3. Parents furious over J.C. Penney ...

3. Parents furious over J.C. Penney ...

There are 3 comments on the KSL-TV story from Aug 15, 2013, titled 3. Parents furious over J.C. Penney .... In it, KSL-TV reports that:

A new ad has many parents vowing to steer clear of J.C. Penney for their back-to-school shopping.

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rambler man

Starkville, MS

#1 Aug 16, 2013
that'it JCP. Piss some more people off. Make little kids feel like they don't "fit in" if they don't wear the latest styles. That's why so many schools have uniforms now. Because it makes kids feel like they belong if they look like everyone else. Pretty soon, there's not gonna be anybody left on the planet you haven't offended. Whey don't you just give up, lock the doors, and go home. Maybe JCP getting paid back for all the employees they shafted and let go. Now the ones left are getting run in the ground. But at least they'll all be dressed up, sporting some new name tags and lanyards right! Boy, how many people were let go to finance that! Who's coming up with these ideas?

Since: Feb 13

Logansport, IN

#2 Aug 17, 2013
Ok, I just read the article above and this was the first time I heard about the commercial. If you read the entire article, you find out that the "proof" that there are parents who objected to the commercial due to the bullying nature they are interpreting from the commercial, they cite the jcpenney FB page. Have you ever read that? I stopped reading that a very long time go. It's nothing but a whipping post for all the unhappy people in the world. If anyone wrote anything positive, that person would be verbally attacked.
I think I have to agree with the one lady who said the people who were complaining were using a bully tactic to get their way - what does that say about those same people? I guess they don't like to see how their way of doing things can affect others.
There are so many "offensive" commercials out there on tv when it comes to kids. It is up to the parents to either 1) turn off the tv or 2) be proactive with their children and talk about what is being shown and relate it to their family values. Parents can not protect their children from everything but tv viewing is one thing the parents can and should control in their children's lives.
Kids don't need commercials to know when they "fit in" or not. I think this was directed to those who purchase the clothes to be sure Junior "fits in", not the kids. This probably struck the memories of Moms' own hurt feelings years ago. Teach kids how to deal with this kind of stuff and stop blaming others.
It was stated that JCPenney dropped the commercial early summer so what's the problem about still complaining? Geez.
britlady

Oakley, CA

#3 Aug 20, 2013
Uniforms helped me when I was at school but really no matter what schools and/or parents do there will always be bullying.Advertising may or may not make a mark on some people but it dosn't matter there will always be folks who see bad things in whatever JCPenney do from now on, they probably find enjoyment in it. I am still rooting for the company, hey I always have for the downtrodden :).

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