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JCPenney Stirs Controversy with ‘Too Pretty to do Homework’ Shirt

JCPenney drove the Twittersphere bonkers this morning, selling 7-16 year old girls a new jersey that reads: “I’m too pretty to do homework, so my brother has to do it for me.”

UPDATE: Spokesperson Ann Marie Bishop told ABC News: “We’ve immediately discontinued sales of that T-shirt. It was only online … We agreed that the shirt does not deliver an appropriate message.” The link to the shirt has been removed from the site, but follow this link to see an archived image.

The shirt featured hearts, flowers and an unfinished math problem doodled around the slogan, discouraging writing and math in a single swipe. What do you think? Follow this link to read more Twitter responses.

Here’s more about the shirt from JCPenney: “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.” (Via Kat Howard)

Correction: An earlier version of this post misspelled JCPenney.

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