World's Grossest T-Shirt Is So Inappropriate It Will Probably Sell Out (PHOTO)

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period t-shirtI've seen plenty of gross t-shirts in my day. Band t-shirts with guts and gore. Tees with curse words on them. I live in Brooklyn. There are hipsters everywhere wearing these kinds of t-shirts. I'm all for expression. I wouldn't consider myself a prude. But something about this t-shirt from American Apparel has me a bit perplexed. Part of me hates it. A little part of me loves it. 

Prepare yourself before viewing the whole thing.

Introducing The Ardorous X American Apparel Period Power Washed Tee that can be yours for just $32. Unisex. Guys?

american apparel period t-shirt

I believe there are plenty of reasons to celebrate our periods. It could be that sigh of relief that we're not pregnant. It's just so womanly. It means we can still reproduce -- ovulation is near! It gives us that excuse to eat the whole package of Double Chocolate Milanos. But a t-shirt with that watercolor red dripping out of a hairy vagina on a t-shirt? Eh. I don't know.

What exactly is this ombre nail polished hand doing anyway? I know what it looks like she's doing, but is that what she's doing? Ah yes, yes it is. I appreciate the full '70s bush. I really do. But I'm scratching my head. And I'm confused. 

Artist Petra Collins is behind this artsy "self pleasing" design. (Having an orgasm during your period does help reduce cramps.) The 20-year-old draws portraits mostly exploring "female sexuality and teen girl culture." She also works at American Apparel as contributing photographer.

People are going to buy this t-shirt. Many, many people. Buzzfeed calls the collection "very American Apparel." And it certainly is. I think we are a desensitized nation. Or maybe we just push that proverbial envelope much further than when I was a young'un wearing edgy clothing. Kudos on those ombre nails though.

What do you think of this t-shirt? Would you wear it?


Images via American Apparel



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Emmie25 Emmie25

Wow. That's Disgusting.

D.j. Lord

many many ya

Katha... Katharine205

That's really disgusting. People will buy it and then they'll be bitching on the internet because they get called out for wearing it in public and it's their "right".

linzemae linzemae

What the jack.......

redK8... redK8blueSt8

That is so disturbing on so many levels. Is this where equality and feminism has brought us?! To show a crude graphic p***y on a t-shirt is so degrading! It's reducing the female gender down to objectified oogling for shock value. That's not liberated, that's not valued for who we are as a person. Then we wonder why guys only see us as a warm place to put it?! Because we plaster it on a t-shirt and call it freedom and art. Uck, I am disgusted.

nonmember avatar AJ

It made me jump when I saw it. Yes, having your period is beautiful in many ways, but you don't go out without bottoms with a tampon string hanging out. This is so inappropriate. I would shield my babies eyes.

mande... manderspanders

So, were is the complimentary t-shirt for men? Do they not get one depicting a big ol hard on spewing forth in multicolor delight as well?

Emmie25 Emmie25

redK Could Not Have Said It Better.

grous... grousseau

DISGUSTING!!!!! No woman with any self respect would spend money on that shirt. Let alone wear the sickening thing. We all know what our body does, we don't have to advertise it on our chest. HONESTLY

Miriam Lynn Wright

grousseau....i'm with you, but look around a whole lot of women these days have no self respect at all.

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