The video that you are about to watch might be the best, and most adorably innocent, thing that you'll see all day.
An elementary school student wore what he thought at the time to be a McDonald's shirt. Honestly, he was probably just sleepy and grabbed a shirt that fit.
Unfortunately, the intensely lewd shirt was a parody … one that went right over his head.
Texas mom Shelly McCullar was stunned after her son wore a shirt designed to parody the McDonald's logo in a deeply inappropriate manner.
Not only did she not realize that he wore it to school, but he didn't realize that it was anything but a McDonald's shirt.
Unfortunately, though the shirt does read "I'm lovin' it," which is McDonald's irritating slogan …
(Nothing against McDonald's, but they've never had a good slogan during my lifetime)
… It does not actually show the golden arches.
Instead, it shows the silhouette of a woman's spread legs. One might infer that the implied woman is wearing nothing save a pair of heels.
In other words, the shirt advertises sex with a woman.
McCullar offers an apology — and an explanation.
"Once again, my sincere apologies to the teachers and staff at Travis Elementary. I promise from now on to monitor what my kids are wearing!"
Obviously, some parents go overboard when it comes to rigidly controlling what their children (who are people!) wear. But, in this case, this is not a shirt that should be worn by an elementary school student.
"I had no idea Anthony wore this to school!!"
Of course. Plenty of parents are busy. And if it's cold, you might never see their undershirt.
"Just to clarify, I would never let my kid wear something like this."
Few parents would.
She explains how this came to pass.
"A friend had given me some hand me down clothes for Anthony."
Clearly, this boy is not the only one who didn't notice that the shirt was inappropriate.
"I haven’t had the chance to completely go through them. I will tonight though!!"
We're sure that she did.
"Through my embarrassment, I did [laugh my ass off]!!"
She finished that with a couple of tags:
Our favorite part about this story might be that … no one seemed to notice.
The boy didn't notice, because even if he thinks about girls in that context, he's just not old enough to immediately connect his shirt's logo to sex.
But it seems that no teacher noticed, either.
We live in a world where girls are sent home because their sleeves are too short, flaunting their sinful shoulders which will surely leave boys too enthralled to concentrate in class.
And yet … not one teacher commented on this boy's shirt.
There are two possible explanations.
The first is heuristics. It's how the human mind processes sensory information, valuing efficiency over accuracy. His shirt has the colors and general shape of a McDonald's logo, so it may register automatically as that to a teacher who has twenty-plus other students.
As the child says, "they thought it was like McDonald’s too."
That said … it's also possible that a teacher noticed but was simply too embarrassed to call attention to it.
Teachers and administrators will absolutely do that. They'll see something that violates school policy but they'll make a judgment call to pretend that they didn't see it.
This child is clearly so innocent that he had no idea what he was wearing. A teacher didn't want to be the one to explain sex to a kid without his parent's permission.
Also, calling attention to it would mean that other students would be involved. There's no good solution there … except to pretend that you never noticed.
See Anthony's awkward, adorable explanation in the video: