Keep Calm: Subverted Images

Keep Calm: Subverted Images

keep-calm-paint-potteryDo the subverted images of Keep Calm make any sense?

I’ve seen cheerleaders wearing shirts that read “Keep Calm and Cheer On.” What? Isn’t cheering the opposite of keeping calm? Isn’t that kind of the point of cheerleading? The purpose of a cheerleader is to excite the crowd into shouting, clapping their hands and jumping up and down to express their desire for their team to succeed. I would imagine that a cheerleader who followed the instruction “keep calm” would probably be cut from the squad.

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