Every generation has, at some point, muttered the phrase, “Have you seen how the kids are dressing these days? It’s atrocious.”
Well, if little girls start wearing this T-shirt from The Children’s Place, I will certainly have no choice but to join that chorus:
In case you have trouble making out the above image, emblazoned on the front of the T-shirt is a checklist under the heart-laden header “my best subjects,” which includes shopping, music, dancing, and math.
All but math are checked off, and there’s a caveat underneath stating that “nobody’s perfect.”
I (and The Consumerist
) object. Here’s what they had to say about it:
“ … it appears that TCP hasn’t learned the lesson other retailers have that marketing clothing to girls with the message that “math is hard” is a questionable move. Especially when compared to the messages communicated by TCP about boys activities: The boys are surfing, playing the drums, being an athlete and a rebel, while the girls are “all about glitter” and “born to wear diamonds.”
To the retailer’s credit, The Children’s Place has pulled the T-shirt and apologized:
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I guess the lesson we can take from this is that indeed nobody’s perfect. So it’s probably best to cop to your mistake and move on.