Forever 21 is in big trouble...again
Forever 21 has issued yet another apology for selling more offensive clothing. (In March the retailer received huge backlash for a T-shirt that promoted 'rape culture.')
This time, it's a line of T-shirts for young boys with what some say are blatantly sexist messages. The T-shirts include sayings like, 'Sorry ladies, I only date models' and 'Ladies Man,' which several Twitter users said objectify women and girls.
After much online criticism, Forever 21 pulled the shirts on Wednesday. In an interview about the shirts on Yahoo Style, University of Kentucky professor of psychology Christia Spears Brown said the collection "reinforces a harmful stereotype about boys that says their value and worth is dependent on how many girls or women they can 'conquer.'"
According to Digiday, the retailer issued the following statement upon yanking the shirts from shelves:
"With regards to the t-shirts in question, after receiving feedback we have taken immediate action to have them removed from our website. We sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by the products."
Twitter users sounded off on the collection as well:
Luckily, the T-shirts are no longer available for purchase, but what does it say that Forever 21 thought this collection was okay in the first place? Let us know in the comments below!
Check out some photos of babies and puppies below, though, as a reminder that there's still good in the world: