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Broke Is the New Black Shirt: Brilliant or Baffling?

If you don't know anyone who hasn't been affected by the recession, then you're certainly an anomaly. More people are struggling with financial stability and are being open about it than before, which I'm guessing is the thought process behind this Broke Is The New Black racerback tank ($24).

I get that it's trying to make a cheeky statement about the state of things, but I'm not so sure about sending a message that being broke is in. What do you think about this concept — is it brilliant or baffling?

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beardlakeisha beardlakeisha 5 years
I think it degrades african american people and they should have picked another color. Cause I wanted to run a white girl over for having one of the shirts on yesterday. I still don't know what it means. I read the little bio and it still doesn't explain. I don't think it's cute at all
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
Agree with posts 1 and 5. Tacky and ridiculous.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
The shirt itself is more baffling than the saying on it...who the hell would pay $24 for a tank top??
JenDeck711 JenDeck711 8 years
I saw a girl rocking this at Coachella and thought it was the greatest thing ever. I don't think it's intended to be insensitive, but rather a sign of embracing the times. $24 is not outrageous. The "idiot" is the girl featured in the latest Maxed Out...whatta mess.
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 8 years
it's a joke tee... i think it's funny.
J-Rabbit J-Rabbit 8 years
Agreed!
margokhal margokhal 8 years
This is so lame. It may be more common with the downturn of the economy to find people who are struggling, but to turn it into some kind of pop trend seems a little...insensitive? Tacky? Not only that, if you happen to be one of the broke...YOU WON'T HAVE $24 TO BUY THIS!!! The people who made this are idiots.
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