What: It’s so very appropriate that Candies paired up with Britney Spears a little while back. Maybe they were hinting at their latest teen fashion line, which promotes abstinence, and is headed up by the Candie’s Foundation and Seventeen magazine. (Remember when Britney said she’d save herself for marriage?) Young mommy Bristol Palin is the spokesperson for the line. Hey, we’re all for preventing teen pregnancy…but we’re bewildered about how Candie’s is going about this ambitious task. Shirts include tag lines like “I’m sexy enough to keep you waiting.” Shouldn’t those encouraging abstinence discourage graphic (tee) innuendo?
What They Say:
The foundation is currently pushing their new t-shirt design, created in partnership with Seventeen, which reads: “I’m Sexy Enough To Keep You Waiting.” A number of other designs were considered, shown on the website in this charming graphic, with girls in flirty tees surrounding text that reads: “Be Sexy! It Doesn’t Mean You Have To Have Sex!”
What We Say: We’re just as puzzled as you are. If Bristol was all about this abstinence movement, wouldn’t she put her time and effort into something a little more effective? We’re thinking she’s just looking for the publicity here. What are your thoughts?