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Midstaters react to girls' math shirt - abc27 WHTM

Midstaters react to girls' math shirt

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

The Children's Place has stopped selling a girls' T-shirt that sparked complaints of sexism.

The shirts said "My best subjects" at the top and had checks in boxes next to shopping, music and dancing. The box next to math was blank. Under, it said, "Well, nobody's perfect."

The company posted the following apology on its Facebook page:

"We take feedback from our customers very seriously. It has come to our attention that some of you view our Best Subjects T-shirt as insensitive towards girls and women. This was not our intent. There are countless women in all walks of life who excel in math, including our very own CEO. We have pulled this product from our stores and we want to express our apologies to anyone we may have offended."

abc27 was unable to find the shirt at a local store. Reaction from parents was mixed.

"My daughter is 10. She is struggling to learn her times tables. Do I want her to reinforce that concept of herself as someone who likes to dance and isn't good at math? Probably not," Claudia Petruccio of Harrisburg said.

"Maybe somebody just doesn't like math. Maybe they love to shop, music and dance and they just don't like math. I don't like math. No, it does not offend me at all," Chuck Jilek of Palmyra said.

 

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