Friday, June 19, 2009

Truth In Advertizing

image from Target.com

Is it me or do you think it's odd to choose the name "Manatee Gray" for the color of a Plus Sized woman's shirt? Oh and before you all get your knickers in a twist. I'm plus sized and found it ironic and amusing all at the same time.


Target was selling this little gem and I just had to make a comment to you all and to Target about this item. There was a link to allow me to leave feedback on this shirt for other Target buyers. I did leave feedback, but I seriously doubt they will publish it. My feedback went something like this:
"I rated it 5 stars! This is a great shirt. I am especially fond of the color name. Nothing says Plus Sized clothing like naming the color, "Manatee Gray" after a sea cow. Why, as a plus sized woman I like to buy all of my clothing with apt descriptive color names. For example, Beluga Whale White, Elephant Taupe, Scottish Highland Cow Tan, Hippopotamus Purple, Mastodon Black, and let's not forget the ever popular Water Buffalo Navy Blue! Yes. Thank you Target! Thank you for breaking the "Color Barrier" in plus sized women's clothing. I feel better about myself already!"
I hope they have equally appropriate names for other sizes. For example in petites I hope they have Itty Bitty Indigo, Dwarf Red, Micro Mouse Mauve, Munchkin Yellow, etc. Yeah. I know it's not a makeup / beauty post today but I'm stalling until I can get better pictures of some new nail polishes and eye shadows I recently acquired.

23 comments:

  1. LOL that's hilarious. I never noticed that before! I hope that target changes the names of those colors.

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  2. Oh, that's awful!!! True, it's funny in a "so wrong" kind of way =)

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  3. lmfao. that was an excellent comeback to target!!

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  4. Plusish sized too and I find it funny. Some people just don't think before they name things.

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  5. I hate that too. I hate when you're in Lane Bryant and they're playing like "big girl" power anthems. No one who is plus sized wants to hear Fergie screeching "Big Girls Don't Cry" while they are shopping. No one. Its effing demoralizing.

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  6. I hope your witty comment will bring some changes in the 'philosophy' of Target's company...boohoo, so terrible they do that with plus-sized women.

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  7. UGH omg LMAO...you are amazing, my dear Pink.

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  8. As an 'undersized' person, I refuse to wear anything in the shade, "Shrimp".

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  9. How about Midget Maroon? Big Bertha Blue? Or Rubenesque Red for Rounded Bottoms? Yeti Yellow? Sasquatch Sepia? Ok I'll stop.
    Best post ever!

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  10. I personally don't think that they are really trying to insult curvier girls (probably a bit careless) maybe they are going for a cute name...Manatee is indeed gray (Ar least they didn't use elephant or hippo and sea lion is just too long...)


    I think a lot of time things only bothers me when I let it do so...I mean, if they name a size zero chestnut cardigan "brown dwarf"...I will still buy it if it's cute enough.

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  11. At least manatees are cute, Elvira lmao! =D

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  12. Hey, this is hilarious, I love your sense of humour! x

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  13. Hey all. Don't get me wrong. I'm not upset at all about the Manatee thing. I'm just playing up the joke. I seriously don't care what they call their colors because I buy most of my Target clothing in store. They could call it "Lard Ass Gray" for all I care. I wouldn't know unless I looked on line. :-) My feelings are not hurt. My review on the Target website was parody, a joke, silly, etc.

    Becca: LMAO at "Shrimp"!

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  14. LOL! This is why I don't shop at Dress Barn.

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  15. OMG too funny. I almost peed my Whaleshark Grey polka dot pajama pants.

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  16. I lol'd out loud. Well written!

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  17. hell yeh! that's funny as heck! lmao dwarf red! i love it!

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  18. Oh let's not leave out Titanic/Iceberg white.... once again, another chuckle!! cant stop laughing..

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  19. I have sat here for 10 minutes in Hysterics at this entry, OMFG....I luvz you! LMAO xoxox

    Xo~Lindsay F

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  20. Love LOVE this short yet apt rant. Thanks for saying what I'm sure others that saw the color didn't have the ballz to! xo E

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  21. What the frack is wrong with my store? They know better! For the love of cheese that is just wrong. (I claim it as my store because I'm most likely to be spotted there than anywhere else.)

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  22. You scooped everyone, PS! Target just pulled the offending color, FOUR years after you first wrote about it!

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