Oh yet another reason to heart western PA. The girls who are participating in the “Girls as Grantmaker” program called for a boycott of Abercrombie and Fitch’s t-shirt with saying like “Who needs brains when you have these” or “I had a nightmare I was a brunette” printed across the chest. The girlcott was successful and Abercrombie will remove the shirts from the stores.
The official statement from Abercrombie:
A&F has reached an amicable agreement with the Women & Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania under which we will stop selling several t-shirts in our stores.
In recognition that these t-shirts might be found to be objectionable to many young women, who are among our best customers, we contacted Heather Arnet, Executive Director of the Women & Girls Foundation, and offered to discuss the issue with them. We recognize that the shirts in question, while meant to be humorous, might be troubling to some.
We look forward to meeting in person with representatives of the Ã¢â‚¬Å“GirlcottÃ¢â‚¬Â? action in the immediate future. We are pleased with this resolution.
Girls as Grantmakers is a project of the Women & Girls foundation of Southwest PA – http://www.wgfswpa.org
Click here to see PGH girls talk about the Girlcott with Katie Couric: