Couple days ago I saw someone wearing a Mao T-shirt.
At first I thought it was funny, but then I started to wonder if these people do know who’s face they’re wearing. And this problem does not concern on just Mao but also the ubiquitous Che Guevara image printed on countless merchandises (which I found ironic because Che believes in Communism.)
But I think the Cameron Diaz incident (the one which she wore a Mao hand-bag to Peru) has showed why people should at least know the name of the people they wear on their T-shirt — that people may be pissed.
Aside from T-shirts and communist, people have used, wore, or even tattooed (worst among all I think) foreign languages despite the fact they do not know what those words mean. The Chinese characters are popular among the Americans, on the other hand, Asians like to wear T-shirt that has English words. 9 out of 10 people put on those types of cloth because they think it’s cool, but believe me, when they learn the meaning, they will probably be embarrassed (big time). But probably won’t matter because most people in their community don’t even speak the language.