Looking for a lovely pair of underwear for showing off your Boston College spirit? No problem — just cover your behind with a pair of Boston College undies from Victoria’s Secret’s Collegiate Pink line.
However, you might want to keep your undies under wraps (which is usually a good idea anyways). According to the Boston Herald, not everyone at the Catholic college is thrilled that Victoria’s Secret has included Boston College in the list of schools for their new college-themed collection. These new products feature the names of schools emblazoned on sweatpants, T-shirts, shorts, and yes, underwear. Products with the names of about 30 schools — including Boston College — are available. In exchange for this partnership, the schools receive an undisclosed amount.
What’s the fuss? Well, since Boston College is a Catholic and fairly conservative school, some feel that it’s thoroughly inappropriate for the school to partner with Victoria’s Secret. Although the college products themselves are not racy, the company is well known for marketing racy lingerie and other sexy products. As critics have pointed out, the college products have been displayed in the store in full view of not-so-Catholic attire. Read the rest of this entry »