An old thread has resurfaced about the strangest things our parents banned from us
There was always something.
When we were kids, our parents would ban the strangest things. Especially if you were first-born, it's likely that your mam and dad wrapped you up in cotton wool and wouldn't allow you to do or watch anything.
For example, I was not allowed roller skates 'in case I fell and bashed my teeth'. I still don't know how to roller skate to this day.
Well, a writer on Twitter asked his followers to name what their parents banned as kids after he revealed he wasn't allowed to watch Sabrina the Teenage Witch. It was first asked back in January last year but has been doing the rounds on social media this week again.
What's the funniest time your parents banned a piece of pop culture from you? My parents ripped a Sabrina the Teenage Witch comic out of my Disney Adventures magazine
— Nick Douglas (@toomuchnick) January 10, 2018
We have to say, the people of Twitter delivered and came up with some pretty hilarious answers:
I came home from school once and this cd was broken in two pic.twitter.com/jMDvya3n4X
— ? delightful gremlin ? (@crushingbort) January 10, 2018
My parents raised me Quaker. I wasn't allowed to watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles because they fought too much. I had to tiptoe out of my bedroom to watch The Simpsons over their shoulder from behind the couch, because of the Itchy-and-Scratchy-style violence.
— Merry-elle Brousse ? (@thewordunheard) January 10, 2018
Wasn’t allowed to watch the power rangers because it was “too violent” but was alllowed to own the merchandise (pink power ranger hat, action figure, etc.). Was allowed to see Rocky horror picture show and Carrie at age 8 though!
— Jessica Dagg (@daggums) January 10, 2018
My mom wouldn’t let me watch the birth scene in the Spice Girls movie! We fast forwarded through it.
— Kevin Harvey: international assassin (@GraceSpelman) January 10, 2018
I wasn’t allowed to watch 101 Dalmatians because my parents thought Cruella Deville was a witch.
— krstfr ? (@krstfr) January 10, 2018
I really wanted Eminem's Encore CD back in 04. My mom had to buy it and listen to each song and wrote out each song to find all of the swear words, but I was allowed to watch movies like the matrix (7th grade at the time)
— RobWilson (@RobRWilson22) January 11, 2018
My parents thought the Simpsons would foster a disrespect for parental authority. Banned.
— lesleyquick (@lesleyquick) January 10, 2018
I wasn’t allowed to watch the Simpsons until I was 12/13. My mom would call my best friend’s house to remind them I wasn’t allowed and had to sit out in the hallway while their whole family watched it. But my brother could watch it at 10/11 and I was LIVID
— RabidFluff (@RabidFluff) January 11, 2018
Wasn't allowed to watch E.T. because "UFOs and aliens are really just demons trying to deceive us into believing in evolution."
— (((Saisons))) (@AMan4AllSaisons) January 12, 2018
I wasn't allowed to watch the Rugrats growing up because Angelica was too bratty and they didn't want me getting ideas.
— Brandi Leigh (@BrandiLeigh9215) January 10, 2018
Oh, and Pokemon, because some church people said it was about fraternising with demons or some shit
— Amelia Wheeler (@themeels) January 10, 2018