These social media reactions to the male romper are hilarious, and masculinity is hella fragile
‘Yo, lookin’ real thicc in that romper daddy!!’
2017 truly is the year of innovation. Reality stars are presidents, they grew that sheep in an artificial womb, and men can at last reclaim the last bastion of gender specific fashion: the romper.
Although the male romper has been around since the 60s – when Sean Connery rocked it in between his light domestic abuse of love interests as James Bond – it’s now back with a new fratboylite twist. And as people woke up to the news yesterday, social media subsequently became 99 per cent romper jokes.
Alongside the truly hilarious jokes though, there’s an undercurrent of resistance for something that’s seen as at once a ridiculous fashion choice and also inherently feminine.
catch me at your summer cook out in a baby blue romper/timbs combo smashing ur fragile masculinity and a plate full of hot dogs
— jaboukie young-white (@jaboukie) May 16, 2017
Following one viral tweet which repeatedly wrote “rompers are NOT for straight men”, one man replied: “So if you wear a romper you’re gonna turn gay or something? Wow your masculinity is so fragile I feel sorry for you.” Attn writes: “This line of male rompers is a huge step in knocking down walls and definitions of what’s masculine and feminine as these ideals continue to evolve.”
Not only are rompers slowly chipping away at the toxic aspects of fragile modern masculinity, but they’ve also inspired some truly great jokes. Enjoy the curated collection here:
My timeline is purely rompers and russia
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 16, 2017
When you looking like a snack in your romper but she not noticing. pic.twitter.com/Zela5yzpYH
— jazmyne sharee ? (@jazzyphats_) May 16, 2017
"Ya romper tough"
"Good looking bro"
— hi my name is Erin? (@Er_incredible) May 16, 2017
Getting your man out of that romper means you may have to kiss his neck and unzip him from behind.
— Ugonna (@VikkiAngelX) May 17, 2017
me, 70: WAIT
my son, about to address the united states of second russia at his inauguration: *turns around*
me: *zips his business romper*
— jaboukie young-white (@jaboukie) May 17, 2017
When you spot a girl with the same romper as you? rawr xD ;) pic.twitter.com/4sI3M3AfHR
— Calvin CUMbridge (@006Semajbond) May 17, 2017
hyper-masculine men: if you wear a romper you're officially gay
me: iF yOu WeAr a RoMper yOu'rE oFfIciAlLy gAy pic.twitter.com/N8q8ptUitb
— Boe Judden (@jeezleweez) May 17, 2017
— blerg, whomst (@blergstein) May 17, 2017
"ayo you with the romper! come over here handsome!"
— Brother Bernard (@WavyBoomin) May 17, 2017
Hitting up your ex to get your romper's back <<<<
— The Real ☕️??? (@ayebombay) May 17, 2017
which side of the romper do u put ur dick on
— Cody Ko (@codyko) May 17, 2017
“Would you wear a romper?”
“Hell yeah fam" pic.twitter.com/qc4nfTl9zu
— Bloggie Pippen (@harrylylesjr) May 17, 2017
When you just got out the shower but your girl wearing the romper you planned to go out in tonight pic.twitter.com/8NImbfZ58h
— Makesi (@Kesiborrel) May 17, 2017
when ur homie just bought that new romper and pulls up to ur house pic.twitter.com/gqWSfEdqyx
— codeine cris? (@BLVCKIST) May 16, 2017
bro hold my romper
— Devon (@leathershirts) May 16, 2017
These men romper tweets have me dying ?? pic.twitter.com/EgQLmWPtf2
— Barry Allen ⚡️ (@mvvxiii) May 16, 2017
NAH WHEN U TAKE A PISS WITH YA ROMPER ON INSTEAD OF PULLIN IT DOWN TO YA ANKLES LIKE PRE-K U GOTTA TIE IT AROUND YA HEAD LIKE A BANDANA
— THE KID MERO ?? (@THEKIDMERO) May 16, 2017
Her: YO!! YOU LOOKIN REAL THICC IN THAT ROMPER DADDY, SHOW ME WTF YOU WORKIN' WIT! ??
— Zu (@ghetto004) May 16, 2017
"Honey, where is my romper suit" pic.twitter.com/SkeMipVLT7
— theDREway (@soleaddict_dre) May 16, 2017
When you chillin at the function n shawty walks past you and accidentally on purposely grabs/rubs you dick through your romper pic.twitter.com/KtftA7W4HK
— Swaggy Pre ? (@OGPRE) May 16, 2017
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