[T-Shirt Tuesdays] Don’t Pet The Fro: where unsolicited petting is not welcome
You’ve worked hard getting your ‘fro to the right level of fluff and curl. You appreciate the admiration of your crown but… no touching!
I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw this t-shirt. It seems as though if you have ‘interesting’ hair people just can’t seem to help themselves from touching it – whether they have your permission or not!
It looks like designer Abigail Ekue has experienced prying hands all too much as has created this hilarious t-shirt:
I’ve been natural for over 10 years and have dealt with complete strangers touching my hair in praise or examination. The bigger my afro became the more questions I received about how I “got my hair like that”. The Don’t Pet the ‘Fro Warning sign was designed as a graphic to be featured on my blog post I was writing about natural hair.
Anyone with a ‘fro can relate to the “Don’t Pet the Fro” t-shirt. The idea to put it on a t-shirt was born on Tumblr. The t-shirt is a fashionable way to let others know unsolicited petting is not welcome. When I wear the shirt it’s a symbol of solidarity and a conversation starter with other people with natural hair and those without.
To be in with a chance of getting your hands on one of these t-shirts just leave your name along with the name of a famous person with a great fro. The winner will be notified at the end of the month.