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 1895 1995.
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...