Gerard Way tries to ‘out-dad’ Mark Hoppus by buying $1,000 cardigan

The pair engage in 'Dad Wars' via their social media accounts

Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has engaged in a light-hearted contest with Blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus in trying to “out-dad” one another.

The joke began on social media when Way, who released his debut solo album ‘Hesitant Alien’ in September 2014, asked fans to help him track down a $1,000 (£630) sold-out Ralph Lauren knitted cardigan. He later remarked: “I need this cardigan to out-dad @markhoppus.”

After successfully acquiring the knitwear, Way uploaded a photo to Instagram, adding in the caption: “Your move, Hoppus”.

Hoppus replied: “Shrewd play, gerard. i’ll see your cardigan sweater and raise you a station wagon with wood paneling.”

Way later declared the ‘Dad Wars’ to be over, saying “there needs to be peace in this universe”. See the exchanges in full below.

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Meanwhile, Blink-182 are reportedly due to record new music with Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio.

Skiba joined the band as a live member earlier this year, after Barker and Hoppus split from Tom DeLonge when the singer allegedly refused to enter the studio and record a new album with them.