I’m having mixed feelings about these local girls “girlcotting” the A&F t-shirts.
They started with a little protest and suddenly they are on the Today Show and on CNN talking about the degrading nature of the T-shirts and demanding they be pulled from the stores.
I don’t think a T-shirt advertising the wonders of being a blonde (I am a brunette, but gee, I know for a FACT that blondes get more attention, so these shirts are damn true), is so terrible. Nor do I think a shirt advertising a nice rack is so terrible. Couple of reasons:
- I don’t hear the blondes flipping out, nor do I hear the girls with nice racks flipping out.
- If you don’t like ’em, don’t buy ’em. Girlcott them, but quit trying to force the store to quit selling them.
- Why get upset about these shirts? Why aren’t they pissed about microminiskirts, see-through shirts, thong underwear, cleavage baring or tummy baring shirts, and the other countless items sold by countless stores that are basically ho-wear for teens?
- I don’t think this is a reflection of the amoral values of A & F. I think these shirts are a reflection of A&F making a profit on the decreasing moral values of America in general. They wouldn’t stock them if they weren’t selling.
- I can make one on CafePress if A&F pulls them.
- I want this t-shirt.
- I think it would be cool if I, a hot brunette, wore a shirt that said, “I had a nightmare I was a brunette.” Same way I think it would be awesome if a small-chested girl wore the shirt that says “Who needs brains when you’ve got these?”
And then there’s this:
Sen. Steve Rauschenberger praised the “courageous actions” of the girls in Allegheny County and said he plans to introduce a resolution this week asking Abercrombie & Fitch to stop selling the T-shirts in his state.
I’m sorry, but that is freaking hilarious. A resolution?! To stop selling T-shirts?! What about this shirt? Or all of these? Or holy hell, what about this Sen. Rauschenberger? Do we want this filth in our state?
I guess my point is this: chill. It is a t-shirt. There are worse things in the world. Like K-Fed’s rapping. Oy.
And now that I’ve read my post, I realize I don’t have mixed feelings at all.
Apparently, I am in the minority on this one.