Yeah, it’s just a $10 t-shirt (when you buy two of these charmers), but clothing has power.
- Is this shirt supposed to be funny, Kohl’s? Because it’s really just mean.
- Did you know that back-to-school should be a time of building students up, not tearing them down? “Nobody cares” has no place in an environment structured for emotional growth and learning.
- Do you realize the clothing you sell affects the social climate? Sure, maybe we don’t read and reflect on messages like the one on this shirt, but I think our minds do absorb its spirit.
- Do you know this shirt also says “You don’t matter”? It extends the “Whatever!” attitude with an added dose of disdain and egotism.
- Do you know how a message like this can harm someone who’s having a bad day? I’m a middle school teacher. Messages like this are the last thing a middle schooler needs to see.
- Could you sell this shirt without the wording? Because it appears to have a nice fit and I like the longer length.
- You paid a designer to design some new back-to-school fashions, and this is what they came up with? And then you put it on the cover of your catalog?
- Do you know that the world doesn’t need this shirt? We’ll all get along better if we don’t cover our bodies in snarky comments.
- Do you realize that people actually do care about other people? In fact, I contend there is a greater capacity for compassion among humans than there is for scorn.
- Do you really want to associate your brand with such disrespect? I didn’t think so. You’re better than that, Kohl’s.
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