Walmart "Junior" Panties Suggest That Your Genitals Are Better Than Credit Cards

Over at Feministing, a reader noticed these panties in the “juniors” section at the Wal-Mart on Kildare Farms Road in Cary, NC.

While we can’t disagree with the strict literal interpretation of the message, perhaps Walmart should consider printing it on a wallet, rather than on panties meant for teenage girls. The whole prostitution angle is clouding the message of fiscal responsibility. Hey, it’s just a suggestion.

(Photo:Feministing)(Thanks,Tormolen!)

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  1. Juliekins says:

    Wow. Gross. That’s at least as gross as the Aberzombie kiddie thong underpants, maybe even more gross. Nothing says “family values” like the implication that your preteen should peddle her ass for cash rather than using a credit card.

  2. sonichghog says:

    Its a good thing isn’t it. Teaching kids early how to avoid using credit cards.

    /so going to hell for that one/

  3. SaveMeJeebus says:

    I am patiently waiting for the “some call it stalking, I call it love” phrase to come on boxer shorts. Nothing quite epitomizes tact and class like Wal-Mart.

  4. tokenblackgirl says:

    I’ve always thought my vagina was a Black AmEx now i can announce it to my potential beau and never have to take off my panties.

  5. 7j6cei says:

    Better than that… Waiting for the pair of panties that says “It’s my Britney B!#$h….”

    lol

  6. DrGirlfriend says:

    Walmart censors movies and music, but carries a product that suggests that underage girls use their genitals instead of money?

  7. youbastid says:

    Ah, Walmart. Family values for all!

  8. Daemon_of_Waffle says:

    Isn’t ass-peddling the new social media craze? Like Twitter, but retro and hip.

  9. Half Beast says:

    Hahahaha.
    Nelly was doing it wrong…

  10. Project Thanatos says:

    From consumer whores to actual whores! GG Walmart

  11. Pylon83 says:

    If you don’t like them, don’t buy them for your kid. Just because some people find them offensive shouldn’t stop those who don’t from purchasing them.

  12. Adam Hyland says:

    @Pylon83:

    oh, this drivel again. no one is suggest state censorship. We are suggesting that wal-mart be shamed for promoting underage sex and prostitution. It’s all the more discusting because of their sanctimonious stance on many other issues.

  13. girly says:

    @Hyland: Thank you!

    It’s not that they should be legally prevented, they should just be prevented by their own sense of decency.

    Gross!

  14. GothamGal says:

    @Pylon83:

    Seriously? Didn’t you get the memo about the editing of CDs by WalMart? Don’t you find it a tad ironic that you can’t say whore on a CD, but it’s OK to advertise to preteens to be one?

    With that said, I’ve seen this message before, written with a sharpie on my hubby’s undies, but at least he doesn’t censor my CD collection!

  15. 3drage says:

    I can see the marketing meeting now. “Lindsey and Britney aren’t wearing panties, how on earth are we going to get teens to keep buying them?” A brief silence falls on the room, and the creepy guy in the back says. “Aha! I have it, slut panties!”

    Be on the look out for mesh panties that overlay a fake tramp stamp on the small of the back. “For girls under 18 who know what they are going to do in life.”

  16. Eilonwynn says:

    My partner and I saw them in a Walmart in Northwestern PA about a month ago. Partner was sufficiently upset that a manager was summoned, and freaking out occured, but no resolution.

  17. Pancakes?? FRENCH TOAST!! says:

    all these comments so far and nobody has mentioned the fact that embroidery has two periods.

    And “juniors” doesn’t mean “children.”

    • Allison Wunderland says:

      Actually, what they’re suggesting is an ellipsis . . .

      But they’re actually posing a question, which would be punctuated with a question mark (?).

      • seegull says:

        Actually, no one is emitting any words from the embroidery unless that word happens to be something along the lines of “prostitute.”

        The original poster of the comment was only making an observation. It’s only what one would expect at Wal-Mart.

  18. yamish says:

    my 8-year-old daughter is totally getting these and a bratz doll in her stocking this year. i think her childhood has lasted long enough.

  19. rrrebo says:

    Who comes up with this stuff? Who approves this product to go to production and actually be distributed. It boggles the mind. Some company actually chose to make these. And Wal-Mart chooses to distribute them.

