Carol Platt Liebau: Hurray for the Girl-cott!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Hurray for the Girl-cott!

Abercrombie & Fitch -- one of the most repugnant companies out there -- was at it again. As this piece notes, it was purveying t-shirts to teenaged girls with degrading messages on them . . . stuff like "Who needs brains when you have these?" and "I had a nightmare I was a brunette."

Well, there was a backlash from teenaged girls themselves! And now A & F has withdrawn the t-shirts (they have a history of beating a hasty retreat when their sordid little departures from good taste and common sense are criticized).

Interestingly, one of the original stories about the t-shirt kerfuffle included a quote from a psychologist opining that the shirts could be "mentally detrimental" to the girls.

How silly. This isn't a "mental health issue." Isn't it enough that the shirts are vulgar, inappropriate and degrading?

Good riddance.


Blogger stackja1945 said...

Hit them in the hip pocket. Hard!

2:49 AM  
Blogger HouseOfSin said...

All I can figure is, a lot of parents either don't care about what their kids wear or aren't paying attention.

A&F is really barking up the wrong tree if it thinks that they're getting a dime out of me (dad with two daughters).

7:05 AM  
Blogger Roy Lofquist said...

Funny, from their previous catalog I thought it was Aberfimbie and Crotch.

12:28 PM  

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