Woman Makes Boyfriend Wear T-Shirt With Her Face Printed On During Night Out

by : Julia Banim on : 04 Feb 2019 12:22
Woman tries to stop boyfriend cheating with t shirt.Woman tries to stop boyfriend cheating with t shirt.@hollycockerill/Twitter

A girlfriend has divided Couple-Twitter over a top she bought her boyfriend to scare off any eyelash batting women on the prowl.


Holly Cockerill purchased the t-shirt – which had apparently been a jokey birthday present – to keep boyfriend Karl Hennan away from the siren call of girls on the pull.

Now, imagining your other half to be an irresistible temptation for feckless singletons is a common enough occurrence, and Holly has explained the gift was intended as more of a laugh than as anything serious.

However, many Twitter users feel Holly has taken things a shade too far in the overprotective girlfriend department, with some even expressing genuine concern for Karl…


Complete with a picture of Holly posing, the t-shirt bore the following warning:

If your reading this you’ve been looking at my man for too long.

And this is how Id’ be looking at you if I was here. HI I’m Holly, his GIRLFRIEND!

Holly tweeted a picture of Karl wearing the t-shirt, paired with a mock grumpy face, alongside the following caption:

Don’t think Karl likes his new top I got him for his birthday x wear it with pride hun x

Plenty of people found the t-shirt to be hilarious, with one woman even suggesting it was giving her ideas.

However, others were worried about this being a potentially ‘controlling’ and even ‘toxic’ gesture, with some people pointing out how this gift might be viewed differently if the gender roles were reversed.

One person commented:


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.

Another said:

This ain’t cute. its humiliating, controlling, narcissistic and if this goes on all the time then its also abusive.

Addressing the controversy via Twitter, Holly explained how this present really was in jest and that she wouldn’t actually make Karl wear it:

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.

Obviously, if your girlfriend or boyfriend is actually forcing you to wear a t-shirt like this when you go for a pint, then I cannot adequately express how fast you should run.

How would you react if your girlfriend bought you this t-shirt? And would you go as far as to wear it on a night out with your mates?


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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

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