It all started last week when Gerard Way tweeted his million-plus followers to help him track down a Ralph Lauren cardigan—the pinnacle of dad fashion.
— Gerard Way (@gerardway) August 13, 2015
“I feel my transformation will be complete if I were to acquire it,” he said. “I need this cardigan to out-dad @markhoppus. The internet depends on it.”
The following day, having procured what appears to be THE dad cardigan, Way prompted the challenge again.
Not one to be defeated so easily, Mark Hoppus fired back this time with station wagons. And Way took the paternal rumble beyond even that with some CVS hardware procuring.
Things were getting a little too tense in the Dad Wars by that point. Ever the fosterer of good vibes and peace, Way put an end to it.
“Dad wars are over,” he tweeted less than a half-hour after his final move. “There needs to be peace in this universe.”
We understand. But Dad Wars could have been great. So great.
Who knows what might have come next. Vacation-wear? Probably lots of visor-centric fashion, yeah.