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Would You Allow Your Daughter To Wear A Shirt Like This?

Posted by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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T-Shirts for Teens With Inappropriate Slogans & Images Are, Well, Inappropriate

Posted by Jacqueline Burt on January 10, 2013 

mustache t-shirtEither I have a dirty mind or I'm old and out of touch with the latest tween trends (okay, probably both), but when I took my 11-year-old daughter and her friend to the mall and watched them head for a rack of "I (Heart) Boys With (Mustache Graphic)" T-shirts, I couldn't help but feel slightly alarmed. Wait a minute, why do they heart boys with mustaches?! It can't possibly be for the reason I'm thinking, can it? And if it is, why are they selling these shirts to young girls in the first place?!

I had to be missing something, I decided. Maybe mustaches had some new, non-sexual implication. So when my daughter and her friend went to try on "The Future Mrs. Styles" tees, I resisted the temptation to give them a pop culture history lesson comparing and contrasting One Direction/New Kids on the Block ("In my day, we wore 'The Future Mrs. Knight' shirts") and texted a friend for his opinion: If you saw a girl wearing a shirt that said "I Heart Boys With Mustaches," what would you think?

In reply, he sent me a YouTube video of the infamous "Who wants a mustache ride?" scene from Super Troopers.

That's what I thought, I texted back.

I called my boyfriend and asked him the same question.

"Who wants a mustache ride?" was his immediate response. (I swear, I have yet to meet a man who doesn't love that movie.)

Luckily the girls emerged from the dressing room empty-handed, so I was spared any immediate decisions/explanations regarding potentially inappropriate clothing. But as we went from store to store, I started noticing mustaches everywhere: On iPhone cases and socks. Little mustache-shaped earrings. What was going on here? Clearly I was late to some kind of party.

At home, I did a little research (yes, I had to Google "mustache trend," which is pathetic). Turns out the mustache has indeed become some sort of hipster/retro/ironic trendy thing. Who knew? (Everybody except me.) So -- phew! -- my kid and all the other tween girls at the mall weren't Super Troopers fans after all, so to speak.

Still, I don't think I could actually allow my girl to wear one of those shirts in public. Not because of what she's thinking about, but because of what every man will instantly think about when he looks at her: "Who wants a mustache ride?" And what the hell is wrong with the people making inappropriate T-shirts like these for teens knowing damn well what they mean even if the kids wearing them don't have a clue?

Would you let your daughter wear an "I Heart Boys With Mustaches" T-shirt?

by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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johnny4ever
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 5:35 PM

I dont have a daughter

ncoates04
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:22 PM
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Is it me or does the post title have absolutly nothing to do with the post contents...I'm lost
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karone04
by Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Might have posted the wrong thing accidentally.

Quoting ncoates04:

Is it me or does the post title have absolutly nothing to do with the post contents...I'm lost


SalemWitchChild
by Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 11:15 AM

I'm so glad my DD usually has no clue about current trends.

Mommy2justone
by Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Nope.

mem82
by Representative on Jan. 11, 2013 at 11:56 AM

NO WAY!

toopicky429
by Jackie on Jan. 11, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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No, and my reason is because of Super Troopers, lol.
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PeaceLoveZ
by Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 2:55 PM

 Absolutely! I want that shirt :)

sarahbell811
by Sarah on Jan. 11, 2013 at 4:59 PM

ummm yeah...NO

ba13ygrl1987
by Bronze Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 10:29 AM
I've never seen super troopers but probably not, because I see the shirt and I think it's beyond stupid.
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