Obviously not everyone who wears a Tapout shirt is a douchebag, but just about every person I’ve met who’s worn an article of clothing from the mixed martial arts-inspired brand has been a reprehensible human being. The label has gone the way of track suits, Ed Hardy garb, gelled-up hair, and perma-tans. It’s a cultural signifier of boorish and entitled behavior. As if that weren’t bad enough, the Tapout shirt also makes its wearers think like they’re untouchable.
That’s the premise behind this fantastic web video uploaded to YouTube by Chicago-based sketch comedy group FND Films. In the short, two oafish dudes rocking their Tapout shirts show up to a party uninvited and do their douchey thing. Thankfully for the other party attendants—and for the audience—one brave soul decides that he’s had enough and confronts them.
If only getting rid of douchebags was this easy in real life.
Fidel Martinez is an editor at Fusion.net. He's also a Texas native and a lifelong El Tri fan.