There is a joke on Southpark that “the Simpsons did it”. Well, Bundy did it. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0a9a7da8ca4e37151aff8e72326954594eb7e1c2edd8016b5de7c270baab83bb.jpg
Someone took “put a sock in it” too literally.
Take a slice out of the gay marriage argument; Don’t like it? Don’t do it. In this case it would be; Don’t like them? Don’t wear them.