People Are Losing It Over a Woman Whose Shirt Says Trump Can Grab Her … You Know
Here is a photo that went quickly around social media last night:
This is a shirt pic.twitter.com/SjFNHpZlMi
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) October 14, 2016
The woman in the picture was discovered by the Guardian‘s Ben Jacobs. She was wearing a shirt to support Donald Trump against criticism that has arisen since a tape of him bragging about “grabbing [women] by the pussy” emerged last week.
The outrage over his statements came from those who insisted his comments amounted to sexual assault. So, it’s worth noting that her shirt — though meant as a joke or commentary on the scandal — actually gives him consent to grab her.
In spite of that dissonance, the Internet fixated on the shirt. Some made jokes. Some thought it was extremely sad. Here are some of the best reactions.
— Scott Tobias (@scott_tobias) October 14, 2016
— jimmy alto (@jimmyalto) October 14, 2016
— Anthony .Paak (@ChefBoyarDones) October 14, 2016
This is real cult of personality stuff right here. https://t.co/9jkANm8e0c
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) October 14, 2016
It’s not a cult https://t.co/4UjoCrbkBF
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) October 14, 2016
can we just delete this election from the history books https://t.co/tvyaVEHlqa
— Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) October 14, 2016
Well civilization, it was good knowing you. https://t.co/YuZssCqZen
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) October 14, 2016
This is a tragedy. https://t.co/gm9WAvMIHg
— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) October 14, 2016
so this actually is the end of the republic, huh https://t.co/8DY0YsRf45
— ISD Mair (@ISDM27) October 14, 2016
This is what form consent must take when in the presence of sexual predators like Trump. Bravo protester, bravo! https://t.co/qhvSBjHpOs
— Nolen Gertz (@ethicistforhire) October 14, 2016
There was some defense of the shirt mixed in there, too…
Relax- humor to make light of a media story. Any worse than Nina Burleigh’s famous kneepads remark about Bill?https://t.co/hVgHyjTRpN
— A.J. Delgado (@AJDelgado13) October 14, 2016
…and even conspiracy theories…
THIS MAY VERY WELL BE A HILLARY PLANT, FOLKS. Not everything is as it seems. And, if it IS legit, how is it any different..
— BLUELivesMatterAndie (@IngaKaybor) October 14, 2016
…but mostly, there were jokes:
— Nino (@baldingschemer) October 14, 2016
As evidenced by the array of opinions above, whatever reaction she was intending to get from people, it’s likely she got it from someone, at least.
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