A viral tweet can rally supporters and divide households. In this case, a viral tweet about short shorts brought everyone from the far corners of the World Wide Web to discuss.
I remember when shorts above the knees was “gay” and now it’s been appropriated to “hoochie daddy season”…mmk.
— chloe x halle’s tennis court (@Phour_Loko) May 18, 2022
As summer approaches, tops get shorter and bottoms do too – your clothes that is. And for many queer men, relinquishing a long inseam on shorts has becomes a right of passage, or rather a part of the “gay starter pack”.
Gay ppl be looking good mfs needed to take notes
— Dea Bea💓🌹 (@missjune14th) May 19, 2022
And if you’re a millennial, you probably remember the time when wearing shorts that were long enough to be considered capris was the only way to be fashion forward. Anything less than that was associated with, well, homosexuality.
However, we are fully aware that fashion has no sexual orientation or gender. You should be free to wear whatever you want. Our straight counterparts are slowly learning that lesson too and the inseams on straight mens’ shorts are shrinking everyday – bringing what’s being called “hoochie daddy season”. And more brands are profiting off of men, both straight and queer, who want to take “sky’s out thighs out” to a new level.
Follow fashion, the straights are realizing that women like to see thigh
— Afua 🤎 (@fridaybornafua) May 19, 2022
The decline of toxic masculinity brings the uproar of fine slutty men.
— stressed depressed princess (@frstbornunicorn) May 19, 2022
But for those who remember when short shorts weren’t not en vogue as they are now, they were quick to remind everyone online and support the tweet’s claim.
It took 30+ years for them to become fashionable again, but it finally happened.
My childhood summers were plagued with Sean John/Roc-A-Wear/Phat Farm jorts and I shudder to think about it.
— King of Sorrow (@NostalgiaTime) May 19, 2022
No like seriously ppl would look at you like you were crazy. Especially in school it was a no no 🙄
— mando (@mando_cashtro) May 19, 2022
You spilled, methinks!
— et, naw! 🥴 (@TheGreatIsNate) May 19, 2022
SPEAK ON IT! pic.twitter.com/79QOx6el6n
— ᱬ TJ ²ᴷ | Sasha was right! ✵ (@LegitOneJC) May 19, 2022
Of course, others wanted everyone to know that the 70s and 80s did indeed exist, giving our society some of the shortest of shorts in history.
Because we like hoochie daddy season and sir have you see basketball shorts from the 70s? pic.twitter.com/0nHxa6jnlG
— brownsugah305 (@brownsugga305) May 19, 2022
Men used to wear heels and platform shoes and wigs, fashion changes 🤷🏾♂️
— Hustleberry Fin (@Mj_The3rdPick) May 19, 2022
This is actually a pretty natural cycle of fashion where old styles are repeated. With or without the gay community’s influence it probably would have happened. Most celebrities are wearing gay fashion designers and this generation is more open minded so it makes sense.
— Jamie Blue (@bluespider101) May 19, 2022
its the way dudes in the 80s used to wear short shorts and cropped tops all the time
— °faith♡⁷ 🦦 ⟬⟭⟬⟭ (@bahikku) May 19, 2022
Granted, no complaints about men wearing short shorts over here. All we can say is keep degendering fashion, wear whatever you want, and if that includes a 3 inch inseam, then so be it.