ATTENTION JC PENNEY SHOPPERS!!!!
Who would have thought JC Penney would be in hot water from parents for a slogan tshirt?
They were selling 7-16 year old girls a shirt that reads:
“I’m too pretty to do homework, so my brother has to do it for me.”
REALLY? The idea of putting it in the heads of young girls that they have to choose between beauty and brains is more heartbreaking than when Lipstick Jungle got cancelled.
As you can imagine, many parents were outraged with this sexist concept being marketed to young girls.
But as a female who has both, BEAUTY AND BRAINS, I was disgusted.
Thank goodness for the power of twitter. Once the tweets got going an online petition was started. Never underestimate the power of Social Media! JC Penney got the message loud and clear and issued this 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.”
The shirt was only being sold online. It was discontinued and removed from their website.
JC Penney, I’m gonna need you to do better or else stick to selling vacuums and granny panties.