Dylan Chenfield, an atheist 20-something businessman, is becoming a household name due to his controversial t-shirts. Emblazoned with the statement, Met God And She Black,?the tee is being sold from Chenfield his online shop, RooftopsNYC. Chenfield did not create the phrase though he trademarked it. On the site description, Chenfield notes:
he original shirt that got this whole thing started. As seen on every cool kid that goes to your school, and every cool human in your office. That one guy that gets all the hi-fives by the water cooler totally rocks this. Question the commonly accepted views. What is god??/p>
In an interview with Huffington Post, Chenfield discussed how his shirts have become popular in the #BlackLivesMatter movement and he believes it is important to discuss the image of God especially where young Black people are concerned:
t important for people to keep the contemporary conversation going about who God is, what God wants and how we relate to God. The good outcome is if some black child somewhere bumps into it and goes, ell maybe. . . maybe God not an old white guy and if so, what does that say about me?’?/p>
Chenfield also told The Huffington Post, he is curious to know who God is rather follow than what others say. His grandparents are Orthodox Jews who are followers of a strict Judiac sect that doesn allow teen girls to have bat mitzvahs. Because of this, Chenfield says he turned away from Judiac restrictions: ometimes when you get really religious, it becomes sexist and that when I tap out. And that why Ie never been a super religious person.?/p>
Despite the likes of Drake and model Cara Delevingne wearing his t-shirt, others are not so fond of it. Some believe the 渂lack漝escriptor means that the God is dead because of the color link to death. However, others believes God, too, can be a really fly Black woman.