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DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! Forever 21 And Its “Oriental Girl” Necklace

November 4th, 2011 | 6 comments | Posted by Jen

Forever 21 committed another “Allergic to Algebra”-type gaffe this week when fashion bloggers discovered the Korean American-owned company was selling an “Oriental Girl” necklace.

For anyone hoping to buy an Oriental Girl on the cheap–only one dolla fifty!–you should know that the item has been pulled, or it’s “out of stock,” as the Forever 21 website now states.

When the Forever 21 “Allergic to Algebra” shirt came out, I had to wonder what kind of Asians would sell such a dumbed-down, regressive and ultimately cynical product to the masses. Continue reading DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! Forever 21 And Its “Oriental Girl” Necklace

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Forever 21 Tells Girls That Math Is Hard

September 12th, 2011 | 3 comments | Posted by Jen

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Forever 21 has issued this “Allergic to Algebra” tee! It’s the new “Math Class is Tough” Barbie, only twenty years later! (Progress? What progress?)

But oh the mixed messages Forever 21 is putting out with their “Graphic Tees.” Here are a few of their other offerings:

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More Fodder For Forever 21 Haters

July 19th, 2010 | 6 comments | Posted by Jen

Forever 21 Haters! Here’s more fuel for your Forever fire: The billion dollar clothing megachain for the youngs has recently debuted a maternity line, which has the company–accused in the past of sweatshop work conditions and stealing other people’s designs–facing new charges of encouraging TEEN PREGNANCY.

It’s a well-known fact that Forever 21′s owners, the Chang family, are hardcore Christians, so the whole teen pregnancy angle seems to clash with the John 3:16 message printed on the bottom of every Forever 21 bag.

Or does it? Because where I grew up, the girls who were the most religious and who brought their Bibles to school in floral covers trimmed in lace and spent their Saturday nights proselytizing at the mall were also the girls who got finger-banged in the church choir loft and lost their virginity first and got pregnant out of wedlock.

So, maybe this is a match made in, er, heaven?

[Forever 21: Introducing Love 21 Maternity]
[HuffPo: Forever 21 Maternity Line Launches In States With High Teen Pregnancy]

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