Fred Astaire, Silk Stockings American actor, dancer and singer, Fred Astaire - performs the Ritz Roll And Rock number from ‘Silk Stockings’, directed by Rouben Mamoulian for MGM. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)
The shirt originally said, "Some people are gay. Original pin: Get over it." They were made as part of a demonstration for gay rights in the UK. Sir Ian McKellen has been an outspoken advocate for gay rights.