It’s Just Too Easy

sexy-teesThis just in from the unintended irony department: Bristol Palin has been named a Teen Ambassador for the Candie’s Foundation‘s program “to educate America’s youth about the devastating consequences of teenage pregnancy.” To promote the program, Candie’s sells the T-shirt pictured here.

I have nothing against Bristol Palin. Nor do I have anything against a program to educate teenagers to prevent pregnancy. But irony #1: Damn, that T-shirt makes me hot! And irony #2: “She said in an issued statement that she will consider preventing even one girl from getting pregnant a success”—sort of like an ex-con doing that “scared straight” shtick. Not that someone of her social standing and financial background will suffer the stigma or limitations that a typical teen mother might. So add 1 part disingenousness to those 2 parts irony.

All that aside, the Candie’s Foundation’s program looks pretty good otherwise—apparently sporting neither a left-wing nor right-wing agenda. So I applaud the foundation’s efforts to educate teens; I merely question their judgment in this particular announcement.

5 thoughts on “It’s Just Too Easy

  • May 6, 2009 at 7:12 am

    If they’re into shoes, then they may fail with people who have a foot-shoe fetish.

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  • May 5, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    I don’t know if Candie’s makes shoes. And while I see your point about Seagrams and Jack Daniel’s “educating” about alcoholism, I’m missing any direct connection between shoes and pregnancy.

    (Except for the old hillbilly adage about being barefoot and pregnant, but that seems a stretch.)

    (That and the old joke about preventing pregnancy by putting a rock in the man’s shoe. It makes him limp.)

  • May 5, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    This Candie’s Foundation is part of the company that makes those shoes? As in those rather low-class ones and had an ad campaign with Jenny “Bunk Science” McCarthy on the toilet. Stopping teen pregnancy is great but these people are equal to Seagrams and Jack Daniels trying to “educate” teens the dangers of alcoholism.

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