, and many have all but forgotten that their relationship once disturbed many.

But Allen and Farrow's biological son, Ronan Farrow, hasn't forgotten. On Father's Day, he tweeted, "Happy father's day -- or as they call it in my family, happy brother-in-law's day."

Farrow's tweet was retweeted more than 1,300 times, including once by mom Mia, who added the word "BOOM." Her version was then retweeted more than 2,300 times.

New York Magazine writer Bilge Ebiri wrote, "The Farrow family just won the Internet with that tweet."

Ronan Farrow, 24, is a Rhodes Scholar and human-rights attorney, and has been estranged from his famous dad since learning of the affair with Previn, which he called a "moral transgression."

Previn has said that she never thought of Allen as a father figure, although he came into her mother's life when she was just 10.

Allen told Reuters in 2011 that "I fell in love with this girl, married her. ... There was no scandal, but people refer to it all the time as a scandal, and I kind of like that in a way, because when I go I would like to say I had one real juicy scandal in my life."

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