Parents sure can be funny about the popular things they choose to love…and to loathe.
For example, my dad, who is in his 70s, LOVES Snoop Dogg.
Who saw that one coming?!?! Not me!
And today we’re gonna hear from people who put their parents on blast for not liking certain pop culture things…for some reason.
Here we go!
1. No dice.
Dad’s not hearing it.
My dad hates Dave Grohl. Apparently he gave an interview one time where he said something to the effect of “don’t bother with a bunch of practicing, just get out there and do it” and my dad just hates him forever for that. I tried to explain that he’s actually cool, but no dice.
— 🥪 sandwich (@a_boss_sandwich) November 30, 2021
2. A hot take.
Haven’t heard that one before.
My mother admitted that Chris Rock was a brilliant comedian but couldn’t stomach watching him because she hated the way he held his hands during sets
— Jersey She-Devil (@thewordunheard) November 29, 2021
3. Trying to hide it from you.
You see right through him.
My dad hates Will Ferrel and Tom Cruise with a fiery passion. The former bc he did an excellent GWB and the latter bc of Jerry McGuire. Sometimes I catch him laughing when we are all watching Elf though. He tries to hide it.
— Genevieve (@GenevieveMags) November 29, 2021
4. Team Jennifer.
People got worked up about that.
My Mom had never seen “Friends,” but after Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, she became a tireless Jennifer Aniston champion, buying every single one of her movies. All of them. Loyally and excitedly.
She never watched even one. Just bought them all and talked about “that Angelina.”
— Dumped, Dilapidated, and Dalish (she/her) (@DrunkDalish) November 30, 2021
5. I don’t get this one.
My dad has a lifelong vendetta against Rod Stewart
— Remi X. De Vice (@remixdevice) November 29, 2021
6. Devil music.
You’re going to HELL!
I’m old enough for my parents to have taught me that The Beatles were dangerous subversives.
— Rick G. Rosner (@dumbassgenius) December 1, 2021
7. Oh, they’re fine.
It’s Madonna I’m worried about…
Madonna, but Guns and Roses, Motley Crew and all the hair bands that constantly objectified women were totally fine.
— Fine.Sure.Whatever (@AngelaVA703) November 29, 2021
8. Lots of teeth.
Enough with the teeth!
My mom did not understand why people thought Julia Roberts was pretty. “So many teeth everywhere!”
— Fiona Taylor (@fionaleslie) November 30, 2021
9. I wonder why…
What’s wrong with her?
My mom has such an exaggerated dislike of Nicole Kidman that now I’m not sure if I actually like her or just like her out of spite.
— Jenice.M (@jjma77) November 29, 2021
10. Both are very popular.
You just never know…
My mom hates The Doors *so much*. She also can’t stand Schitt’s Creek, which makes no sense to me.
— Silas Hansen (@silas_hansen) November 30, 2021
Do your parents do stuff like this?
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We’d love to hear from you!