Reddit got the conversation going…(photo courtesy of grillmeacheese)

First there was Wet Seal’s typo tee. Then last week, it was the JCPenney “I’m too pretty to do my homework so my brother has to do it for me” T-shirt. This week, Forever 21 is apologizing for its “Allergic to Algebra” tee.

The LA-based fast-fashion emporium has pulled the shirt–but not in time to stop 600+ people on Reddit from turning the situation into a snarkfest.

The whole thing is reminding me of the 1992 “Math is Tough” Barbie brouhaha. Or maybe Mike Judge’s 2006 film “Idiocracy” was spot-on.

Oh, Barbie…


Bet Forever 21 wishes we were all talking about this T-shirt instead. Wah-waaah.

Published Spt. 13, 2011 at