Hands off my Kylie! Four in 10 adults ban parents from taking down faded posters of their childhood heroes

  • Research shows 38 per cent of homes are still adorned with old images of stars
  • Favourites include Mick Jagger, Kylie Minogue and martial arts legend Bruce Lee
  • Over half of adults still have bedroom in parental home, with 2/3 unchanged

Four out of ten adults have banned their parents from removing faded bedroom posters of their childhood heroes, a poll has found.

Research shows that 38 per cent of homes are still adorned with old images of stars such as Mick Jagger, Kylie Minogue and martial arts legend Bruce Lee. Other favourites include Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and George Best.

Four out of ten adults have banned their parents from removing faded bedroom posters of their childhood heroes, a poll has found

But while 53 per cent of parents would be embarrassed at visitors seeing the yellowing posters, their grown-up children insist that they find them ‘comforting’ on trips back to the childhood home. Almost three-quarters of partners – 72 per cent – said they found it ‘weird’ to see when they visit in-laws.

Michelle Johnson, 58, from Doncaster, said: ‘My partner’s parents are in their 70s now, but they have to put up with a picture of Bruce Lee hanging in his old bedroom. He won’t let them take it down. It’s weird and I’ve told him I don’t like it, but he just says what a big part of his life Bruce Lee was.’

Research shows that 38 per cent of homes are still adorned with old images of stars such as Mick Jagger, Kylie Minogue and martial arts legend Bruce Lee. Other favourites include Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and George Best

More than half of adults – 57 per cent – still have a bedroom in their parental home, with two-thirds of them saying it hasn’t changed since their childhood.

A spokesman for Argos, which carried out the study of 2,000 adults, said: ‘Many people have an emotional attachment . . . They represent memories none of us wants to let go.’

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