Apparently it is some sort of law that children hate broccoli. I am not sure why, but it seems to be the favourite vegetable to hate. It might be because it is green, or maybe because the little pieces of it like to get stuck in your teeth. There doesn’t really seem to be a definitive reason for the general dislike.
I don’t recall ever not liking broccoli. It is fun to eat, because it is in the form of little trees. It can be dipped in whatever dip you like, without the dip dripping off, like on carrots. It can be tossed in salads, and cooked in stirfry, etc. I really don’t see what is so wrong with it. Maybe they should pick a different vegetable to pick on, like parsnips.