This image features a person taking a selfie in a mirror. The focus is on their midsection and the T-shirt they are wearing, which bears the phrase “I CAN’T BREATHE.” This phrase became widely associated with protest movements against police brutality after the death of Eric Garner in 2014 and was later reiterated in 2020 with the death of George Floyd, both African American men who uttered these words during fatal encounters with police.

The person in the photo is wearing high-waisted jeans, which appear to be quite tight, visually playing off the shirt’s message as if to humorously suggest that the tightness of the pants is causing discomfort, hence the “I can’t breathe” statement. This interpretation is supported by the caption above the photo, which reads “just unbutton the pants,” followed by a string of laughing emojis. The caption implies a playful self-awareness from the wearer about the tight fit of the jeans.

They are standing in a domestic setting, possibly a bathroom, given the presence of a door and what appears to be a trash bin in the background. The image is candid and informal, characteristic of many selfies shared on social media where individuals capture and share moments from their daily lives.

The overall tone of the image is light-hearted and humorous. It seems to be an attempt to find levity in the discomfort that can come from wearing clothing that is too tight, especially jeans, which are a common culprit. While the shirt’s phrase carries a serious connotation, the juxtaposition with the tight jeans in this context is meant for comedic effect, showcasing how everyday situations can be infused with humor.