Target Attacked Because Angry Shoppers Think This Shirt ‘Perpetuates Rape Culture’

Kaitlan Collins Contributor
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Target is defending itself after the company came under fire Tuesday for selling a shirt that some say is “demeaning towards women.”

The gray t-shirt — sold in the women’s and plus size sections — has the word “TROPHY” printed across the front in large white letters.

Angry customers are calling the company “gross” and “sexist” because they think the shirt “perpetuates rape culture.”

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But many others said that shoppers are simply being overly sensitive.

Target also defended its decision to sell the shirt.

“It is never our intention to offend anyone and we always appreciate receiving feedback form our guests,” Target said in a statement issued Tuesday.

“The shirt you’re describing is part of a collection of engagement and wedding shirts that are available in our women’s and plus size departments. The collection also included shirts that say ‘Team Bride,’ ‘Mrs.’ and ‘Bride.’ These shirts are intended as a fun wink and we have received an overwhelmingly positive response from our guests.”