Woman makes boyfriend to wear T-shirt of her face during night out and Twitter has a lot to say
It's natural to worry about your boyfriend or girlfriend's behaviour on a big night out - especially when you're not going to be present. From checking up on them via text, or giving them a rather unsubtle talking to before they meet the lads for pre-drinks, we've all, at one point or the other, been guilty of suffocating a love interest, or partner, with our neuroses.
Case in point: Holly Cockerill has divided Twitter over a T-shirt she bought her boyfriend to let other women know that her boyfriend is taken.
Holly purchased the top - which was allegedly just a humorous birthday present - to stave off any women who wanted to make a move on her partner, Karl Hennan.
"Don’t think Karl likes his new top I got him for his birthday x wear it with pride hun x," the 24-year-old captioned the post which sees Karl wearing the T-shirt, with a mock grumpy face.
The shirt bore the warning, "If your reading this you’ve been looking at my man for too long [sic]. And this is how Id’ be looking at you if I was here. HI I’m Holly, his GIRLFRIEND!"
Many Twitter users failed to see the jokiness of the situation, however, and said that Holly had been acting in too much of an overprotective manner. Some even went so far as to express concern for Karl.
"IDK if this is a joke but if you’re serious you should probably look into some couple’s counselling. Lot of trust issues and controlling behaviour," wrote one social media user, while another corroborated "This ain’t cute. its humiliating, controlling, narcissistic and if this goes on all the time then its also abusive."
"Karl blink twice if you’re being held against your will," a third joked.
"And I thought I was insecure but DAMN you a whole nother level."
Holly seemed to take the backlash in her stride. She proceeded to post the following video:
And she later clarified that it was, of course, a joke. "People going mad at the fact I got my bf a top with my face on for a joke. If you think for one second I’m going make him wear it then your absolutely f*ckin right lols joke it’ll be in bin after," she wrote on Twitter.
"I didn’t know it was a yearly thing, it’s called having a laugh it’s going straight in the bin so relaxxxxx
F*cking baffling how many stupid people think im actually going to make Karl wear the shirt."
Of course, if your boyfriend and girlfriend gets you a T-shirt like this and actually expects you to wear it out, then that's one serious red flag. But in this case, it's pretty clear that it was just for a laugh.