Internet roasts patron over ‘proud’ men’s shirt that attracts attention: ‘unsafe’

The internet is completely roasting for a man photographed in a restaurant wearing a shirt and claiming to be a “proud f**king man,” and people are unimpressed.

The viral Reddit post, shared to the “Cringe Pics” subreddit, has racked up 8,100 upvotes and 700 comments since it was shared by Redditor @PabloEscobutt69 on May 10. The image is titled “Umm…OK”, and depicts a man checking out at the cash register of a Cracker Barrel.

The original poster (OP) took the photo a few feet behind the man in Prescott, Arizona. The man, who had long hair, wore a black sleeveless shirt with a message in white letters on the back.

“Born man, grown man, proud damn man, deal with it,” his shirt read.

He wore a belt through the loops of his jeans and on his hip was a holstered firearm, but that wasn’t his only accessory. His right jeans pocket held a white washcloth, and the other pocket held what could have been a comb, as one Redditor pointed out.

The internet is roasting a man about his “proud” men’s shirt that is attracting attention online. Above, a man smiling with his arms folded.
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According to the World Population Review, 31 states allow open carrying of a gun without a license. However, they are not allowed in certain places, including churches and schools.

In front of the man on the counter was some cash and at his feet a pair of white and red sneakers.

Redditor @PabloEscobutt69 told news week on Friday: “I took this photo in Prescott, AZ. I grew up there and left when I was 18. I come back every now and then to visit, and the place seems almost unrecognizable as far as people go. The place is real jumped on the hatred for anything else bandwagon. But anyway, I walked into Cracker Barrel looking for a gift. I saw that man carry open and thought, ‘Sir, this is a Cracker Barrel.’ Then I saw the shirt. The rest is history as they say.”

Redditors went on to completely roast the man in the photo in every detail. “That comb in the back pocket says, ‘I was so cool in the 70s,'” said one viewer.

Other people looked at the man’s white washcloth hanging from his back pocket and thought it might have some hidden meaning. Some pointed to the handkerchief code, or handkerchief code, a way of communicating sexual or fetish interests with a handkerchief in the pocket. The colors of the handkerchief and which pocket it is in mean different things, according to cosmopolitan† It was a popular practice in the 1970s in the LGBTQ and BDSM communities.

“I wonder if this handkerchief-wearing ‘f**kin man’ knew he was sending a signal,” one Redditor wondered.

Meanwhile, another viewer thought the man must have made the shirt himself. “Imagine being so threatened by someone else’s gender preference that you have to buy this item,” said another viewer.

A Redditor said they would completely change the shirt in a different wording. Born insecure, raised insecure, really f**king insecure, please help me out,” they wrote.

Some people were horrified by the situation, and one Reddit user pointed out that the man “tried hard to attack Cracker Barrel from all places. Gosh.”

Others were baffled by the man’s garment, and one user, who said they were a “cisgender male”, wondered how “utterly vulnerable” one’s “masculinity” must be to “feel so threatened by the fact that some people who are biologically born male” grow up to identify as and live as females. Why would you ever feel that has anything to do with you?’

Another Redditor called it a “reaction to transgender people” and added: “This shirt is worthless because this man has never had to fight for people to see him as he really is. The statement itself isn’t bad, it’s the context. †

This is not the only viral image circulating on the internet. A puppy fell asleep when he got out of bed earlier this month. Meanwhile, earlier this week, a man found a beehive in the window of his vacation home. In addition, the internet was recently outraged over a table left behind by a family at a food court.

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