Let’s be honest: bumper stickers are always a risky move. They can be as innocuous as “I like birds!” and you still risk someone coming up behind you in traffic and wanting to fight about Herons V. Albatrosses.
Expressing your opinions via sticker can go wrong pretty easily. For example, here’s a bumper sticker intended to announce pride in one’s faith:
really just spent two minutes like "why would you shame someone with tuna?" pic.twitter.com/jACWpwJBET
— tech fleece tormund (@the_blueprint) August 28, 2017
Tunashamed? Has this person been tunashamed? Shamed for eating tuna? Or for liking tuna? Wait — is this person a tuna fish? A sentient family of tuna fish driving around in a minivan?
Obviously the “T” is a cross and the sticker is supposed to say “unashamed.” But it was too late. The internet took the concept of tunashaming and ran with it. Fish puns and seafaring religiosity spread across social media like the saltwater gods intended.
Oh wow, even after knowing it's a cross and not a t, I still pronounced the rest "oona-shamed" and did NOT get it's just "unashamed"
— Taylor Tune Tracy (@taylortunetracy) August 28, 2017
I'm not tunashamed…I have a personal relationship with Cod.
— Paul Minda (@PaulMinda1) August 29, 2017
When my faith started to flounder, I accepted Cod too…. just for the halibut.
— Better Whirled (@betterwhirled) August 29, 2017
Tuna knows what it did. pic.twitter.com/l5RpToZftg
— brx0 (@brx0) August 29, 2017
Only if they had too much tuna pic.twitter.com/SZ3up4OZdd
— Ryann Frad (@MTdudestuff) August 29, 2017
— darth:™ (@darth) August 29, 2017
— heather. (@violetesque) August 29, 2017
The point is, it’s totally cool to be unashamed of your religion. It’s also cool to be unashamed of tuna. Just be careful when you decide to express either of those things with a s***illy designed bumper sticker on the back of your car.
— el myerman (@myerman) August 29, 2017