Ahh yes, the great Bart Simpson ban. Remember? It all started in 1990, at Lutz Elementary School in Fremont, Ohio. Principal William Krumnow delivered a ban on T-shirts featuring Bart Simpson, the rebellious breakout star of The Simpsons.
Naturally, this Bart Ban made everybody want the T-shirt even more. Silly adults.
Although the ban initially called out a T-shirt featuring Bart aiming a slingshot with the word underachiever emblazoned in quotes above him and Bart saying, “and proud of it, man!” - the Barton Simpson T-shirt ban spread like wildfire in schools. Everything from “Eat My Shorts” to “Get Bent” was out.
They all “had a cow, man”.
District administrators in Florida, California, Michigan, Illinois, and Washington, D.C. quickly began cracking down on the surge in Bart shirts, fearing he was the wrong kind of role model for kids to emulate.
This Bart Simpson Ban shit got so crazy that we’re still seeing a few of the original 1989 Bart Simpson t-shirt designs for sale online. They’ll typically start around 800 dkr and go up from there.
This T-shirt is from a release by,at that time FOX owned Simpsons Merch in 2010, celebrating their heritage, we probably won't see more of this style now that Disney have bought all rights! ;)