    This is a perfect addendum to the Wal-Mart Business Plan:

    1. Fuck your community. We’re coming, with either 1 store or 2, or however many it takes to get around the pitiful little “laws” you pass in a futile attempt to keep us out.
    2. Fuck your local businesses. We will under-sell them, and ruin them, leaving no competition in town.
    3. Fuck your ecology. We will drain protected wetlands to make room for our stores. See also #1.
    4. Fuck your local workforce. We’ll underpay them, offer shitty “benefits,” and force them to work unpaid overtime by locking them into the stores overnight. They’ll be forced to suck it up and take it in the ass because there won’t be any other jobs in the area. See also #2 and #1.
    5. Fuck your daughters and your values. We’ll corrupt your daughters and make them money-grubbing whores who will never make anything of themselves and will be forced to work for us for the rest of their miserable small-town lives.

  20. homerjay says:

    Oh now they’re just taunting us.
    You continue to one-up youselves, WalMart. What’s next?

  21. boxjockey68 says:

    Way to go walfart, another ultra classy move

  22. And have we come to expect anything better from WalMart? Nope.

  23. BlondeGrlz says:

    @3drage: I was going to summon outrage for implying having a lower back tattoo makes me slutty.

    But I was laughing to hard. Hilarious.

  24. hubris says:

    @Eilonwynn: One wonders what you were doing cruising the girl’s underwear aisle. :)

  25. fizzyg says:

    I don’t think they have just ‘adult’ undies though. It’s like juniors and granny panties. I’m fairly sure these aren’t in the kids’ undies section. Still amusing that they’ll carry these but not certain music selections.

  26. AnastasiaBeaverhousen says:

    Those are horrible! I see the humor… but honestly what does this say about our society? or more importantly what message is this sending to young girls and boys?

  27. Daemon_of_Waffle says:

    They should offer two others with the following written:

    Cash is best..

    Can’t touch this without the cash..

  28. protest says:

    i leave for you all, lyrics from a hugely popular r&b song, sung by a 16 year old girl:

    “I got them boys chasing me trying to make me the one
    When I’m out shopping it’s like having a gun
    Whatever I want I get, got them boys caught up”

    Walmart is following a greater trend. not to say they don’t still suck for it.

  29. DrGirlfriend says:

    Fine, Then WalMmart censors music while carrying products urging women of all ages who can fit into juniors panties to use their genitals instead of money.

    FWIW, I don’t associate Juniors with children, but with teens.

  30. DorothyZbornak says:

    OMG, that’s the Wal-Mart I used to go to when I lived in that area!

    In related gross Wal-Mart kiddie undie news, they also sell padded bras for little girls. That’s right, you can train those little boobies from jump to make great cleavage. Sick!

  31. uricmu says:

    Probably pays better than a job at walmart

  32. BugMeNot2 says:

    If you read way down in the comments, someone notes that on the back of the underwear it says:

    “..when you’ve got SANTA”

    Doesn’t that change the meaning just a BIT???

  33. SoCalGNX says:

    These go well with the Ashley and whats her name twin clothes they sell. Geared for young girls, they are called “s**twear” by more than one parent.

  34. ninjatales says:

    Personally speaking, I don’t think those panties have the ability to give camel toes.

  35. ninjatales says:

    Uggg sick. I just realized it was for juniors.

  36. cde says:

    @BugMeNot2: In some stores, its actually “..when you’ve got SATAN”.

    But all that changes the meaning to is that she’ll give it up to Santa/Pimp and not everyone.

  37. royal72 says:

    @BugMeNot2: it should say on the inside “…when you’ve got a pussy like this.” come on guys, it’s so obvious.

  38. PølάrβǽЯ says:

    @Consumerist: “…perhaps Walmart should consider printing it on a wallet, rather than on panties meant for teenage girls. The whole prostitution angle is clouding the message of fiscal responsibility.”

    That kinda goes along with the “It’s not whoring if you do it for free” T-shirt.

    I’d kill my teenage sister if she ever wore either.

  39. SacraBos says:

    Okay, now I have a visual of some teen having a non-credit transaction with some fat old bastard in a red suit in some small sooty location.

    Merry Christmas to you, too, Wal-Mart.

  40. Raanne says:

    good lord people. juniors is not childrens. juniors clothes fit highschool through college age women (usually). and *some* middleschool children.

    That being said, underwear isn’t even something that is that size specific. you will have 20yr – 30yr olds buying these. its not like its specifically for 12 yr old girls.

  41. mandarin says:

    Umm i thought the craze was not wearing underwear at all…..

  42. chickenpotpy says:

    These’ll go great with my “Daddy’s Li’l Porn Star” cami!

