A mother couldn’t believe her eyes when a seemingly innocent t-shirt she’d ordered online arrived from China.
Kelsey Dawn Williamson purchased the shirt from a store on Alibaba’s Chinese retail site AliExpress for her three-year-old daughter, Salem.
From the advertisement, the 23-year-old, from Illinois, US, believed she was receiving a white T-shirt with a picture of Frog and Toad from the popular children’s book by Arnold Lobel.
But when it arrived, there was an extra addition on the garment, which left Ms Williamson stunned.
“F*** the police,” it read just below the image of the two cartoon amphibians riding a tandem.
The mother took to Facebook on Wednesday to reveal how hilarious she found the bizarre mix-up.
“I cannot stop screaming,” she explained as she shared pictures of the t-shirt’s listing and Salem wearing the t-shirt she received.
“WHO DOES THIS?”
The mother revealed she’d purchased several items of clothing from the store on the website before without problem.
Thousands flocked to her post revealing their enjoyment of the addition.
“This is hysterical,” one person wrote.
“I am rolling! She is too cute,” another said.
Ms Williamson said despite thousands loving Salem’s new t-shirt, she won’t be wearing it in public and it’ll be placed in her memory box.
She also reiterated that Salem was unable to read.
The image of the Frog and Toad was linked with the offensive slogan on Reddit in 2010, and went viral on Tumblr in 2014.
One frequented post of the image captioned it: “No image has ever described by life quite so well”.
Yahoo News Australia has contacted AliExpress for comment on the T-shirt.
The woman’s post has since gone viral with nearly 60,000 likes.
Offensive slogans in English on clothing are commonplace in China, with many people who wear such items, as well as those who produce them, regularly unable to translate its true meaning.
Social media accounts such as Shanghai Observed often documents items of clothing with questionable English written on them.
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