Asda George 'Be Pretty Everyday'

(20 Posts)
headinhands Sun 05-Jan-14 20:28:18

Yes, be pretty dd, that's your aim, look nice and like fluffy bunnies. Actually I love fluffy bunnies but so does ds.

direct.asda.com/george/girls/tops/rabbit-floral-t-shirt/G004489903,default,pd.html

TheDoctrineOf2014 Sun 05-Jan-14 22:27:45

Aaaaargh!

tribpot Sun 05-Jan-14 22:30:07

God almighty. Why did that need a bloody slogan on it?? It would be fine without it. It's almost like Asda chose it to whip up a bit of controversial publicity, à la the dreadful Christmas advert in 2012.

ReluctantBeing Sun 05-Jan-14 22:33:03

Why are two of the bows like bow ties, but the other three just random?

ICutMyFootOnOccamsRazor Sun 05-Jan-14 22:35:28

Grim, grim, grim.

tribpot Sun 05-Jan-14 22:37:35

Two of the five rabbits have absorbed the mantra 'be pretty every day' and so have correctly learnt to accessorise, whilst the other three are still learning and so their bows are flying around all over the place.

NoComet Sun 05-Jan-14 22:39:09

Now I can't possibly have anything against looking cute and fluffy, but even bunnies have bad fur days.

It's a fun top and a bit different, but the slogan is totally unnecessary.

devilinside Sun 05-Jan-14 22:52:28

Shame about the slogan as I love the t-shirt

TheDoctrineOf2014 Sun 05-Jan-14 23:15:49

It doesn't even make sense.if it was "be fluffy every day" or "twitch your nose every day" then the slogan and the bunnies would go together but as it is...

NoComet Sun 05-Jan-14 23:23:21

Well no, clothing slogans often don't make sense.

It's the 'everyday' I object to. All little girls (and grown women) like to be thought pretty sometimes, but I don't want my DDs thinking about their appearance first everyday.

tribpot Sun 05-Jan-14 23:24:47

Why couldn't the wearer be happy every day? Or brave every day? Or kind?

whereisshe Sun 05-Jan-14 23:29:41

"Pretty" is the part that bothers me. It's such an insipid aim, so surface-oriented. "Beautiful" or "lovely" or similar could at least be interpreted as character-based.

Actually my 3 year old dd doesn't give a flying fuck about being pretty ever, and I suspect most little girls wouldn't if they wern't rewarded for being so.

Anyway, OP dh pointed this out to me the other day... he asked ifI was going to get a photo for MN! Shocking isn't it?

stickysausages Mon 06-Jan-14 10:09:13

Awful. Size 4-5 sold out!

Mignonette Mon 06-Jan-14 10:12:56

I once saw a chils T shirt on a stall in Stanley Market with the term 'Blow Job' written on it.

Something lost in translation?

Tinkertaylor1 Mon 06-Jan-14 10:26:11

I honestly don't see the problem with it. I tell my dds they are beautiful every day . I tell them if they are helpful or have done a kind act. It would be different if it said " you better make sure you look pretty every day" or " make up makes you pretty"

I actually don't think they would notice if it said " the bus stop is over there"

NoComet Mon 06-Jan-14 11:21:22

No I'm not mad keen on pretty either.

If it must say something I'd have put, Be Hoppy!

Personally I prefer clothes to say nothing at all, but a lot of cheap children stuff does. DDs old supermarket night shirts had all sorts of fairy/shopping twaddle on them. Her M&S one (which cost more than two supermarket ones) just has a picture of a bear.

This the young girls most indeed of escaping this kind of stereo typing, are the ones most likely to wear it.

KatnipEvergreen Mon 06-Jan-14 11:29:13

Be Hoppy would be a great t-shirt.

I wouldn't go for the t-shirt as currently sold as it could be suggesting a certain high level of daily personal grooming is required to be acceptable.

Astarael Mon 06-Jan-14 19:32:17

I find there are quite a few nice tops I pick up for dd which I then have to put back once I've read the slogan.

Astarael Mon 06-Jan-14 19:35:42

Ooh meant to say - on the flip side I was very excited to find a pink t-shirt with a picture of a monkey and the slogan "Daddy's little monkey" in Sainsbury's the other day. It's a nice change from boys are naughty monkeys and girls are wuvverly pwincesses.

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