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Whoops! Target Apologizes After Offering 'Manatee' Dresses For Plus-Size Women
Forbes ^ | 04/05/2013 | Jeff Bercovici

Posted on 04/05/2013 10:23:56 AM PDT by mountn man

In the Twitter era, marketers have to be extra careful that what they put on their websites isn't offensive, even unintentionally. It's a lesson Target (TGT) took to heart this week, apologizing for a product-naming discrepancy that some fuller-figured shoppers found offensive.

The kerfuffle started when self-described "Digital Maven" Susan Clemens was shopping on Target.com and noticed an odd thing: The same style of dress in the exact same color was labeled differently depending on the size. The name of the color on the plus-size version was suggestive, and not in a flattering way.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Society
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1 posted on 04/05/2013 10:23:56 AM PDT by mountn man
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To: mountn man

Do we live in an era in which someone will take offense at anything at all??????


2 posted on 04/05/2013 10:25:23 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: mountn man

We need politicians to create more laws and regulations to prevent this sort of thing from happening! Hrumpf! Hrumpf!


3 posted on 04/05/2013 10:26:57 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: mountn man

I would suggest that the offended manatees get a porpoise in life.


4 posted on 04/05/2013 10:29:01 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I take offense at your offense.


5 posted on 04/05/2013 10:29:23 AM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: PAR35
I would suggest that the offended manatees get a porpoise in life.

I'll agree, just for the halibut.

6 posted on 04/05/2013 10:30:26 AM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I was told once I was going to a black tie event! What the hell is that about?


7 posted on 04/05/2013 10:30:57 AM PDT by Madhattan
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To: mountn man
Humanatee photo 53c9389d-7af6-4d88-b04b-a98c2f7bc759.jpg
8 posted on 04/05/2013 10:31:07 AM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Now I’m offended you’d think I might be offended. I’m calling my lawyer.

/s


9 posted on 04/05/2013 10:36:49 AM PDT by matt04
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To: mountn man

Two aisles over you can find it in pachyderm pink.


10 posted on 04/05/2013 10:38:03 AM PDT by WinMod70
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To: WinMod70

How about dromedary drab! That has a nice ring to it!


11 posted on 04/05/2013 10:41:50 AM PDT by Madhattan
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right.


12 posted on 04/05/2013 10:42:04 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: WinMod70

I wonder if they have it in Wooly Mammoth Magenta


13 posted on 04/05/2013 10:44:30 AM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: mountn man

Does this mean Moochies “Orca” line is DOA?


14 posted on 04/05/2013 10:52:00 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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“Yes mam we have what you’re looking for, it’s two isles over in our new Acme Tent and Awning line that was just rolled out last week.”


15 posted on 04/05/2013 10:59:09 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Do we live in an era in which someone will take offense at anything at all?

You tell me

16 posted on 04/05/2013 10:59:37 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: mountn man
Someone's idea of a mean joke? Absolutely not, says Target spokesman Joshua Thomas.

Liar, liar, pants on fire. Never could stand Target because of their trashed out stores and cheap merchandise. Hadn't shopped there in years but decided to give them a second chance about six or seven years ago but they were still as crappy as always. Never again.

17 posted on 04/05/2013 11:02:20 AM PDT by bgill
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To: mylife

The Orca line was DOA when Moochelle found out that Orcas were partly white. Moochelle hates anything white.


18 posted on 04/05/2013 11:04:00 AM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Abathar

19 posted on 04/05/2013 11:06:04 AM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: mountn man

Personally, I think their other plus-size women’s garments are just as telling.

There is the “Jabba” line of burnt orange sweatsuits, and the “Maijin-Boo”, Dragon Ball Z based pink sweatpants, with the “Kirby” version for plus sized tweens.


20 posted on 04/05/2013 11:51:44 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: mountn man; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

21 posted on 04/05/2013 12:10:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: mountn man

Sounds like a great name for what they are!


22 posted on 04/05/2013 12:15:40 PM PDT by dalereed
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"....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."

23 posted on 04/05/2013 12:16:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mountn man; Revolting cat!
Moo Moo is also a bad name for them.

MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

24 posted on 04/05/2013 12:16:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: mountn man

Save a whale, harpoon a fat chick!


25 posted on 04/05/2013 12:17:08 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: FReepers
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26 posted on 04/05/2013 12:59:10 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

So we have a _resident who is robbing us blind and this is what outrages Americans?


27 posted on 04/05/2013 1:48:15 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Got a letter from Gov. Palin in reply to my Dad sending her my picture from a TEA party rally.)
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To: bicyclerepair

You opened the thread. If there aren’t enough threads that interest you find some more and post them.


28 posted on 04/05/2013 1:54:07 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: dalereed

29 posted on 04/05/2013 4:59:24 PM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: a fool in paradise
She ain't heavey, she's my brother!

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Well, at least, she was until the sex change operation.
30 posted on 04/05/2013 6:43:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: mountn man

31 posted on 04/05/2013 9:29:08 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: clearcarbon

If PETA wasn’t a bastion of looney lefty libtardness, They’d be outraged at your picture depicting Chewbacca as a manatee.


32 posted on 04/06/2013 10:34:04 AM PDT by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: mountn man
Have you ever ridden a manatee?

That last sentence is a double entendre.

Who was that female that got busted for riding a manatee in FL?

Darn, another double entendre.

5.56mm

33 posted on 04/06/2013 10:37:08 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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