RIP to the dude-bro who complained about two women shopping at Tesco in their pajamas on Wednesday, and creepily posted a picture of them to the franchise's social media page to do it. Unsurprisingly, the internet is not having it! The photograph, obviously taken without knowledge or consent, is of a pair of women wearing sweatpants, robes, and slippers while perusing the candy aisle of Tesco — in other words, a photo of you on a Friday night, just DOING YOU. In a now deleted post, Facebook user Chris Cooke wrote,
Bustle has reached out to Tesco for comment and will update upon response; in the meantime, they addressed the concerned member of the Sweatpants Police by asking him to PM them to make a formal complaint, and a Tesco spokesperson told Mashable, "We do not have a formal dress code in our stores and colleagues use their common sense and discretion when speaking to customers about this issue."
The post has since been deleted, but as the saying goes, your decision to publicly shame two strangers wearing pajamas may last a few hours, but the internet is forever! And naturally, the resulting sass is about
My personal favorite is a public post to Tesco by Facebook user Joel Brackenbury.
Twitter is predictably sounding off as well, and I'll be surprised if "#pyjamas" isn't trending by the end of the day.
If you're labelling someone disgusting for going to a shop in their #pyjamas you really want to revise what you constitute disgusting.— Rachel Hawkins (@ourrachblogs) January 6, 2017
Man snaps 2 women #pyjamas without permission - makes unsolicited comments about their appearance & we're asking if THEY are in the wrong!!— Theresa Talbot (@Theresa_Talbot) January 6, 2017
People offended by others wearing pyjamas need something else to focus on! #pyjamas— Jess Edwards (@EducatingJess) January 6, 2017
The #pyjamas debate— Sam Mitsy2k White (@Mitsy2k) January 6, 2017
The world is coming apart at the seams and people are up in arms about others going out in public in their night wear
Not that anybody should have to have a specific reason to defend wearing pajamas to a grocery store, but people in the Facebook comments are quick to point out that the original posters comments are not only insensitive and out of line, but that he has no context on what's happening — some people have illnesses or disabilities where even getting out of the house is a feat, let alone worrying about the kind of clothes they wear. And more to the point, the nature of this clothes policing is genuinely creepy as hell.
Of course, the women are not the only victims of his internet trail of hate:
JUSTICE FOR BANANAS IN PAJAMAS, 2017.