At least I don’t have to hear them anymore!


I can’t believe there are t-shirt sellers out there that are selling shirts that say “F–k Off” (just trying to keep the site safe for work), and no one bats an eyelash. But some girls who are doing a community service project decide to paint a big bullseye on A & F for some completely harmless shirts and this happens.

At least it will quiet these girls up so they can jump down off of their big nationally-televised soapbox and back into their lives of humorlessness.

Can you tell I’m irked at this? I am in no way a big supporter of A&F, however, I just personally choose not to buy their stuff (that and the fact that I won’t spend more than 15 bucks on a t-shirt). Voila! Problem solved on my end and I can sleep soundly knowing I haven’t contributed to a company that sells thong underwear for pre-teens.

And Ruth Ann Daly?

These young women have set the coolness bar quite high.

I’m thinking your “coolness” meter might need a tweaking. Because these girls? Not cool. They are the opposite of cool. They are incapable of taking a joke and chilling out and finding something a bit more meaningful to protest, like Andrew King.

And a quick search on Technorati to see what others are saying about this shows that I am definitely in the minority on this one.


  1. rob
    November 7, 2005 11:36 am

    I don’t know what to make of this story.
    On one hand, good for them for finding something that they disagreed with and doing something about it.
    On the other, were a few t-shirts worth this kind of fanning press coverage? Like you stated, there are much more important things that they could have protested.
    On my grotesque third hand, wouldn’t the most effective way to “protest” this through their friends? I would have been much more impressed if these girls had organized something to convince their friends why they should not buy the shirts. That would have actually done something about the problem, instead of what they did, which was just stop one outlet from selling shirts that they disagree with.

    Well this is pretty rambling, so I’d better quit now.

  2. Anonymous
    November 9, 2005 11:23 am

    I say – good for these girls for protesting Abercrombie and Fitch. Why objectify women any more than they already are? Maybe if more people would take a stand, our society wouldn’t be declining into depravity.