JC Penney has
come to their fucking senses caved to pressure over a line of t-shirts that proclaim "I'm too pretty to do homework so my brother has to do it for me," and is recalling the offending garments.
The shirt, marketed for girls aged seven to sixteen, was available online, though an online petition calling for its recall quickly pulled in 1,600 signatures and the retail giant gave in, providing the following statement to the petition's organizers.
"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 for any concern we may have caused and assure you that we are taking action to ensure that we continue to uphold the integrity of our merchandise that [our customers] have come to expect."
The shirt's kind of hilarious, actually: the wording implies that the wearer's brother "has to do it for me," which presupposes that there's some kind of governing body that pushes the responsibilities of attractive people onto their less-appealing relatives.
Then again, maybe we should be applauding JC Penney for disseminating the time-tested conventional wisdom that pretty people don't have to work as hard. Look at Paul Walker, or Kim Kardashian, or anybody whose aesthetic value outweighs anything else they could ever contribute to society.
Oh well. I guess the rest of us uggos will continue to shoulder their collective homework so we can bask in the light of their beauty at least a few minutes of each dull, painful day.