Hey Target, that’s a dumb thing to do.

16 Oct

Generally speaking, I don’t like to get involved in political posts and commentary on the subject of immigration. This is the type of subject these days that tends to divide opinions among regular people,  as well as  provoke neurotic minutemen into shouting matches and threats ( like a certain CNN anchor, who shall remain nameless just as to not give him any free publicity.) But today I just couldn’t resist:

Target, yes, Target!! is selling an “Illegal Alien” costume for about 40 bucks on their website.  I found out about this through one of the links from a friend on Facebook (thanks Delia L.!) who was as shocked as I am.

The costume retails for 40 bucks. It is an orange polyester jumpsuit with the words “Illegal alien” across the chest,  similar to the ones used for people in jail serving time, with an alien mask, and a green card thingey that says “green card.” How stupid is that?

Makes you wonder about the clientele for Target. And just who is the distributor that makes these things?… Y también me pregunto quién será el pendejo (pardon my french!) que lo compre para su Halloween Party thinking he looks cool…jerk!

And a little note  to Target: You have many, MANY customers who just happen to be Hispanic, and who would definitely find this offensive.

Ok so that’s my rant for the day.

Here’s the pic and the link, en caso de que quieran hacer corajes: http://www.target.com/Illegal-Alien-Adult-Costume-

UPDATE!!!! This was on the 11PM news all over the place: ABC, NBC, Univision and Telemundo. Apparently Target found out soon enough and they removed the products and link.

íQué idiotas los de Target... de veras!

¡Qué idiotas los de Target por vender este disfraz... de veras! Don't they know how this would potentially bug their Hispanic consumers?

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5 Responses to “Hey Target, that’s a dumb thing to do.”

  1. Mauricio October 17, 2009 at 07:59 #

    Jajajajaja.. Cris, como descubrieron eso?… bueno, parece que ya no lo vende porque la liga esta desactivada.. supongo que los gringos siempre intentaran hacernos de menos.. lo mejor seria ingnorrlos no crees?.. saludos.

  2. Mariana October 18, 2009 at 19:16 #

    Se quejan se quejan de nosotros pero de verdad que que harian sin todos los immigrantes que viven en su pais. Quien les levantaria las cosechas por menos del salario minimo, cosa que gracias a eso USA puede gozar de precios bajos en frutas y verduras y muchos productos mas. Si vieras aqui que caro es todo. Pero pues porque aqui si les pagan lo que se debe a todos los empleados involucrados en la recoleccion de cosechas. Aveces se pasan de p…. ensantes los gringo de veras! Pero no les des importancia. Hay que empezar una campaña anti Traget!! Asi como la anti Abercombie pues ellos tienen fama de ser super racistas y uno no deberia de comprar ninguno de sus productos.

  3. Gaby Campos October 18, 2009 at 20:46 #

    Siiiii, que mala onda de la Target vender esos disfraces!!!!!!!!! Pero que harian sin los miles de mexicanos que viven alla, trabajan alla y sin los muchos que van a comprar!!!!!!

    Boicotiemos la Target y nos vamos a la Walmart
    jajajajja

  4. Marisol Rosas October 19, 2009 at 06:12 #

    Yo creo que ni cuenta se dieron y les llovió, o tu blog es muy influyente, porque ya no existe ese disfraz en la página.

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