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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
Filed under: Asian-Owned Businesses, Dumb Asians, Fashion, Fashism, Forever 21, Forever 21 Allergic to Algebra Shirt, Forever 21 Chang Family, Forever 21 Oriental Girl Necklace, Learn Your History For Fuck's Sake, Oriental, Orientalism, Orientals, Outmoded Terms, Revoking Someone's Asian Card
Alexa Chung dishes with Refinery 29 on being a style icon and, in her words, “a cookie-cutter hipster.” [Refinery 29]
Beware, female travelers to South Korea! Studies show that lady passengers are subjected to full body scans in numbers much greater than male travelers at several South Korean airports. [Korea Times]
A recent Philippines Airlines flight to the US found itself with an extra passenger on board when a pregnant flyer gave birth. The new mother, a Philippine citizen, had her baby while the plane was over international waters. No word yet on the baby’s nationality. [Jaunted]
Before Feng Luoyu was a Brooklyn manicurist, she was the “Most Hated Woman in China.” [NYM]
The College Republican “pay-by-race” bake sale at UC Berkeley sounds unappetizing. Not to mention racist. [CNN]
Filed under: Alexa Chung, Feng Luoyu, Forever 21, Hello Kitty, Intern Jasmine's Links of the Daysian, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns, Jaunted Philippines Airlines, Korea, Mindy Kaling, pay-by-race bake sale, Refinery 29, travel
But oh the mixed messages Forever 21 is putting out with their “Graphic Tees.” Here are a few of their other offerings:
Filed under: Allergic to Algebra Shirt, Allergic to Algebra Tee Shirt, Anti-Feminism, Anti-Girls, Anti-Women, DISGRASIAN, Dumbing Down, Forever 21, Forever 21 Allergic to Algebra Shirt, Forever 21 Chang Family, Graphic Tees, Korean American Owned Businesses, Korean-Americans, Math Class Is Tough Talking Barbie, Math is Hard, Message Tees, Sexist T-Shirts, Stupid T-Shirts, Teaching Girls To Be Dumb
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?
Filed under: Don Chang, Forever 21, Forever 21 Chang Family, Forever 21 Christianity, Forever 21 John 3:16, Forever 21 Maternity Line, Forever 21 Teen Pregnancy, It's 2007 All Over Again, Jin Sook Chang, Love 21 Maternity, Maternity Clothes, Teen Pregnancy, Trends
Ages: 28 and 23
Occupations: Forever 21′s marketing and visuals department heads, respectively
Linda and Esther Chang are the daughters of Don and Jin Sook Chang, the Korean American founders of one of our favorite places on Earth, Forever 21. (Where else can you get a cute, fashion-forward $12 dress, we ask you? A $12 dress!) Like the company’s wares, the Chang sisters are young, fresh, and adorbs. They were recently profiled by the LA Times’ Booth Moore, where we learned the following:
- They’re best friends.
- They’re both Ivy League-educated.
- They work for the family business, which opened its first store in 1984 and, by the end of that year, had grown its sales from $35,000 to $700,000.
- They go to church with their parents on Sunday.
We tend to hate on people like this–i.e. people who please their Hardass Asian Parents all the time rather than disappoint–but with the Chang sisters, we just can’t. Their devotion to their family and the family business is just so earnest (older sis Linda says things like, “I love it when people come out of our stores being so happy”). And the girls themselves are just too cute.
Then, of course, it all goes back to the fact that the Chang sisters represent the $12 dress. The $12 dress!
Filed under: Adorbs, Asians Love Discounts, Cheap Fun, Clothes that Look Great on Diana and Jen, Cute Things, Discount Fashion, Discounts, Disposable Fashion, Don Chang, Esther Chang, Fast Fashion, Forever 21, Immigrants, Jin Sook Chang, Korean-Americans, Linda and Esther Chang, Linda Chang, Pretty Dresses