There is a popular trend amongst young adults to get on the Internet, find the most offensive thing they can find printed on a shirt, and wear it to places that aren’t exactly appropriate. I don’t think it’s really the fault of these young adults. I think that everyone loves funny t-shirts. I also think that this new generation of college graduate is incredibly desensitized and doesn’t really know what is okay, and what is definitely NOT okay. Here’s some helpful tips:
There are so many funny shirts out in the world today that it would be impossible to name every type here. There is a very specific type that I deem completely inappropriate for any occasion at any time, unless you’re just ripping them up for dish rags. They’re not so very common any more, but those Myrtle Beach Boardwalk style airbrushed shirts are still out there…and still as terrible as ever. Any shirt that has a crudely drawn nude woman, some whiskey bottles, and a guy with no pants on the front of the shirt needs to be burned.
Language is a huge issue when deciding what to wear. Funny tees that have language stronger than anything you may see on any of the three big networks will always be a big no-no if you’re going anywhere that children may be present. Kids are highly influential, so let’s not destroy their grasp on the English language just yet by introducing them to curse words.
What kind of picture, if any, does your funny tee shirts feature? If there is anything sexually oriented in any way, then you need to seriously reconsider wearing it to the grocery store. Save those kinds of shirts for when you’re wanting to make your friends laugh. Neither the cashier, the old lady in the bread isle, nor the young mother of two want to see that.
Just keep in mind that not everyone in the world is as jaded as you are. To you, curse words and sexual content may seem like a minor issue. To many people, it is still a reason to be shocked and offended. Avoid the confrontations and avoid upsetting people who have done you no harm. Funny apparel has a time and a place.