Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Haven't times changed?

Before I get to the topic of a JC Penney's t-shirt, I will give a quick mouth update. I am fine. If I run my thumb along my jawline, it feels like a bruise with only a slight swelling. I have two more pain pills which I'm going to take and then finish off the amoxicillin.

So on with the show... this is a cut and paste from the Daily Beast, a blog I follow:

JCPenney Pulls Controversial T Shirt

JCPenney has agreed to pull a girls’ T shirt for sale on its website that said, "I'm too pretty to do homework so my brother has to do it for me." The accompanying product description didn’t help matters, either: "Who has time for homework when there's a new Justin Bieber album out? She'll love this tee that's just as cute and sassy as she is." The shirt quickly became a viral sensation, with people tweeting in disgust and signing an online petition for the shirt to be removed from shelves. JCPenney said in a statement Wednesday that the shirt “does not send an appropriate message” and that the department-store chain would stop selling it immediately.

me again: I find this so discouraging. I find it discouraging that no one at JC Penney with all the buyers along the way and approvals it takes for an item to make it into the catalog that no one objected loud enough. If you saw this tshirt in a 1958 magazine, you'd be appalled. This is what women our age fought so hard for? So girls can be mini-Kim Kardashians or whatever?

I guess the good news is that citizens revolted --and the shirt got pulled. Glad JC Penney looks bad.  I was reading some of the Twitters about it and I think that the Internet really can make things happen quickly. Come on, now. Who could buy this for their daughter? Yuk!


Mary Mc said...

The mothers who buy the tee shirts for their daughters are the ones who are on toddlers and tiaras....

Pat said...

I'm so glad Mary has come over to the darkside and can now name drop reality tv shows! Speaking of which, it's on tonight and I am excited. I love watching 8-years olds getting their eyebrows waxed and 2-year olds being spraytanned.