Target slammed for ‘inappropriate’ children’s shirt

In a move that has divided many, Target has removed a line of t-shirts for young girls after it was

In a move that has divided many, Target has removed a line of t-shirts for young girls after it was labelled “sexist” and “insulting”.

The little pink batman-themed shirt was being sold for $12 and featured “Batgirl to-do-list”, which included “Dryclean cape. Wash Batmobile. Fight crime. Save the world.”

Apparently, the list was deemed extremely offensive by thousands of people who branded is rude and sexist.

“Target, can you explain why you are selling something as offensive as this in your stores currently?” one mother wrote to Target on Facebook.

“What message are you intending on sending to young girls? I’m insulted that you present a future where our daughters need to complete their ‘home duties’ before they can go out and save the world.

“We know that working mothers still do more housework than their spouses, we don’t need you to perpetuate this inequity.”

So is the shirt really that bad or is this political correctness gone mad?

Since folding to the pressure and removing the shirt from stores, Target has been flooded with more complaints but this time by people who are annoyed that Target gave in the “small minded people”.

“Put it back on the shelves. If they don’t like it, they don’t have to buy it. This minority needs to toughen up,” said one commenter.

“Pathetic! You need to stop pandering to a few social justice warriors and let people decide for themselves if they want to buy the item or not,” said another.

The offending t-shirt.
The offending t-shirt.

Target released a statement saying it was sorry for offending people, but should they really have been forced into it?

“After reviewing and reading our customers concerns on the Batgirl tee, we have decided to remove the shirt from our stores. It was never Target’s intention to offend our customers with this item.”

Do you think this shirt is offensive? Would you let your grandchild wear it?

  1. anne sayer  

    What is wrong with some people there is nothing wrong with the t.shirt i would let my grandaughter wear this get a life people and stop this bloody small minding

      • Angela Brown  

        I agree also….get a life!

    • J.Loehr  

      pl do have too much time on there hands that socalled political correctness is taken over

  2. Colleen Jones  

    I honestly don’t see how this could offend, just make belief being bat girl, no harm in’s telling girls they can be bat girl as well as batman, no harm there. We all have a to do list, part of life, teaching girls early to organize, no harm there either. Maybe if they had of done one for boys to, it may have been more received.

  3. Trish  

    It is up to people themselves whether or not they buy the shirt. Why can’t the people who like it buy it? If you don’t like it don’t! How easy.

  4. David  

    What a stuffed up world we now live in,please lets get rid of those crazy do-gooders.

    • Jill Carter  

      As my mother would say What is the world coming to we are getting tooooooooo precious.

  5. phil  

    Here we go again since when was having dry cleaning done washing a car housework, lighten up, no wonder kids dont know was fun is, all PC activists are wankers.I teach my grandchildren boys and girls dont take offence, fire back with a smart reply

  6. Brian Abbott  

    Where can I jump of this ridiculously silly world. Take me back to my childhood 60 years ago where none of this crap existed. And put them back on the shelf Target, or you join the growing list of gutless wonders bowing to extremists.

    • Sandra biggs  

      What is wrong with some people these days lighten up and enjoy life! I think the tshirt is great and would buy it for my 4 granddaughters in a heartbeat. Please don’t give in again Target

  7. cheryl brown  

    not offensive at all

    • wesley prentice  

      Absolutely correct, nothing wrong at all, this is getting really absurd,

  8. Shantaram  

    For crying out loud – why don’t these idiots get a life? Yes – political correctness gone mad! If anything, the T-shirt indicates that a girl can multi-task – all in a day’s work! Lighten up!

  9. Bruce Taylor  

    Wonder if the people who complained against this are the same unintelligent idiots who want kids to sing Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep.
    For heavens sake, find something worthwhile to whinge about.

    • Jill Woodcroft  

      Totally agree, especially since rainbow people are supposed to be the gay ones….the world is going crazy….what is next 😝😜😳

  10. wendy  

    sorry I don’t think they should have withdrawn as a working mothers for years did ll that before I went too work and so do my daughters and so will my granddaughters if not a work day a weekend like was the car.

  11. Pam Parker  

    Tongue in cheek for crying out loud!!

  12. Diane Buchanan  

    I embrace modern technology and I’m on FB etc different sites, I think but for some people its much like years ago when I worked for Telstra people would ring up and abuse operators, because they were not standing face to face. Now they call them TROLLS!!!! come on ….what you are doing is raising children that will be emotional basket cases. Please consider what your doing, before writing. My answer NO i don’t find this t shirt offensive its light hearted humour!!!.

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