Oh, Internet. What fresh hell have you wrought now? Today's viral news story of the day is particularly creative: A Kickstarter for "RompHim" (AKA rompers for men) launched today, and it's got people talking — let's just say Twitter has a lot of shout-y feelings about the concept and execution of the idea.
Once you check out the actual RompHim campaign (and their British-accented voice over'd trailer), you'll understand why it's got the entire Internet in such a tizzy. Rompers for men aren't necessarily a bad idea (people should get to wear whatever they want), but the way they're presented? Well, it's kind of a different story. The campaign breezily throws around phrases like "super-garment," "revolutionizing men's fashion," and "most flattering contours possible." And since it was created by a bunch of guys who "all go to business school together," who came up for the idea whilst "sitting around drinking beers one evening," it's honestly kind of difficult not to find the whole situation a little bit hilarious.
Most of Twitter seems to be feeling the ridiculousness of it all, though some people definitely support the campaign. As of the writing of this article, it's already passed its $10,000 goal, and it's got a full 29 days left. Still, though: let's take a look at some of Twitter's funniest reactions to the RompHim.
Some were straight to the point.
i just found out about RompHim and i am livid— Jenna Amatulli (@ohheyjenna) May 15, 2017
Some used evocative photoshop to illustrate their feelings on the matter.
this is all i have to say about the RompHim pic.twitter.com/ECVjn6cjpP— Tristan (@tristankurtz) May 15, 2017
Some people went straight for the jugular...
... Like, really went for it.
Like boat shoes, I welcome the RompHim. In this fast paced world, we need quick ways of weeding out the insufferable douchebags.— gaby (@miercolesgbr) May 15, 2017
Some used very colorful imagery to describe their feelings.
@JeffMacke The whole idea of a Romphim makes me want to slay wild animals with my bare hands after clear cutting a forest— Cheesetrader (@cheesetrader1) May 15, 2017
Some people questioned the marketing techniques.
the RompHim falls into the same category as Chubbies, as both seemingly must be marketed in the most aggressively heterosexual way possible pic.twitter.com/byAsROINap— Kevin O'Keeffe (@kevinpokeeffe) May 15, 2017
(Because, LBR, the bro-centric marketing is kind of unfortunate).
One small, fashionable step toward unstacking the deck against men!🙄— Ibrahim Moustafa (@Ibrahim_M_) May 15, 2017
There's a new romper for men called the RompHimhttps://t.co/eVtLZpRCET
Some expressed pure outrage.
YOU EXPECT ME TO PAY $90+ FOR THAT AWFUL ROMPHIM?! Get your shit together, internet.— dominic (@dtrombino) May 15, 2017
Some teased the target demographic.
can't wait to see a man in a manbun rocking a romphim— A.🐝. (@AlannaBennett) May 15, 2017
Some used it as an opportunity to poke fun at 2017's strangest viral trends.
@fmanjoo Just me, in a RompHim, with a fidget spinner, and a grande Unicorn Latte. That's what I want the world to remember about 2017.— Myke (@MikeWehner) May 15, 2017
Some pointed out that the RompHim is not exactly a new invention.
if you're chatting rompers for men and not paying homage to maybe the most iconic male romper-on-film you're not even serious, bruv pic.twitter.com/6UNqKGK1Vc— Bim Adewunmi (@bimadew) May 15, 2017
Any way you cut it, the RompHim is clearly providing plenty of food for thought for Twitter. And at the end of the day? People should be free to wear whatever they want... so if you love the RompHim, don't let the Tweets drag you down.