Forever 21 apologizes for children’s T-shirts

The retailer recently removed clothing that displayed phrases such as, ‘Sorry ladies, I only date models’ and ‘Ladies’ Man’ after consumers lashed out and called the products inappropriate.

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In March, Forever 21 said it “strives to exemplify the highest ethical standards” after it pulled a shirt from its racks that many thought inappropriately weighed in on the topic of sexual consent.

Based on recent criticism around yet another shirt, the youth clothier may want to strive a little harder.

The company’s latest offering comes in the form of a T-shirt for boys as young as five years old that reads in all caps, “SORRY LADIES I ONLY DATE MODELS.” The lack of punctuation was not the only thing that sparked ire.

Most notably, Yahoo Style called out the brand for presenting young boys as “being chick-magnet, model-dating studs.” Other shirts that were deemed offensive included phrases like “Ladies Man,” [sic] “Chicks are all over me,” and “Hola Ladies” [sic].

Yahoo quoted University of Kentucky professor Christia Spears Brown, who expressed her disapproval of the T-shirts:

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