"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" (Yes, this was an actual product descrition :0)
After customer outrage about the terrible message that such a shirt gives to girls, J.C. Penney has pulled the above t-shirt (part of, amusingly enough, a line of clothes called 'Self Esteem') from their website.
I agree that such a shirt is most definitely in poor taste, but it in my humble opinion, goes hand in hand with the shrinking princess phenomenon that so much of the media would have us spoon-feeding our daughters on a daily basis…and, controversial or not, none of that has been pulled off the shelves.
Celebrity guest stars have been a big part of Sesame Street since the beginning…and the personality of each star is what makes the episodes fun.
Last week, Katy Perry leaked a video of her own guest spot on Sesame Street–a cute song called "Hot N Cold"…in the spot, Katy Perry, in a chartreuse party dress and veil, is complaining that Elmo doesn't want to play dress up with her anymore. Almost immediately, a bunch of 'concerned' parents complained about the outfit that Perry was wearing–and the folks at Sesame Street pulled the episode.
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. I am so disappointed in Sesame Street–not to mention confused. Have these parents never taken their kids to the beach or to a pool? Never let their kids play dress up? Never noticed that Ariel, the Little Mermaid, is wearing nothing more than a bra top and tail?