Parents Speak Out Against Occupy Movement, Effects on Kids
MANHATTAN—Parents gave the media a piece of their collective mind on Monday, describing the Occupy Wall Street movement as “derivative.” According to them, it is an idea, not borrowed from previous political protests, but stolen from an aspiration their children already had: moving back home after school.
“My son has been occupying Greenwich Village for the past three years,” Andrea Nicholson said. The movement began when he graduated from Tisch with a degree in film—in the heat of the recession.
Nicholson’s case is far from unique. Many proud yuppie parents are pointing out that their kids “occupied before it was popular,” but not under tarps in a park.
“Alena has been occupying the Upper West Side since graduation,” mother Diane Frank said. “And she did it in style, ordering Balenciaga bags weekly.”
Parents’ reactions to the movement—started by their children and continued by the 99%—vary.
“It’s lazy,” Nicholson said, “They should get out of the parks and get jobs. My Drew though… he’s doing the best he can.” As she said this, Drew could be seen carting Smirnoff Ice from the kitchen to his bedroom.
“I firmly support anything my daughter started,” proud parent Alejandro Vega said of his daughter. “I always knew Maria was a champion of the people. Now please, don’t slam the door as you leave—she likes to sleep until the maid brings her lunch at noon.”
By Kate Incandeza
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