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'You Can't Sit With Us:' shirt features 'Mean Girls' quote

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A shirt bearing the phrase, "You can't sit with us," a quote from the movie "Mean Girls," is popping up at area stores. A shirt bearing the phrase, "You can't sit with us," a quote from the movie "Mean Girls," is popping up at area stores.
CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

Dozens of students pass through the halls at Peet Junior High School in Cedar Falls, with all different types of clothing. But does the shirt you wear matter?

A shirt stating "You Can't Sit With Us" is hitting Target stores and is from the clothing line from the movie "Mean Girls."

Some people see it as just a quote from the movie, while others say it's promoting bullying.

Ninth-grade student Taylor Winkey has seen students wear the shirt, but she doesn't think it's a big deal.

"I don't find it as a direct insult to the majority of people," said Winkey.

Seventh-grade student Noor Afzal thinks differently.

"I would say it's a little offensive with me, because the point is to stop bullying," Afzal said. "I guess that doesn't really help with it."

At Peet Junior High, bullying has been on the decline, say school officials.

An anti-bullying committee is trying to combat negativity, so guidance counselor Becky Lins sees shirts like this is disappointing.

"I think a lot of times they may see as something that's just funny, but maybe as an adult I see it to be a lot more serious," said Lins.

KWWL reached out to Target and this is what one of the representatives says:

"It is never our intent to offend guests with the products we offer, and we take feedback from guests very seriously. We encourage guests to contact guest relations at 1-800-440-0680 to discuss any questions or concerns."

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