Target apologizes for ‘Manatee Gray’ plus-size dress
MINNEAPOLIS — Target has apologized for labeling a plus-sized dress a term many might find offensive.
An online blogger made the discovery after noticing the same style dress in the exact same color had a different label depending on the size, Forbes reported.
The name of the color for the plus-size dress: “Manatee Gray.”
“We apologize for any discomfort this might have caused and are working to update the name of the dress to reflect Dark Heather Gray,” Target told Forbes.
The name change is a result of a team of two different buyers for the store — one group was responsible for “missy” collections, while another bought for the plus-size line. Target said the two groups didn’t collaborate when they put the information on Target.com.
“This was an unfortunate oversight and we’ll take it into consideration moving forward,” Target said.
The retailer added there are other products with “manatee gray” across a wide range of their products.