  43. cde says:

    @aaron8301: O_o Seriously? SRSLY? I WANT that shirt. Does it come in man sizes?

    (And I also want the “Some call it stalking, I call it Love” shirt, but I guess thats just the type of guy I am)

  44. gingerCE says:

    Uh-actually I think they’re kinda cute. If I bought clothes at Walmart, I might buy these panties. I think the message is kinda anti-shopaholic which I like.

    Also, Raanne is right, juniors isn’t kids. I’m an adult and I wear juniors. Juniors sizes are more or less the same as woman’s (maybe slightly smaller). I have family members still in college and they all wear junior size clothing.

    The irony is by the posting here, I bet these panties are gonna be top sellers and end up on ebay fetching more for their notoriety. Now I’m definitely getting a pair.

  45. MatthewVA says:

    Provocative, funny sayings are one thing, but this is just in poor taste. Tsk tsk Sam Fam.

  46. MauriceReeves says:

    Never did I think I would find Frederick’s of Hollywood to be a bastion of decent morality in this world…oh, and they should totally package this with a fake tramp stamp kit so our little girls can use them together.

  47. Daemon_of_Waffle says:

    @aaron8301: Your teenage sister probably is wearing these things; you just don’t know.

  48. soldstatic says:

    i think its implying that instead of going out and spending money, you could stay home and pet your kitty

  49. darkclawsofchaos says:

    After one buys it, who reads it? Well besides the other girls in the locker room before gym… oh highschool… our gym teachers were insensitive morons… They would discuss locker room problems in front of everyone in class, be it spitting in the boys locker room to brassiere snapping in the girls, why didn’t they say it in the locker rooms instead in class, who knows

  50. MusicLand says:

    The funny thing is that the panties are right on the money – you don’t have to worry about all the fees and changing rates associate with credit cards if you live by this philosophy I guess.

    Or maybe this is a new way Walmart is trying to help young women avoid credit card debt… No? Well, maybe since I’ve been working with unfaircreditacardfees.com I’ve got it on the brain, but this is the Consumerists – and they were live-blogging the hearings in Washington on credit card practices the other days.

    I guess there are ways to avoid interchange fees and there are ways to avoid interchange fees… I find it somewhat sexist though myself – where’s the male version?
    Just sayin.

  51. girly says:

    @gingerCE: you’re going to buy them because you are anti-shopaholic?

  52. Eilonwynn says:

    @omerhi: They were right on the aisle end of a rack. *shrug*. I was only at walmart under threat of torture (like that store isn’t torture enough) from a grandmother who wanted help xmas shopping for my 8 younger cousins. She thought they were cute. (The woman’s certifiably out of her mind.)

  53. ElizabethD says:

    @yamish: For the win!

    True confessions: I spent my lunch hour at Wal-Mart getting some stocking stuffers for our teen and adult kids. And a DVD of “It’s a Wonderful Life” to replace the old VHS version. The shopping experience itself wasn’t bad, but the cashiers were slow, unfriendly, and prone to making mistakes that the supervisor had to override with her key. I know: I shouldn’t expect more, based on the low pay they get from Wally.

  54. lisaraine says:

    Gas, grass or ass, nobody rides for free.

    The only way these abominations could be redeemed was if each panty was embedded with a sophisticated chip that let someone track the buyers down so the purchasing parent would be sterilized.

  55. lisaraine says:

    Oh Geez!
    And the genius who designed these doesn’t even know what a proper ellipsis looks like!

    How bad would it suck if your job was to proofread type treatments on panties at walmart?

  56. ChristopherDavis says:

    So if you use these for a purchase, do you need to show ID or just the underwear?

  57. emt888 says:

    You stay classy Wal-Mart…

  58. Fujikopez says:

    I wonder how many people will use credit cards to purchase these.

  59. Jordan Lund says:

    @ LISARAINE

    Meh, it’s a living..

  60. nutbastard says:

    “Who needs credit cards” is a far cry from “Im a prostitute”.

    Honestly I don’t know HOW you girls can spot things like this and blow them up into things they aren’t.

    Cute panties BTW.

  61. shades_of_blue says:

    @yamish: OMG that made me laugh, sadly it’s soo true.

    My friend’s soon to be step daughter, who’s around 8 was showered with Bratz dolls for her birthday. And I just looked at him with disgust for allowing her to play with those whorish dolls…

  62. DuckFOO says:

    Women use sex all the time to get what they want. I see those panties as truth in advertising.

