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JC Penney pulls T-shirt: "I'm too pretty to do homework"

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A JC Penny shirt was pulled from online sales after it provoked an outrage. JC Penny

Just in time for back to school, JC Penney released a shirt with the slogan, "I'm too pretty to do homework so my brother has to do it for me." The shirt, sold online, was aimed at girls between the ages of 7 and 16. But Penney pulled the shirt from its site after hearing from outraged customers. Joining us to make sense of this is Robert Wilder. He's a high school English teacher in New Mexico and the author of "Daddy Needs a Drink."

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