People love hiding behind “irony”. If something looks subpar, just claim it wasn’t your best effort. Instead, you were being ironic with your creation. People write ironic books, songs, even source code. Some dress in an “ironic” way. It’s a convenient excuse to escape any criticism. It’s also a great way to make sure you never grow up, such as the two “ironic” artists who created “Anti-Trump Aerobics”:
It boggles my mind.