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J. Crew Caves to Internet Mockery

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In the ongoing tyranny of the internet over mass-market retailers: J. Crew has swapped the image of the model on its women's shoe landing page for a photo where her legs don't look as hairy. If you recall, last week the internet ganged up on J. Crew for featuring what looked like a hairy pair on its website, when, in reality, it was just some grey tights. Following the outcry, the company switched the photos to non-hairy-looking tights (right). This is the second time in as many weeks that the webiverse has wreaked havoc on a mainstream store—last week, an outcry online forced the Gap to change its logo back. [Fashionista]