A bunch of folks in Mississippi have their knickers in a twist because a department store is selling a onesie that many find awful.
I present the offending article…
It’s part of the “Wild Child” line from child clothing maker, Bon Bebe.
Look, part of me chuckled when I first saw this. But the other, more “parent-y” portion of my brain shut that laffing sh*t down, quick.
The truth of the matter is, the shirt, while a joke, is also sexualizing the youngest of girls.
Oh sure, the 18 month old in the onesie has no clue what she’s wearing, but any older children who come in contact with a baby sporting this, do. Kids are already being introduced to adult humor and images much earlier than we were, and this infant crap is too early.
Maybe I’m just being a wheezy old queen about it because I’m raising a baby lady, or perhaps I’m simply outraged that this onesie is completely botching the true hilariousness of the joke bikini shirt.
Since its introduction in the 1980′s, the joke bikini shirt has been a staple sight gag for jokesters, drunk uncles, sassy memaws and all others who identify themselves as “real cards.” The ONLY reason the joke shirt premise works is because it’s usually being worn by hot mess expresses in an ironic way. Put it on a baby and you lose most of the comic chutzpah.
Rednecks, Old folks, wasted uncles, nutjobs and fatties, let’s rightfully take back our joke shirt. Sorry babies, back to the sandbox for YOU.