Sold with an online ad that read…
“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”
…this shirt isn’t being sold on the site any longer, especially after a petition on Change.org was started to stop it and was victorious.
Not since Mattel’s Talking Barbie told girls “Math is tough” have we seen a product that encourages the dumbing down of girls and that being smart is for boys…or ugly girls
And, let’s see, what careers can a cute and sassy girl (who has no time for homework but all the time in the world for Justin Bieber) count on? What is a cute dumb girl to do? Here are some of her best options:
Stripper- A perfect career for great looks and low self-esteem
Trophy wife- Perfectly suited for the pretty but dumb. Until the husband finds a younger, dumber and prettier version of her
Reality Star- Pretty and dumb is the most preferred type
Vanna White- You don’t even need to know the alphabet for this job. They light the letters for you. You just need to stand there, look pretty and follow the bright lights.
Mom- Not to bash the moms out there but, let’s be honest, any moron can squeeze out a kid.
Underwear Model- Until your looks start to fade and you then get downgraded to doing Metamucil and Denture commercials.
Gold digger- Well, maybe you need some sense for this one in order to scheme, but if you’re pretty enough it won’t be that hard to snag some oldie with billions of shekels stashed away
Recording Artist- In the day of auto-tune, having a good singing voice isn’t necessary anyway. I’m sure there is some record label dying to eff up your life in exchange for your soul.
Porn Star: Need I say more?
Mistress- Because you’ll be dumb enough to believe that he will leave his wife.
Miss America- Because isn’t it all just about wanting World Peace, anyway?
JC Penney commented on the shirt saying:
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.
Thanks JC Penney, you just saved some girls from clear heels and having to make out with 99 year olds.
Bridgette Raes is the president of Bridgette Raes Style Group, author of the book Style Rx: Dressing the Body You Have to Create the Body You Want and a sought-after spokesperson, style expert and writer for many media outlets including CNN, Good Morning America and Real Simple Magazine. She and her Style Consultants are available worldwide for consultation, in-person or virtually.