August 14th, 2013
08:52 PM ET

Parents claim J.C. Penney ad promotes bullying

Department store J.C. Penney is defending a TV ad that some are saying encourages bullying.

The outrage is directed at one scene – it's very quick – in which a mother explains the importance of buying kids new clothes for the school year.


Seeing that child sitting alone  has caused a number of parents to vent their frustrations on J.C. Penney's Facebook page.

One parent writing:  "Every day kids are made fun of [for] what they do or do not have...and your ad has just added one more thing that a child can be bullied about"

Angry parents say J.C. Penney ad promotes bullying

Do these parents have a point or are they overreacting?

OutFront: Dean Obeidallah, Stephanie Miller, and S.E. Cupp, host of CNN's Crossfire, which debuts September 16th .

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