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Target apologizes for labeling plus-size dress ‘manatee gray’

First Published Apr 05 2013 01:05 pm • Last Updated Apr 05 2013 01:05 pm

NEW YORK • Shoppers at a Target store in Brooklyn say a label that listed the color of a plus-size dress as "manatee gray" was insulting.

The label for the same dress in smaller sizes described it as "dark heather gray."

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Target apologized for the label.

Michelle Ho, shopping at the store at Atlantic Terminal Mall, told the New York Post (http://bit.ly/16vmd9u ) that Target was "putting down one set of people over another" with the different labels.

Spokeswoman Jessica Deede called the labeling of the Mossimo-brand "Women’s Plus-Size Kimono Maxi Dress" "an unintentional oversight."

She said although manatee gray was a seasonal color, Target was "fixing the discrepancy." She said the item was removed from the company website.




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