About a month ago I wrote about Rachel Kane, the girl who runs WTForever21, a blog that pokes fun at Forever 21′s often ridiculous clothing. Forever 21 had contacted her, demanding she take her site down before they press legal charges, and I was pretty sure she would have to do it because of Forever 21′s monstrous legal department and capabilities. It was pretty much a huge infringement on her First Amendment rights.
BUT. This awesome girl totally stood up to Forever 21, hired lawyers and is back in action!
She posted her first post-hiatus entry on Tuesday. Here’s what it said:
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,
I love this! Power to the little guy. Rachel, you rock. Check out the site, now back in action, here and get your head shaking on.