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Help, We're Obsessed With This Corn Shirt

Corn is having a viral moment, and this T-shirt is the perfect homage to the big lump with knobs.
Corn Shirt
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Corn is having a moment. Ever since a TikTok video of a boy professing his love for corn as a “big lump with knobs” that “has the juice”  went viral a few weeks ago, the internet has fallen bum over noggin for all corn-related content. 

The original video amassed over 5 million views, and the OG “Corn Kid” is now on Cameo. But it was a TikTok song remix—the first of the Pop Corn genre—that cemented the video as everyone’s end of summer fixation. The song has racked up over 9 million views on TikTok, and helped launch a CornTok subsection of TikTok where everyone from Kevin Bacon to entire choirs are harmonizing for corn


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Naturally, the internet’s best corn jawns have also been flying off the shelves like cotija cheese come BBQ day. These realistic, corn on the cob-themed T-shirts on Amazon have been the cream of the crop. The shirt’s made of 100% cotton, and comes in a variety of sizes from small to 2XL so everyone can live out their dream of being a walking corncob. One reviewer proclaimed that theirs “made [them] the talk of the town.” 

$24.99 at Amazon

$24.99 at Amazon

“I can't go anywhere without people honking their horns and taking pics with me,” the reviewer continues. Another fan writes, “Ever since I saw this shirt in a catalog maybe five years ago, I have wanted it. I'd pair it with a green jacket, and be an ear of corn, in line with my born-in-Nebraska, Cornhusker sensibilities. So, for my birthday this year, this is the gift I gave myself.” Customers have purchased it as Korn fans, cornhole players, and self-proclaimed “corn connoisseur[s],” with the majority saying “everyone loves when [they] wear it.”  

Corn hardly needed a PR boost, but we are loving the newfound obsession with the tasty starch stick. And unlike avoiding white duds after Labor Day, corn season goes into September, which means there’s never been a better time to shuck off your nine-to-five suit, and slide into something a little more buttery.  

Who knows? Maybe we’ll even bring this ‘fit into Halloween month. 

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