Men in Rompers has taken social media by storm with conflicting views on the new trend.
The idea of male rompers becoming a new fashion trend has been met with strong resistance from many males in Jamaica, who consider the very thought repulsive.
Damion Crawford, former MP, writing on Facebook, said “if u are a man and own/owned or intend to own a romper unfriend me NOW … not only on social media unfriend me in real life”.
There has been a huge wave of memes about the idea of male rompers, called romphim, becoming a new fashion trend.
Clearly not amused about the fashion, Jesus Alarcon, a Facebook user, said that “With every year that passes man get gayer and gayer.”
Reginald C Mcgee, another Facebook user, said the wearing of male rompers is a sure telltale sign of homosexuality. “Ladies if your man wears one of these … he has a boyfriend,” he wrote.
ACED Design, which has placed the product on crowdfunding website Kickstarter, said the RompHim as “pretty damn comfortable, and it may just be the start of a fashion revolution.”
So far so 2,054 backers have pledged US$234,742, far surpassing the US$10,000 that was targetted.
However, if the storong sentiments being expressed on social media is anything to go by, the romphim will die of suffocation. “Weh romper a go??? Not here,” user Jerome West wrote on Facebook.
Women were also indignant at the idea. Millicent Needham posted: “Real man nuh play romper, leave it to the ladies”.
Aneisha Smith wrote on her Facebook page that: “If I ever have a man and him wear this kmt”.