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April 15, 2013 10:12 AM
Looks like someone over at Target slipped this snark on plus sizes through to their website:

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/fashion/target-manatee-gray-plus-sized-dress-article-1.1308999

They claim "manatee gray" is a seasonal color, but the very same dress in non-plus sizes is listed as "dark heather gray," as you can see in the screen capture in the article. The plus size is apparently $2.99 cheaper, though, so at least bigger customers get a discount for getting dissed.
Edited by sunshinestater On April 15, 2013 10:13 AM
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April 15, 2013 10:13 AM
This was like two weeks ago.

I think it's funny, but I'm an ass like that..
April 15, 2013 10:14 AM
I'm not gonna lie, as a fat lady... I totally find it funny. It's fat-shaming and WRONG, sure, but... I did laugh.
April 15, 2013 10:15 AM
QUOTE:

This was like two weeks ago.

I think it's funny, but I'm an ass like that..


This!!!
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April 15, 2013 10:17 AM
I thik you would have to really be looking for an excuse to be offended by that.
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April 15, 2013 10:18 AM
I'm officially offended.
April 15, 2013 10:20 AM
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I thik you would have to really be looking for an excuse to be offended by that.


This ^^ I think "plus size" would be more offensive.
April 15, 2013 10:21 AM
I thought the whole stink was over the Manatee?
April 15, 2013 10:22 AM
<snort>

okay, perhaps if I wasn't feeling like such a emo bish today I would be offended...I'm sure someone in marketing got fired over this one...but it did illicite a laugh/snort from me.
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April 15, 2013 10:22 AM
That's like Coke changing its recipe. The ensuing poo-storm that erupted was great publicity. If they're saying your name, it's good for business.
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April 15, 2013 10:23 AM
One more incentive to not be in plus size, isn't it? ;)
April 15, 2013 10:24 AM
"Maybe the name isn't the reason you don't feel sexy in your GRAY DRESS FROM TARGET." -Seth Meyers
April 15, 2013 10:25 AM
The thing I immediately pictured when I first read it was the writer/marketing person/whoever slipped it through laughing their ass off.
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April 15, 2013 10:27 AM
People need to get over presumed insults. I'm fat, I'm not offended.
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April 15, 2013 10:48 AM
Sweet jesus people find any reason to be pissed off these days.

What's next? Going after chip venders for selling "family size" packs that can be eaten all in one go by one person!?!?
April 15, 2013 10:51 AM
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"Maybe the name isn't the reason you don't feel sexy in your GRAY DRESS FROM TARGET." -Seth Meyers

^^This. I laughed my a** off watching SNL.
April 15, 2013 10:53 AM
I love watching the hoarding shows, and they always seem to have lots of Target bags among the rubble (probably a few dozen heather and manatee dresses too).
  40567776
April 15, 2013 11:02 AM
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One more incentive to not be in plus size, isn't it? ;)


laugh
April 15, 2013 11:15 AM
QUOTE:

Sweet jesus people find any reason to be pissed off these days.

What's next? Going after chip venders for selling "family size" packs that can be eaten all in one go by one person!?!?


oh god dont give them ideas!
April 15, 2013 11:32 AM
Well the joke is on them as I picked up a lovely 'Swine Pink' plus sized dress for half that price at Kohls.
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April 15, 2013 11:39 AM
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Well the joke is on them as I picked up a lovely 'Swine Pink' plus sized dress for half that price at Kohls.


Tee hee! laugh
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April 15, 2013 11:03 PM
QUOTE:

Well the joke is on them as I picked up a lovely 'Swine Pink' plus sized dress for half that price at Kohls.


ROFL!! laugh
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April 15, 2013 11:10 PM
If I was a Manatee I'd be really upset!!! angry explode grumble laugh laugh wink
Edited by Markguns On April 15, 2013 11:10 PM
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April 15, 2013 11:17 PM
If I saw a label that said Manatee Grey I would like it because I like manatees and it never would have occurred to me that someone was referring to me as a manatee.....jeeez....
April 15, 2013 11:18 PM
If I saw a label that said Manatee Grey I would like it because I like manatees and it never would have occurred to me that someone was referring to me as a manatee.....jeeez....

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