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Justin Bieber t-shirt makes girls look stupid, pulled from JCPenny

Parents and feminist groups are outraged at JCPenney for selling Justin Bieber t-shirt that make young girls look stupid.

The retailer came under fire for selling a long-sleeved shirt with the words “I’m Too Pretty To Do Homework, So My Brother Has to Do it For Me.”

The copy that accompanies the silly shirt continues to insult young girls as empty-headed little pop tartlets rather than serious students. “Who has time to do homework when there’s a new Justin Bieber album out,” the ad copy for the silly shirt reads. “She’ll love this shirt that’s just as cute and sassy as she is.”

Kate Coultas of JCPenney corporate communications told the Village Voice, “We are not happy about the shirt! We’re looking into it right now, to find out how it happened. It was only online, not available in stores, and we have removed it from the site.”

Photos of the offensive shirt spread like wildfire on Twitter on Wednesday morning, with feminist voices like Nation essayist Katha Pollitt and television legal expert Lisa Bloom weighing in.

News that the department store took the shirt off its site and apologized won cheers.

Coultas said that the department store is extremely upset about having sold the insulting garment online.

“One of the reasons we’re so outraged is that this is not what we stand for,” she said. “The most important thing was to pull it off the site. We want to make sure our customers know we are very, very sorry,” she said.

Even before the online fury spread, the $16.99 garment wasn’t too popular with shoppers.It had been slashed to $9.99 before it was yanked offline.


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  • belieber

    wtf! thats a horrible shirt! id neva wear that crap srry justin ):

    • Anonymous

      What does it say? Im shocked Justin would do that, maybe he didn’t know about it? \:

      • Trinity

        it says “Im to pretty to do homework so my brother has to do it for me” Whats wrong with that?

        • Anonymous

          right what is wrong with that it is cool you dont have to do homework it is just a joke

  • Ajay

    ok, i seriously dont understand why people are making a big deal out of this! i mean its just a shirt with a typo! dont go on hating the kid 4 buying it! y dont you make a big deal out of the t shirts that r written f*ck you and stuff…..this just a silly typo! i dnt get y r they makin a big ol deal out of it….i personally like it! i would wear it, its nice, cozy and its kinda funny cuz it reminds me of those movies where they have girly girls. That does not influence your kid at all unless you let it! be reasonable ppl! xx

    • Ashley

      Its not a typo. And your making such a big deal about it being a,what YOU call it a ”typo”

      • Ajay

        Whatever…thats just my opinion and you have yours, and I respect that.

  • ...me

    its rlly not tht serious its just a shirt! there r tons of other shirts with stuff tht shuldnt b on their n this isnt one. the shirt isnt sayn anything bad abt little girls or watev..its suppose to b cute soo chill out haters..just a shirt..argue over something thts actually important

  • Patricia

    Why I wanna know is how the fuck is Justin connected to this shirt? They just randomly put his name in the add even though he has nothing to do with this shirt or company. This story is a waste of time on here.

    • Krystal

      I agree with Patricia’s comment. ^^^

      • Soamina

        Ikr. WTF Justin gotta do with this shh..

  • Sarah

    That’s the most stupid thign i’ve ever heard. Why don’t women feminist do something that actually has to do with women that’s important!!! Seriously why waste your time on that. Justin Bieber didn’t do anything wrong. He’s amazing<3

  • Confused

    Hey Daisy can you explain to us what this has to do with Justin? Like I know they said his name in the ad, but did he really have anything to do with it?


  • jbs number one fan

    i dont get how that makes girls look stupid but if he knows it does i hope he didnt do it on porpose.
    hes not stupid so why would he do it.
    and he does know 95% of his fans are girls rite?

  • cookieface

    i like justin bieber’s music but i would’n wear a justin bieber shirt nowhere unless my mom or family bought it i feel alone in this bieber thing in my family my mom won’t stand for it pleaze write back

  • Ke$ha:piloveeeeJB

    Oh. My. Gosh. It’s just a shirt what’s the big deal get over it people

  • justin bieber es un cabro de mierda no jodan

    • jajajajajaja asi se habla csm
      abajo ese maricon de mierda!!!!!!!! 🙂


  • alexis

    I Love Justin Bieber? can you come to palmer at 115 Shearer street?CALL ME AT 413 – 284 -1082

    • Anonymous

      how fuck u r . how could u do such ……ewwwwww!! U know,a thug might just go to ur place and attack u with ur FAMILY or even r…” u

      • ChrissyBarkman

        ur dumb

  • Gummie Bear

    why the fuck would you give your adress and your number!!!! I HOPE SOME WHORE COMES AND RAPES YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ChrissyBarkman

    I showed my friend Seager that shirt and she says that she needs that shirt! haha but it would only work if no one knew that her older brother fail the 6th grade the first time.

    • ChrissyBarkman

      haha love you chrissy ~ seager

  • Anonymous

    why the funk are you talking about justinbieber