There are many places people think are inappropriate for children – restaurants, bars even airplanes. But museums are one place we can all agree are kid friendly, right? Wrong. Not when there are parents like this roaming the earth:
Bushwick gallerist Stephanie Theodore saw the above image at the Tate Modern yesterday. These parents were letting their kid climb into what Theodore guesses is Donald Judd’s Untitled, which is apparently worth $10million.
I have little patience for those who would banish children from all public places. I think it’s very unrealistic and small-minded to expect parents never to bring their kids to sophisticated environments. But, when I see something like this picture I understand where “child intolerance” comes from.
I can tell by this woman’s cloak that she’s no stranger to art galleries. These people are fully aware that their kid shouldn’t be doing this. They don’t care, because they are dicks – as evidenced by their response to Ms. Theodore:
As an artist and human with eyes, I think it’s completely ridiculous that the above work of art is worth $10 million. I mean, come on – we’re all being punked. But even though I disagree with the overinflated, completely random ideas of “worth” in the art world – it doesn’t matter. There are rules in public places we all must follow, or else there would be total anarchy and we would be subjected to beings climbing all over things constantly. I don’t want to live in that world, do you? I don’t want children’s snotty, filthy hands all over everything I look at.
As parents, it’s our responsibility to teach children how to behave in public places, not unleash entitled, unmannered beings into the world and say – good luck dealing with my asshole child, world! He was too “special” to teach.
(photo: Stephanie Theodore/ Twitter)