Forever 21 – a clothing store that, despite it’s name, does not offer the opportunity to drink from the Fountain of Youth – has pulled a dumb T shirt it was selling online because the company finally realized the garment was creepy, rapey, and just plain awful.
The shirt, featuring the words “don’t say maybe if you want to say no” had been listed on the company’s website for just under $20 and was the perfect item for any guy wanting to instantly show women that they are a total creep (and maybe even the biggest douche at Coachella).
Naturally, no one on Twitter was happy with the T-shirt:
@Forever21 how about we not perpetuate rape culture with your $19.99 shirt "don't say maybe if you want to say no" why is this a good idea??
— Elle Wal (@LWald13) March 14, 2016
Forever21 allowed a shirt suggesting victims are to blame for rape. Let's not allow anyone to spend money here again https://t.co/cdeJH34ODR
— Brad Simpson (@PucksOnTheNet) March 14, 2016
As Mashable notes, the shirt is no longer available to purchase – but yet, still visible on the site for some dumb reason.
Forever 21 issued the following statement:
Forever 21 strives to exemplify the highest ethical standards and takes feedback and product concerns very seriously. With regards to the T-shirt in question, upon receiving feedback from our customers, we took immediate action to have it removed from our website. We sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by the product.
Maybe next time, Forever 21 will just ask someone (well, anyone not in a frat) if their intended-to-offend T-shirt is a good idea? Spoiler: it isn’t.