  63. Sherryness says:

    I’ve always thought more highly of my person than I thought of my credit cards. That includes my vagina. Maybe the message on the panties have to do with valuing your self-worth over consumerism and materialism. Naaahhhhhh…. I’m just kidding. I still do have a high opinion of my vagina, though.

  64. therealhomerjaysimpson says:

    This is yet another example of the meaningless “news” this site posts. OK, the garments aren’t for everyone. Don’t like ‘em, don’t buy ‘em.

    Pretty simple.

    If it’s not your sense of humor, no one is forcing you to purchase them. If enough people don’t buy them, or similarly adorned undies, they’ll go away.

    Next….

  65. mungojerry says:

    @THEREALHOMERJAYSIMPSON:
    Oh, please, not this shabby old defense.

    “If you don’t like Nazi shirts being sold, don’t buy them”. (But people are buying them, so it must be “OK”!)

    Back under your rock…

  66. KingCool says:

    First off, this was linked from a FEMINIST site, so of COURSE the OP was gonna have a problem with ANYTHING that even HINTS at the phallacracy of American society.

    Secondly, apparently there is a punchline on the reverse which reads (as was pointed out a few posts back) …When you have SANTA! This gives a whole new meaning to the front. But like so many other facets of the media these days, its much more fun to leave shit out that tells the whole story and skew it to fit your agenda.

    Third, LIGHTEN THE FUCK UP. They’re fucking panties fer OPTIMUS PRIME’s sake! And Christmas panties, at that, so they will only be worn about 3 times and then forgotten.

    Next, someone will be bitching because they reference Santa Claus, a wholly secular/Christian entity. Talk about your Politically Incorrect. Maybe they should say (front) “Who needs credit cards..” (back)”..when you get gifts during the many diverse cultural celebrations held in the month of December.”

  67. JAYEONE says:

    Annnd…reason number 73,298 to not spend your $$ at Wal-Mart.

  68. cde says:

    @KingCool: Uhh… I don’t remember reading about Santa in the bible… Or hearing anything other then “avoid the temptation of the false idol that detracts from the true meaning of Christmas, Christs Birth” (which I then mumble that Christ was not born in december)

  69. sleepeatread says:

    These are going to make a sweet stocking stuffer…

  70. Trackback says:

    Wal-Mart is teaching little girls that they can sell their body for money by selling kids panties with the saying “Who Needs Credit Cards” on…

  71. frugalchick says:

    Removed from shelves!
    [www.foxnews.com],2933,316580,00.html

  72. KingCool says:

    @cde:
    My point was that Jews and Kwanzaacans etc. do NOT identify Santa Claus (i.e. Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, Sinter Klaus, Father Christmas, Pere Noel) as an icon of the Holiday season the same as Christians and secular ppl. But maybe it’s different where you live. Maybe little Jewish kids go and sit on Santa’s lap at the mall and ask for eight things…

    Happy Festivus to all, and to all a good night.

  73. failurate says:

    I am fairly certain that one of the Marts (Wal or K) used to have a brand of men’s underwear called… “The Family Diner”.

    I know I saw them in store, but now can’t seem to find a verifying source.

  74. Trackback says:

    Feministing.com brings news of something new for sale at Wal-Mart: sexism in the shape of girls’ underwear. These dainty underthings are for sale at Wal-Mart, encouraging girls to use their bodies, not their brains! Now, let’s try to get this straight.

  75. ANoel says:

    What has wings and sucks blood?

    Maxi Ultra.

    Next in the “Truth in Advertising” category…
    Maxi Ultra surprinted with “Fuck Off”.

  76. 1GODFAN says:

    I don’t see what the big deal is. When I saw them I immediately thought that it was a joke saying that Santa (mom and dad) would bring them everything they needed instead of running up a credit card. I had to read some of the comments to figure how why everyone was up in arms.Maybe my mind isn’t in the gutter though.

  77. spywyatt says:

    i understand walmart in general is evil, but the walmart near lsu in baton rouge is one of the best shopping experiences. everyone is obnoxiously nice and they overstock on typical college foods. it is sad, but they are better than the others near campus.

  78. ZekeSulastin says:

    @BugMeNot2, 1GodFan: Of course nobody is going to post the other picture! How the hell do you expect to draw traffic without sensationalism?

  79. 1GODFAN says:

    I know that I would rather have my daughter wear the hidden panties rather than have her say the 4 letter words that come out of some of these “righteous” peoples’ mouth. That’s where the real trash is. I got her a robe last year from Walmart that says “Dear Santa, I want everything” From the way some of you think, I guess she wants every thing sexual.