Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What does his shirt say?

I always think it's a bit silly when people say that t-shirts with sayings, slogans, etc on them are pointless.

"The way to spread awareness about a cause isn't by plastering it on a stupid t-shirt and wearing it around, no matter what the cause is."

I disagree. How many of you see a t-shirt and read what it says? I know that more often than not, I'm going to read what it says. More often than not, I end up shaking my head. Sometimes, I laugh. Sometimes, I get irritated and want to punch that person. Sometimes, even more rarely than all the rest, I smile huge and want to hug the person.

Think it's a silly, stupid, pointless thing to do if you want. People read shirts. And if it says something interesting enough, silly enough, offensive enough, etc? People start conversations on what they see. Or, even if it doesn't lead to a conversation, it might make someone think.

And even if it doesn't do either, I'm all for standing up for what you believe in. If you want to do that by putting your view on a t-shirt and walking around, go for it. Just be prepared to deal with any consequences you may face doing so.

Sir Ian McKellen has some words of wisdom. Well, the t-shirt he's rocking does anyway. I also want the shirt he's wearing. Not the exact shirt but you get what I'm saying.

You don't have to like it.

You don't have to agree with it.

You don't have to go out and befriend a gay person.

Tolerance. Try it.
Happy Wednesday!

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Neath said...

That's an awesome shirt. I'd like to get one myself.

mina said...

I get the most comments when I am wearing my Lady Gaga shirts. I know you don't care for her music but it's kind of cool to be meeting people because they like her too. Even better when I tell them I got it at her concert.

Anonymous said...

Funny T-shirt -

"The funny thing about this t-shirt is that by the time you realize it doesn't say anything, it's too late for you to stop reading it."

Grampa' Fuzz said...

Sir Ian has been queer many years now so there's no shock value.