UPDATE: 8/31/11 11:15am: The shirt appears to have been pulled from the site. No other response yet from JCP.
UPDATE 11:30am: Others reporting link still works. Shirt still for sale. No response from JCP.
UPDATE 12:52pm: JC Penny has pulled the shirt! Woot! They have issued the following apology: “JCPenney 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.”
Girls hate learning. And they love being pretty. And they’re lazy bitches. Fortunately, there’s boys. And boys are smart. And boys like pretty girls. So brothers do their sisters’ homework and the boys get to do learning stuff and the girls get to dance to Justin Bieber! And everyone wins. The end.
Are you feeling ragey at the mere mention of something so stupid and insulting? Don’t smash anything yet! You haven’t heard the best (read: even worse) part. Right now, as school is starting back up again, you can buy this shirt at JC Penney online for your favorite little girl! And right now it’s just $9.99! It’s never too early to drive home the message that pretty girls are useless vapid sluts and ugly girls are boring… and worse, smart!
And if you think there’s a punchline here that you’re not getting because you’re no longer a part of Kids These Days™, here’s the copy from the ad:
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.
Nope. Just your everyday smart girls are ugly/pretty girls are stupid meme. (combined with the even more horrifying “pretty girls like Justin Bieber” meme.)
The good news is that a woman named Lauren Todd has already started a Change.org petition asking JCP to stop being disgusting douches. Please go sign it
I also left a snarky product review on the JC Penney website. They told me it will take up to 48 hours to post, but I’m pretty sure it will never go up. You should probably go leave some, too. If nothing else, it helps get the rage out.
Your world-saving to do list for today:
- Sign the petition.
- Leave crappy reviews about the crappy message. (optional)
- Tweet this.
- Facebook this.
- Blog this.
- Hulk smash this.