Another, referring to the shirt-wearer’s stature, suggested he was driven by “short men’s audacity”.
A third commented: “He looks 35… he needs a hobby.”
Meanwhile, another suggested that, since the man looked “older than 25”, he shouldn’t be approaching much younger women. She wrote: “Sir, just [because] it’s legal doesn’t mean it’s right.”
The age of consent in the US (where the footage was shot) ranges from 16 to 18, depending on the state.
Clues in the clip – including a sign reading “The Nash Collective” – suggest it was filmed in Nashville, Tennessee, where the legal age is, indeed, 18.
For anyone interested, the age of consent stands at 16 in the UK, no matter what the person’s gender or sexual orientation.
As well as the criticism levelled towards the man in the clip, there were also attempts to defend his wardrobe choice.
One commentator joked: “At least he’s making sure.”
While another argued: “There’s nothing wrong with the shirt. He’s just making sure anyone he hits on is 18+. It is kinda weird but it’s good that he doesn’t like minors.”
However, the video’s creator retorted: “If he has to wear a shirt like that because the women he’s hitting on could pass as minors, it’s a little creepy to me, and the claim that he likes little girls still applies.”
Another user agreed, adding: “If you even have a doubt in your mind [whether] someone’s 18 or not then don’t even mind asking.”