The Top 10 Most Controversial T-Shirts of 2013...So Far

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The Children's Place 'Best Subjects' T-Shirt
As mentioned above, this week, the Children's Place faced intense social media backlash, as people accused the retailer of promoting ... more 
Photo by: Facebook
The Children's Place 'Best Subjects' T-Shirt
As mentioned above, this week, the Children's Place faced intense social media backlash, as people accused the retailer of promoting sexism. "Guess what? You offended everyone with a brain! Can you explain what your intent was, if not to insult the intelligence of girls and women around the world?" wrote one of the thousands of commenters on the company's Facebook page. On Monday, the retailer pulled the shirt from its shelves in response to the outcry. "It has come to our attention that some of you view our Best Subjects T-shirt as insensitive towards girls and women," read its statement. "This was not our intent. There are countless women in all walks of life who excel in math, including our very own CEO." Still, by Wednesday, the Children's Place continued to face consumer backlash. "I am so disappointed by this shirt and ANY shirt from ANY company that furthers stereotypes like this," wrote one fuming customer on Facebook. "I am glad that the shirt was removed, but honestly who ever thought it was a good idea? Especially from a company with a female CEO." less 
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Wed, Aug 7, 2013 1:00 PM EDT
Rihanna has good reason to shine bright like a diamond! On July 31, a London judge ruled in the popstar's favor in a lawsuit she brought against British fast-fashion retailer Topshop for featuring a photo of her on a graphic T-shirt without the singer's consent. The UK-based retailer isn't the only clothing company to get into hot water over controversial cotton tees recently. In fact, companies seem to get stuck in similarly sticky situations on the reg. Check out some of the most scandalous, slimy and sexy T-shirt's to hit the market and stir the pot in the past few months.- Lauren Tuck, Shine Staff