He claims to be a keen feminist and a sensitive new age father.

But comedian Russell Brand has been slammed for revealing his "sexist" views on parenting.

The former womaniser has admitted that his wife does just about everything for their kids.

The 43-year-old, the father of Mabel, two, and Peggy, six months, says he's too "sensitive" to change nappies and that he has never looked after his daughters on his own for 24 hours as his wife "respects and cares for their safety too much".

Laura Gallacher and Russell Brand are seen in Soho on May 15, 2017 in New York City. Photo / Getty
Laura Gallacher and Russell Brand are seen in Soho on May 15, 2017 in New York City. Photo / Getty

Brand described wife Laura Gallacher as an expert when it comes to "domesticity".

In comments that have been widely mocked on Twitter, he said he was more focused on the "mystical connotations" of his daughter's beauty than the basics of parenting such as providing food.

The comedian told The Sunday Times: "Yes, I'm very, very focused on the mystical connotations of Mabel's beauty and grace. Not so good on the nappies and making sure that they eat food.

"When I looked after Mabel on her own, she dropped two social classes in an hour. In no time at all we're in a coffee shop, she's just got a nappy on and she's covered in stuff because I'm not willing to fight any of the battles.

"Laura's able to sustain and maintain domesticity in a way that's astonishing. I didn't have much experience of how to organise domesticity. I do whatever I'm told."

Brand told The Sunday Times parenting was "f------ exhausting" and that he was more of a "romantic and reflective".

He broke off during the interview to explain that he wasn't totally useless and had helped out dropping his daughter off at daycare.

"But I'm sensitive and awake and aware, so I have to dial a lot s--t down to go through normal life".

Brand's comments sparked outrage on social media, with Twitter users expressing sympathy for his wife having to do the bulk of all the work.

One user said: "Laura is better at it because she has no choice. Someone has to step up and take responsibility for keeping your child alive and nurturing them into a well rounded, clean and fed human being."

Another posted: "Patriarchy really does evolve and shift, doesn't it? We've gone from 'I'm too macho to change nappies' to 'I'm too sensitive to change nappies'. In each case, the dude manages to frame the shunting of the work onto his partner as a weird self-compliment."