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Target dress apology: 'Manatee gray' plus-size dress vanishes (Oh the huge Manatee)
Los Angeles Times ^ | April 5, 2013, 7:59 a.m. | Amy Hubbard

Posted on 04/05/2013 8:47:02 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative

Target has apologized for referring to its "plus-size kimono maxi dress" as manatee gray. This is a mammal, after all, that is sometimes referred to as a sea cow.

An irritated shopper tweeted what many saw as an insult. Regular sizes were "dark heather gray," but the plus size got the "manatee" label. It didn't take long for Target to zap the plus-size gaffe from its website and issue an apology.

A spokeswoman told Today.com on Thursday the retailer was sorry for "any discomfort" and never intended to offend. Spokeswoman Jessica Deede noted that this color was "seasonal" at Target, and a check of the website revealed that many products came in manatee gray.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: manatee; target
You can't make this stuff up!

I had to excerpt the article

1 posted on 04/05/2013 8:47:02 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

I hate it when women ask “Does this Manatee Gray Dress make my butt look big?”


2 posted on 04/05/2013 8:48:20 PM PDT by CWCoop
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To: Paleo Conservative

What would we do without “irritated shoppers” who tweet? Sounds to me like this moron needs to get a job or a hobby. Maybe both.


3 posted on 04/05/2013 8:49:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: Paleo Conservative

How bout elephant grey? Or better, RINO grey.


4 posted on 04/05/2013 8:51:45 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Now if Target had a guy with a tuba playing a tune as they walked out of the store in their Manatee tent, THEN they’d have something to complain about.


5 posted on 04/05/2013 8:53:12 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Paleo Conservative
That was on this morning's Silliness Thread.
6 posted on 04/05/2013 8:53:47 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Paleo Conservative

7 posted on 04/05/2013 8:54:07 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Hey, if the dress, er shoe, fits . . .


8 posted on 04/05/2013 8:54:43 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Paleo Conservative

How about “Hippo light charcoal.”


9 posted on 04/05/2013 8:56:05 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
so "plus-size kimono maxi dress" isn't insulting, but "manatee gray" is...
10 posted on 04/05/2013 9:03:36 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: CWCoop

“I hate it when women ask “Does this Manatee Gray Dress make my butt look big?”

My usual answer is, “No, it makes your head looks smaller”


11 posted on 04/05/2013 9:03:47 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I had a shirt in the early 90’s that was black and white but I didn’t think anything of it, I just liked the shirt. I was in college and someone laughed and said “you’re wearing a cow shirt”. I looked down and realized it did look cow-print like. I said “Hey, are you calling me fat?” It was a size medium - 6, so although not plus size, girls can get very self-conscious. The guy said “ No, you’re not fat but it draws attention to your utters!” Ha Ha Ha I never wore that shirt again!


12 posted on 04/05/2013 9:15:52 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Paleo Conservative

It actually looks more like “Battleship Grey” but of course then you have the femi-nazi’s implying that we are saying they are as BIG as a Battleship’s


13 posted on 04/05/2013 9:32:34 PM PDT by Huskr4Bush
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To: Paleo Conservative

I much prefer the slightly lighter shade, “Pachyderm Gray”.


14 posted on 04/05/2013 9:49:22 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I wonder if they also stock that dress in, “ Mysticeti blue”.


15 posted on 04/05/2013 9:51:33 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Or perhaps a lovely “Bovine brown”.


16 posted on 04/05/2013 9:52:13 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Free goodies for all -- Freedom for none.)
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To: DManA

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


17 posted on 04/05/2013 10:33:48 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Paleo Conservative

If the muumuu fits...


18 posted on 04/05/2013 10:38:09 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

We should buy one of these dresses for Michelle Obama.


19 posted on 04/05/2013 11:15:19 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Paleo Conservative

The dress is “seasonal”, do they only sell it during manatee mating season?


20 posted on 04/05/2013 11:17:33 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Paleo Conservative

Where are manatees going to buy their dresses now?


21 posted on 04/05/2013 11:21:47 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Paleo Conservative

I hear Target renamed this DRESS color as Moochelle Gray.


22 posted on 04/05/2013 11:49:44 PM PDT by FreedomGuru (Without Life nothing else matters.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

No one asked any manatees if they were offended


23 posted on 04/06/2013 1:59:04 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: CWCoop

Does this Manatee Gray Dress make my butt look big?”

some of the slobs I’ve seen should be called Hippo Gray.


24 posted on 04/06/2013 3:01:03 AM PDT by bikerman ("A gun is like a parachute. If you need one and don't have it you wont need one again.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Any manatee would look MIGHTY fine in that dress.

I think what bothers the fat lesbians is that the word ‘manatee’ should be “womanatee.” They’d buy that.


25 posted on 04/06/2013 4:00:31 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Hummingbird grey. battleship grey


26 posted on 04/06/2013 4:18:49 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: ronnie raygun

What’s that old saying about “truth in advertising”?

If it walks like a duck, looks like a duck, it sure as hell isn’t a chicken. Same goes for “Manatee Gray”, if you’re built like an Mantee then ya might as well dress like one too. (sarc)


27 posted on 04/06/2013 5:44:46 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Paleo Conservative

Years ago, I was with my scouts swimming in the Suwanee river in Florida near the crystal springs. There were said to sometimes be manatees in the river.

From the tree arching out over the river one of the scouts raised the hue and cry......Manatee, manatee!! The scouts ran up the tree to look.

OOPs! never mind. It’s just Mr. Bert.


28 posted on 04/06/2013 5:48:19 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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