Skip to comments.Target dress apology: 'Manatee gray' plus-size dress vanishes (Oh the huge Manatee)
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.
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I had to excerpt the article
I hate it when women ask “Does this Manatee Gray Dress make my butt look big?”
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.
How bout elephant grey? Or better, RINO grey.
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.
Hey, if the dress, er shoe, fits . . .
How about “Hippo light charcoal.”
“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”
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!
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
I much prefer the slightly lighter shade, “Pachyderm Gray”.
I wonder if they also stock that dress in, “ Mysticeti blue”.
Or perhaps a lovely “Bovine brown”.
If the muumuu fits...
We should buy one of these dresses for Michelle Obama.
The dress is “seasonal”, do they only sell it during manatee mating season?
Where are manatees going to buy their dresses now?
I hear Target renamed this DRESS color as Moochelle Gray.
No one asked any manatees if they were offended
Does this Manatee Gray Dress make my butt look big?
some of the slobs I’ve seen should be called Hippo Gray.
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.
Hummingbird grey. battleship grey
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)
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.