With Father's Day approaching this upcoming weekend, folks are doing their best to grab gifts and cards for their loved ones. Whether it's for your dad, your significant other or just a friend, you want to obviously get something good. Unfortunately, Target might not be the place for that.
The well-known store is catching some heat after an American Greetings card with a black couple and the words "Baby Daddy" featured on it was on the shelves. People that saw it took to social media to voice their concern and soon after, American Greetings pulled the card from the store. They even released the following statement:
"This particular card was created for, and addressed to, a loving husband — which the inside copy makes clear," American Greetings said in a statement. "However, we now see that the front page, taken out of context, can communicate an unintentional meaning that we are strongly against perpetuating and is not consistent with our company purpose and values."
Target also pulled the card from the 1,800 stores that were selling it after complaints started circulating. They also released a statement:
"We want all guests to feel welcomed and respected when they shop at Target," Target spokesperson Joshua Thomas said in a statement. "We were made aware of some concerns about this card last week and are working with our vendor to have it removed from Target stores. We appreciate the feedback and apologize. It’s never our intent to offend any of our guests with the products we sell."
Guess folks won't be going to Target for their greeting cards for a bit.