October 16, 2015
Gavin McInnes: ‘Adults aren’t just participating in kid culture, they’re confiscating it’
Gavin McInnes writes:
I went to the New Era store to get my 7-year-old son a baseball hat. He was stunned by the selection. Not only did they have a huge assortment of Fantastic Four hats, they had each character as a baby. That’s right. We are now infantilizing cartoon characters. You can get baby Thing, baby Thor, or the increasingly popular baby Darth Vader. I had to remind my son he could get only one, but before he could choose, the salesman informed us we were in the adult section. None of the hats we were looking at came in kid sizes! We were directed to the children’s section of the store, which was a tenth the size and featured really lame hats like the one that has every major-league baseball team on the same hat (what does that mean, I enjoy sports?). He didn’t like any of the kid ones available so we walked past row upon row of baby superheroes and out of the store.
There’s another side to this though, and that is Parents Who Take Their Kids Everywhere.
If comic books are for kids, can we also agree that restaurants are for adults unless your child is as perfectly behaved as I was? And parties are for grown ups, too btw?