last week's post about offensive labeling on Target's website? Well, it's happened again. An alert reader sent this screen capture to Consumerist yesterday, showing a style of women's Mossimo sandals named "Orina", which unfortunately translates to "urine" in Spanish. The reader, who also seems to be a Target employee, had this to say:
"This isn’t a color name, but a style name. At my Target, at least, we have been asked to remove all signs with this shoe’s name as well as cover the name on both the box and the shoe tag. Seeing as there are so many Spanish-speaking people who shop and work at Target in various areas of the country, I can’t see how this got past whatever process Target uses to ensure that inappropriate names for shoes don’t reach the shelves."
Consumerist reported that as of yesterday they found 4 cases of "Orina" being used on Target.com, all pointing to shoes. But in checking this morning I found none, so Target must have removed all references to the word.