This is completely inappropriate as a children's shirt
Why on earth would you put images of helicopters holding missiles on the body of a child? What the fuck?
Wow. Of course I realize that things like GI Joe toys exist. Of course I realize that it's my personal opinion and that I don't have to buy it. That doesn't mean I can't object to it.
I'm all for raising intellectual, aware, cultured children who understand the world they live in. That said, I don't think that young children need to know exactly what war entails. I think it's fine if they know it exists, but I don't think they need to know all its horrifying details.
So what, you think? This isn't horrifying details. It's a t-shirt, and nobody's making you buy it, you damn kid. You're a child yourself.
That's your opinion, and that's fine with me. I just personally feel that putting weapons in a cartoon, cuddly setting strips them of their significance. It's like when you hear little kids throwing around "I'm gonna kill you." I Find that unsettling.
I can appreciate this shirt as a pretty amusing, cute, clever thing if you're an adult, to be sure.
I don't like the way that weapons have become a motif in fashion. I don't like tops that have little prints of machine guns, and I don't like shirts like "Flowers in the Attic." (And not just because it has been reprinted about 35235 times.)
That's my personal choice. If you don't agree with me, that's fine, that's your opinion, and I have no desire to convert you.
Also--I have no kids. That won't happen for roundabouts of a decade. And Ross (if that is indeed the boy's name) sure is adorable in the picture.