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JC Penney’s Bad Day All Started With This T-Shirt.

Somewhere in the world of J.C. Penney, a buyer is having a really lousy day… And they should be. Their decision to offer shirts for girls that read: “I’m too pretty to do homework so my brother has to do it for me” wasn’t received so well by the American public.

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Somewhere in the world of J.C. Penney, a buyer is having a really lousy day… And they should be. Their decision to offer shirts for girls that read: “I’m too pretty to do homework so my brother has to do it for me” wasn’t received so well by the American public. Was it offensive? Not exactly… maybe a little. Stupid? Ohhhhh Yeah.

The silly attempt at humor extended beyond the shirt.  The online catalog description read: Who has time for homework when there’s a new Justin Bieber album out? She’ll love this tee that’s just as cute and sassy as she is.

The shirt was an online-only item, and I can’t imagine anyone would want to buy the thing, but no worries – internet users cried out at the ridiculousness of the shirt’s copy, ran to the J.C. Penney facebook page to rant, and presto! The store had a PR crisis on it’s hands as media started a callin’.

Kate Coultas of Corporate Communications tells 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.”

JCP didn’t stop there… they released a statement, that includes: 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 to our customers and are taking action to ensure that we continue to uphold the integrity of our merchandise that they have come to expect.”

That brings us back to a handful of people who are having a rather sad lunch break today as they sit and think about where it all went wrong. There, there, JCP buyers, someone else will offend the people of this great country soon and your newspaper headline will be tomorrow’s birdcage lining before long!

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VIRAL: Do Vans Sneakers Always Land On Their Feet?

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Half-filled water bottles are so 2018. Nowadays, all the cool kids are flipping Vans.

Twitter user @BernardPereda had a theory that no matter how you toss a pair of Vans sneakers, they will always land right side up. Basically, Pereda believes Vans are the buttered toasts of the shoe world. But is this true? What is it about the Vans design that equip them with cat-like reflexes? Well Bernard uploaded a video demonstrating 10 different tosses, in 10 different ways, with a number of different Vans sneakers and the evidence is pretty convincing!

 

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Millenials Rejoice! You Can Now Wear Avocado Toast On Your Sneakers!

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The true testament of any good brunch spot these days is one very important menu item…bottomless mimosas. Once those are secured, the second menu item sure to make Sunday brunch a success is Avocado Toast. It may seem like a trendy breakfast made famous by twenty-somethings on Instagram but there is no denying it’s delicious appeal. I know I’m an avid avocado-er but do I love it enough to want to wear it?

The answer is obviously yes. Well, luckily for me the shoe brand Saucony has just released the delicious Shadow 6000 Avocado Toast sneaker. The company boasts about the sneaker’s “toast-ed leather, smashed avocado textured suede, red pepper flake collar lining and the ‘Saucamole’ shout out on the heel.” This is the kind of guac I would be happy to pay for! The sneakers will run you about $130 a pair, which is only the equivalent of nine, actual avocado toasts at any trendy brunch spot. If you want to get your hands…or feet…on these tasty morsels, I’d act fast as some sizes are already sold out!

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POP MUSIC: Barbra Streisand For President! Legendary Singer Gets Political With New Single ‘Don’t Lie To Me’

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Don’t tell her to sit around and putter! Barbra Streisand is using her icon status to take a stand against our current presidential administration. This isn’t funny, girl. She won’t stop until happy days are here again. She has a message and she really wants to tell him. Ok I am out of Barbra puns but no need to put me on a Guilt Trip.

Today, the legendary singer, songwriter and actress released a new single off of her upcoming album, Walls, entitled “Don’t Lie To Me.” Being that this is the first original music Streisand has released since 2005, she is making sure it carries some weight. Commenting on the current political climate, “Don’t Lie To Me” (the entire album actually) serves as a reminder that we as a nation are not powerless. The album will feature 7 new songs and 4 reimagined classics.

When speaking with TIME, Babs notes that the entire country is under duress and she feels that “human decency seems to be melting away faster than the polar ice caps.” She notes that the first single can sound like a song about a scorned lover but the lies mentioned are actually representational of the 5,000 lies our president has told during his tenure. When asked why she chose to release new music after all these years she responded by saying:

“They’re very troubling times. The leader of the free world doesn’t seem to care much about truth, and he’s chipping away at the pillars of democracy, like freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press. I believe in the power of the truth, and I can’t stand being lied to. I don’t think the country should be lied to either. So that started me thinking about how to put down my thoughts in music and lyrics about what was on my mind. As a matter of fact, the first song from this album is called “What’s On My Mind.” And I was very driven by this president’s lies. And that’s why this first song is ‘Don’t Lie to Me.'”

We know Babs has never been shy about speaking her mind so we can be sure that this album will make an impact. The album, Walls, drops November 2nd! Check out the first single, “Don’t Lie To Me,” by clicking below!

 

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