Passive-Aggressive Fashion: 10 Celebrity Statement Shirts
Talking is for commoners.
(SPOT.ph) When you can’t say it and you really want to: Wear it. Statement shirts are a great way to invite conversation about something really important to you...and they’re also great for instigating speculation. Our eyes usually give people we see on the streets wearing one a quick glance (remember that time "Certified Sex Instructor" was everywhere?) and when celebs throw one on-well, what else are we if not the target market for their personal drama?
Also read: 10 Cool Statement Shirts
Photo from PhilStar.com
Statement: "How beautiful it is to stay silent when someone expects you to be enraged."
Passive-aggressively said to: People criticizing her brother and faulting her for lumping the valid arguments with ad hominem ones.
Is this a shirt for you? If you’re anything like Kris Aquino, people are probably waiting for you to truly value the virtue of keeping silent.
Photo posted by Renato Reyes Jr. on Facebook
Juana Change (Mae Paner)
Statement: "How beautiful it is to be enraged when everyone begs you to be silent."
Passive-aggressively said to: Kris Aquino.
Is this a shirt for you? Without context, this shirt doesn’t carry as much weight.
Photo from Ninascoops
Statement: "Tell your boyfriend to stop calling me."
Passive-aggressively said to: Say Alonzo, who was then weathering a rocky breakup with JB Magsaysay.
Is this a shirt for you? During a very specific instance when someone’s boyfriend is being a creepy flirt, wear this. Women, sometimes your boyfriend is really malandi.
Photo from InterAksyon
Senator Bong Revilla
Statement: "’The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?’ Psalm 118:6."
Passive-aggressively said to: People present during his arrest for allegedly misappropriating his PDAF.
Is this a shirt for you? We can’t imagine needing to declare this, unless there’s a mountain (or a "truckful") of evidence against you. However, you can always cheerfully declare your love for the divine being of your choosing.
Photo posted by Gardo Versoza on Facebook
Statement: "Proud to be Filipino, ashamed of my government."
Passive-aggressively said to: No one in particular, but the shirt was procured from Gardo Versoza after President Benigno Aquino III didn’t name Ate Guy a National Artist for Film.
Is this a shirt for you? If you’re ashamed of your government, yes.
Photo from @OnlyVHONGsters
Hoax: Celebrities for Vhong Navarro
Statement: "Justice for Vhong Navarro."
Passive-aggressively said to: This was the handiwork of a very dedicated fan, who Photoshopped a shirt (that was never made) onto different celebrities to make it seem like they’re absolutely behind Vhong Navarro after he was implicated in a strange incident in a condo.
Is this a shirt for you? The fact that the authorities are on this case like they’re on a CSI Philippines special renders this shirt, fake or not, unnecessary.
Screencap from YouTube
Statement: Pro-LGBT messages, e.g. "Bakla ako. May angal?"
Passive-aggressively said to: Everyone.
Is this a shirt for you? If you believe in a better world, yes.
Photo posted by @BoxingHype
Hoax: Manny Pacquiao
Statement: An image of Pacman eating money.
Passive-aggressively said to: "Money" is Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s nickname. So Manny is practicing cannibalism? What? Fortunately, this shirt doesn’t actually exist.
Is this a shirt for you? Are you Manny Pacquiao?
Passive-aggressively said to: People.
Is this a shirt for you? Yes and yes, you can add pants if you like.
Photo from dzMM Teleradyo Facebook Page
Statement: "Kapal N’yo! Puknatan na N’yo!"
Passive-aggressively said to: Those thieving bastards in power. Well, alleged thieving bastards.
Is this a shirt for you? Could be. Did anyone do you or your friends wrong? If yes, then... Puknatan na N’yo!