WTF

I use to think of myself as a pretty liberal-kinda-guy, though I’ve always been square enough to think that cheating on your wife/husband was immoral. In other words, I’m sure some people thought I was square while others thought I was immoral.

Though I find the idea of a women being forced to wear a burqa totally repugnant, I don’t find it much more repugnant that this ad for Sears that appeared in my local Sunday Paper.

Objectionable Sears Ad

While I might not object to finding it online at some of the sites I visit, like Sports Illustrated, this piece of crap is directed to “juniors” for a “back-to-school event!”

I’m not sure what Patridge is doing in the shot, but hopefully it doesn’t have anything to do with school. Luckily Patridge isn’t really a “junior,” or I’d be tempted to call this kiddy porn.

I wonder why someone whose online search for images turns up shots like this is being pushed as a model for teenage girls.

If I still had kids, I’d be boycotting Sears right now. There’s certainly no way I’d want my teenager acting like this anywhere, much less school.

3 thoughts on “WTF

  1. I don’t mean to make excuses for pedophiles, but I can completely understand why it’s hard for some people to understand where the line is drawn. Ours is a confusing culture.

  2. I agree with you and I am a fairly liberal person. My daughter always tells her daughters that she won’t let them dress like “hoochie mamas”, which is the way most tweens and juniors are portrayed nowadays.

    (When I first clicked on, I thought you had monetized your blog!)

  3. There already are people boycotting Sears. They’ve been in the news lately over protests about pornographic posters they’re selling.

What do you think?