We are now truly in the middle of the Crazy Years. Where truth is considered a subversive activity.
Yep, the world has become a Mel Brooks script, insanity rules. In this bizarro world, it's perfectly fine if adults are childish but children of a hated demographic are expected to be far wiser than the adults. From what I've seen, that smiling boy deserves an apology, not the drum beating provocateur.