Post by Graveyardbride on Oct 29, 2014 12:34:38 GMT -5
Walmart apologizes for 'fat girl' costumes
Walmart found itself sending apology tweet after apology tweet Monday after the Twitterverse raked it over the coals for a major goof on its website.
For whatever inexplicable reason, the retail giant's site featured a Halloween category, titled "Fat Girl Costumes." You won't find it there now, thank goodness, but it stayed there for a large part of the morning – and long enough for multiple screen grabs.
The presence of the category was first reported by Jezebel, which in turn was alerted by a reader who stumbled upon it while looking for costumes. It was basically a collection of costumes that you'd usually find on the site's plus-size women's section.
After Twitter users complained in droves, WalMart took down the section and sent out multiple apology tweets.
Post by Graveyardbride on Oct 29, 2014 12:39:35 GMT -5
Another example of political correctness gone mad and people having too much time on their hands. There's an old saying: "An idle mind is the devil's playground" and people engaged in productive endeavors don't have time to look for things to complain about and then spend time tweeting, texting and posting on internet message boards about it.
Until recently, I wouldn't have agreed with you, Catherine, but I've gained some weight in the past few years and it took someone in the supermarket calling me a fatass before I was motivated to do something about it. Now I think that using euphamisms(sp?)for people who are overweight is doing them more harm than good. Call them what they are and they will be more motivated to do something. I first tried the Garcinia Cambogia and the only thing that it did was make me itch. Now I'm taking Belviq and Metformin and I lost 19 pounds in the first six weeks and I'm still losing.
Post by aprillynn93 on Oct 30, 2014 14:15:09 GMT -5
Yeah I think when over weight people own the fact that they are over weight, then they are more apt do something about it. Making "politically correct" labels for it just sugar coats it, and makes it seem ok to be overweight. It's not ok as it is not healthy. Everyone should be at a healthy weight.