Friday, April 05, 2013
So I heard on Bob & Tom (radio show) this morning about this story. Apparently someone was greatly offended because they saw the color name "manatee gray" on Target's plus-size clothing. Now Target's scrambling to fix this marketing snafu.
I have to admit, I laughed quite a bit. Not that the person was offended. But over the fact that someone at Target was dumb enough not to think that one through.
However, it looks like that's the color name they use across the board. Towels, sheets, everything...not just plus-sized clothing. So it wasn't like it was directly targeted at that particular item. So that makes it a little better, I guess.
What do you think? Do you think situations like this warrant that kind of reaction? Do you think the person complaining was being oversensitive or spot on?
I'm kind of back and forth on this one, so I thought it would be interesting discussion fodder.
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