There are so many things we should not do these days, and chief among them is encourage Donald Trump and his wackadoo ways in any way, shape, or form.
One British clothing company is doing just that, though. They've released Fake News Jeans. Yes, we understand that this may be confusing — it's a real pair of jeans. They just say "Fake News" all over them. And they are selling them for $90. And people are buying them.
What has our world come to?
Donald Trump has coined a bunch of phrases during his time on the campaign trail and as president.Chief among them, of course, is "Fake News." "Crooked Hillary" and "Make America Great Again," but apparently, those wouldn't look as adorable scrawled all over a pair of pants.
British clothing company Topshop lost their head when they recently started selling "Fake News Jeans."
Kids today! On sale at Topshop, via a friend who likes their jeans. https://t.co/Gqsp7oXAnB— Garance Franke-Ruta (@Garance Franke-Ruta)1515339459.0
They sell for $90 and just a little itty bitty piece of your soul.
these $90 topshop jeans that say fake news on them are a "trending product" https://t.co/RLL1Q1xB2x https://t.co/n4NA1vwULB— Max Tani (@Max Tani)1515445130.0
Cool cool cool. Except no! Not cool at all!The man is spending the valuable time he could use to bring aid to the people of Puerto Rico to instead hold a fake award show for his fake awards for fake Fake News organizations, which are actually real news organizations with standards and history and integrity.
This is real s***. Serious business.Donald Trump is trying to systematically dismantle the tradition of checks and balances that keeps this country running smoothly, a major part of which is the trusted press having access to the president and the ability to report fairly on their administration. But let's put Donald Trump's assault on the free press on a pair of jeans! It'll be like, soooo trendy. Obviously, the Internet had many thoughts on the matter...
There's something eerily fascist about this whole thing.
When the Leader’s slogans become normalized to point of commodification (“fake news” used to sell jeans). Cc:… https://t.co/sPN5yKOmom— Ruth Ben-Ghiat (@Ruth Ben-Ghiat)1515344211.0
All he wants is power and influence.
2018 is too silly. https://t.co/NAE3mZhxVe— Mike McLeod (@Mike McLeod)1515371945.0
So that goes back to Topshop. Why, or in the words of this Twitter user, "Whyyyyyyyy" did they think this was a good idea?
@thegarance whyyyyyyyy— Caty Green (@Caty Green)1515339994.0
This Twitter user has a good idea:
@maxwelltani Hey @topshop I'd buy these (then maybe a few more of your other items 💸💸💸) if I knew the proceeds were… https://t.co/iHBEusEmbJ— estela (@estela)1515463604.0