Being a "deadbeat" parent is pretty bad as it is. There's no way to spin that title into something positive. It's made even worse when the non-present parent tries to dictate how the child they've abandoned should be living their lives to those that are actually raising the kid, an irony that is clearly lost on them.
Remember, it's all about keeping the kid happy and healthy, right? And of course, there are two sides to every story; here's hoping this "deadbeat dad" is actually just misunderstood.