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JCPenney Apologizes for Ad That May or May Not Promote Bullying

We get the whole “shop here or no one will hang out with your dumb kids” sentiment of this JCPenney ad. We get that parents were offended by a (very, very mild) commercial based on the idea that clothing brands play a bigger role in the social pecking order than anything else, because come on: a loser in fancy shoes is still a loser. And we don’t envy the community managers and representatives who have to address this sort of “outrage” all day.

Here’s what we don’t understand: how does JCPenney still have 4.5 million Facebook fans?

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