Today in "I need to just go sit in a dark room and chain smoke" news, someone has unearthed an old newspaper article about a Florida Wal-Mart store pulling a t-shirt saying "Someday a woman will be president" because it "was offensive to some people." In
In 1995 Walmart pulled "Someday a woman will be president" T-shirt from shelves, saying it offended "family values." pic.twitter.com/jqqbmZFMCa
— Nick Kapur (@nick_kapur) July 27, 2016
Last night, Nick Kapur happened to spot the AP article in an archived edition of the Tuscaloosa News via Google Reader. Wal-Mart decided to recall the shirt, which features a picture of Dennis the Menace's Margaret, after one customer complained. Here's the shirt in question, which you can currently find on vintage Etsy stores.
According to the shirt's designer, Wal-Mart HQ also refused to carry the shirts nationwide, because the message went "against Wal-Mart's family values."
Thankfully, the company did end up apologizing for the "overreaction" down the line. Though we wonder what those buyers are doing now...
photo via Etsy