Fans of funny fashion blogs, rejoice! After a short hiatus during which writer Rachel Kane sorted out her legal options, the gently satirical blog WTForever21 is back, and it’s more amusing than ever. After being threatened with legal action by the vaguely sinister purveyor of sparkly tube tops and Bible verses about a month ago, she thought she was going to have to shutter the whole operation. However, a few talks with her lawyers convinced her that the company had no case whatsoever, and she responded to their threats with some measured letters and deadlines of her own. They failed to respond to any of her responses within the time she allotted, so she took their non-responsiveness to be a tacit admission she was right. She then boldly resumed cracking jokes about their various heinous creations, and the Internet was better for it.
Dear Lovers of Gnarly Fashion:
After two legally baseless cease-and-desist letters from Forever 21, two painstakingly researched responses, and zero substantive replies from Forever 21′s legal team, I have no choice but to interpret the company’s non-responsiveness as an admission that my blog, WTForever21.com, does not infringe any of Forever 21′s rights.
Through my attorneys, Charles Colman of Charles Colman Law, PLLC, and Scott Burroughs of the Doniger/Burroughs Law Firm, I recently imposed my own deadline on Forever 21 which the company has failed to meet. My attorneys and I will not permit Forever 21 to use silence as a strategic tool or intimidation tactic, particularly when the company stood idly by for over a year as I blogged about their design disasters.
As such, please enjoy today’s long-overdue offering of WTFashions. This is a dark defeat for MC Hammer pants, floral jumpsuits and blinged out mini hats, but a joyous triumph for those who like to make fun of them. Which is pretty much anyone with eyes.
With love and lulz,
Hooray! The WTForever21-shaped hole in my heart has now been filled. I guess it just goes to show that sometimes you can stand up to a powerful corporation, if that corporation’s case is such obvious bullshit that it could get their attorneys dis-barred for filing a frivolous lawsuit. Happy mocking, guys.