Skip to comments.Target apologizes for label on plus-size dress ("Manatee Grey" dress)
Posted on 04/05/2013 8:33:04 AM PDT by Perdogg
Some Target shoppers say a label that listed the color of a plus-size dress as "manatee gray" was insulting.
The label for the same dress in smaller sizes described it as "dark heather gray."
The color switch-a-roo was noticed by online shopper Susan Clemens, who promptly captured images of the color titles and tweeted it at Target.
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Fatties need to get over their fat selves....sheesh, another certified victims group.
I guess “Corpulent Crimson” is out of the question?
Is this where the wookie gets her tents?
For some reason I find this quite hilarious.
If I were Target I wouldn’t even worry about it. The overwhelming number of Americans (judging by the results of the last election) who even know what a manatee is is probably quite small.
I remember when I was a kid, there was an actual section of the little girls dress department called “Chubettes.” I bet they don’t have THAT anymore!
Lard Ass Lavender.
So do I.
No...that would be Omar’s Outlet.
Sears “Husky” brand.
Now that’s what a “heather gray” manatee looks like! LOL
Being a male, I really only recognize 4-5 colors. But it amazes me the thousands of color names there are out there.
I couldn't find a dark heather grey paint. There were dark heather grey clothes, and they looked like lots of different greys to me.
Sea Cow Crimson?
To the continually insulted:
OH, stop with the apologies already. Apologizing costs you nothing, and it does nothing for the person you offended.
Demanding one also usually engenders insincerity (ya think?) without salving your delicate feeeeelings about the matter, anyway.
Grow some adulthood, for Heaven’s sake.
Unless you’re willing to take up dueling pistols at dawn, just endure it.
Stop being a nation of wusses looking for offense in other peoples’ every word and deed.
Whatever happened to having a sense of humor about this stuff? Sheesh!
Gone with the wind and the hugh manatee, I guess.
Is there a “Kraken Black”?
Who uses the word *Puce* anymore?
True Story: A b*tch customer service rep. at JCPenney’s last week saw me in the young women’s section, and basically tried to escort me out of there by saying “I don’t think you’ll find your size here” (I’m a Size 10 dress/blouse but had a bulky Redskins sweatshirt that day!)
I looked at her and said that I was looking for something for my niece but that I appreciated her ignorant remark.
She turned pale white.
I came home and subsequently canceled by JCPenney’s gold card.
Disgusting history lesson:
Puce was a popular color centuries ago because *fleas* were not visible on it...and everybody had fleas.
Puce is the French word for flea.
The color is said to be the color of the bloodstains remaining on linen or bedsheets, even after being laundered, from a flea’s droppings or after a flea has been killed.
(And Plus+++++++++ is a “complimentary” label in its place? Why don’t women just complain left and right for anything other than “petite” and “petite plus” so that we continue to protect “sensibilities” at all costs in this culture)
Was this at Montgomery Mall?
(Target's lost my shopping anyway -- aside from this supposed "controversy")
Oh just gimme the moo moo.
I know plenty of heavy people and they're wonderful. I say nothing...They know all by themselves that they're fat. Their weight just isn't a big deal to them.
Michelle is NOT their mother and it's none of the government's business.
All the PC cr** is only proof that we cover for these people.
I can't imagine what Dr. Oz makes from kickbacks from everything he sells.
dark heather gray, dark heffer gray, who would have noticed?
"Hi there. Are you a large person? Pleasantly plump? A little on the hefty side, perhaps? Well, let's face it: Are you FAT? When you go jogging, do you leave pot-holes? When you make love, do you have to give directions? At the zoo, do the elephants throw YOU peanuts? Do you look at a menu and say 'OK'? Well, now, you can eat all you want, because at Thornton Melon's "Tall & Fat" stores, we've got you covered. That's right. Fine woolen, and woolen-blend suits and sport coats, in all the larger sizes - husky, stout, extra-stout, and the new Hindenburg line. And for you ladies we have caftans, muumuus, and our own exclusive A-frame in all colors and patterns. Yes, we have miles and miles of fabric. So take it from me, Thornton Melon, if you want to look thin, you hang out with fat people."
There is a woman’s line of clothes called Sag Harbor.
St. Charles Towne Center, Waldorf.
Oh, no, you must have missed the memo. There’s no such thing as fat anymore. It’s.....”curvy.” /s
Is the SCALE of this change nationWIDE, or is it limited to the LARGEST, HEAVILY populated centers?
Only the government can say you’re fat and get away with it. If you tell someone they’re fat.....you’re some kind of criminal.
Hey Now ! We prefer “Reubenesque”. ;-P
That actually makes more sense, LOL.
Oops. I meant to spell it “Rubenesque”. My original spelling would just mean having eaten too many Reuben sandwiches.
LOL have a great weekend!
It could have been “Whale Grey.”
Happy weekend to you, as well
Or Hindenburg Gray.
Or Moochelle Grey.
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