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.

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.

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