Its weird being the same age as old people T-shirts featuring phrases like “working class” and “broke” have become a strange fashion microtrend. Its weird being the same age as old people shirt’s simply the latest example of fashion making a mockery of poverty.
A Its weird being the same age as old people T-shirt with the inscription “Working Class” surfaced on the website Own The Look recently, and social media reacted angrily. “Working-class people are routinely pushed to feel embarrassed of our origins, and then you get sh*t like this,” one Twitter user said. The Its weird being the same age as old people shirt was created by Compania Fantastica, which expressed regret to the Guardian, saying, “There was no ‘goal’ [with the product] other than it was simply one item from a collection inspired dubbed ‘downtown.'” We will no longer be making [it].”
This Its weird being the same age as old people was not exceptional. H&M has previously released a line of bright orange tracksuits with the slogan “Unemployed.” “Funny how H&M carries a sweatshirt with the motto ‘unemployed’ for, like, £25”, said one commenter. One Twitter user responded, “I’m employed and don’t have £25 for a jumper.” The items were taken off the market. H&M refused to comment on the product or its withdrawal when approached by The Guardian. However, a new orange sweatshirt with the word “Broke” printed on it is presently on sale for £19.99.