In Season 1 Episode 6, "Jason Todd", of the live-action Titans (2018) series, the new Robin (Jason Todd) rescues Dick at Dr. Adamson's apartment. In the conversation between them that followed, Dick says:

Dick: He lets you drive the Batmobile? Wouldn't you rather have your own name? Like "Sparrow" or "Blue Jay," for "Jason"?

Jason: Fuck, no. The whole point is being Robin. Batman needs Robin.

Dick: Why do you think he makes us wear those lame colors? 'Cause we're drawing fire. "Look over here, assholes!" Then boom, the Bat lands and starts trashing ass.
Titans: Season 1 Episode 6 ("Jason Todd")

Was this comment by Dick, taken/inspired from the comics where Dick (or any other Robin) said something similar?

Looking for the story arc where this happened.

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    I recall a comic in which Batman comments that he wears a bright yellow oval on his chest because it's easier to armor his chest than the cowl
    – Stephen R
    Commented Oct 7, 2019 at 19:02
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    Reminds me of the joke: Why does Batman wear dark colors? So he doesn't get shot. Why does Robin wear bright colors? Same reason.
    – ale10ander
    Commented Oct 7, 2019 at 21:06

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There is some complaint by Dick Grayson to Batman in Grayson: Futures End and he does state something similar to what is said above in Titans. Batman also gives a nice explanation for why Robin should wear bright clothing rather than the dark that he wears.

Grayson: Future's End comic page quoted below
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Robin: It's a little, I don't know, bright. I mean, you get to wear all the black stuff. You get to use the night and the shadows and things. Won't everyone, like, see me out there?

Batman: Do you know how to use the shadows and the night?

Robin: No, but --

Batman: You wear black, you rely on the dark. It becomes your crutch. Someone takes it from you, and you fall.

Batman: Wear your outfit so they will see you. Then beat them when they see you. When you're ready, wear mine. Earn the night.

Grayson: Future's End

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    Robin: "Why can you wear black if I can't?" Batman: "Becase I'm Batman!" Commented Oct 7, 2019 at 17:56
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    Robin's lucky his suit isn't made out of entirely day-glow fabric like construction workers. With those shoes that have blinking LEDs in them. And jingly bells all over it. Commented Oct 7, 2019 at 18:36
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    @DarrelHoffman Sounds like a setup for a sketch. "Regulation-compliant Batman & Robin".
    – Suthek
    Commented Oct 8, 2019 at 12:45

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