I've come across the notion in various different movies that people don't want to be labeled Robin (with respect to the character from the Batman universe) on a number of times and I simply do not understand the reason behind it.
It could perhaps be because I'm not familiar with the original Batman movies that came around in the 80's or 90's. I've only watched the recent Batman movies by Christopher Nolan (which didn't directly feature Robin as a character). I didn't see a reason in these movies which would make people not wanting to be Robin. Could someone shed some light on this?
What I meant was that people seem to want to avoid themselves being labelled as Robin. Just like "Nobody wants to be called Beiber". I didn't understand why this is so or am I completely wrong in assuming that Robin as a character is hated upon.
Off the top of my head, I remember a scene from the movie Kick Ass 2 when Dave proposes a partnership to Mindy by saying something along the lines, "You know, I could be your sidekick, like Batman and Robin" and Mindy replies with "Nobody wants to be Robin". There is another scene from a movie I don't seem to recollect, but in that scene too one person says "Let's team up like Batman and Robin" and the other guy says "Really? Robin?"
Why does Robin seem to be referenced so negatively across various movies?