J.C. Penney In Hot Water Over T-Shirt That Tells Little Girls They Can’t Be Pretty & Smart
In the world of irresponsible, gender-clichÃ© clothing, J.C. Penney has been forced to remove a $9.99 T-shirt aimed at tween girls from their website after outrage erupted over the thread’s slogan:
“I’m too pretty to do homework so my brother has to do it for me…”
Penney descriped the T-shirt with the following tagline: “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.”
See the dilemma?
In response to the outrage over the T-shirt’s message, Penney released the following statement:
“J.C. Penney is committed to being America’s destination for great style and great value for the whole family. We agree that the ‘Too pretty’ t-shirt does not deliver an appropriate message, and we have immediately discontinued its sale. Our merchandise is intended to appeal to a broad customer base, not to offend them. We would like to apologize to our customers and are taking action to ensure that we continue to uphold the integrity of our merchandise that they have come to expect.”
Well, we’re glad that’s over and done with!