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Thursday, July 06, 2006
Open Letter To Hershey's and Macy's...
Open Letter To:
Macy’s Federated Stores
-- AND --
The Hershey’s Chocolate Company
From: P.O’ed GrandPa
Subject: Inappropriate Children’s Clothes
Dear Sir(s) (because I’m sure a woman wouldn’t be responsible for this)
My wife and I recently visited a Macy’s store in one of the local Malls here in town. We were dismayed to see a T-Shirt (see attached photos) in the girls section of the children’s dept.
Let me repeat that…in the CHILDREN’S department.
While I’m fully aware that the Hershey Chocolate Company makes a fine product in Reese’s Milk Chocolate, the slogan “2 PEANUT BUTTER CUPS” is totally inappropriate to be displayed on a little girl’s shirt.
I am addressing this complaint to both companies in case I get the “It’s the other guy’s fault” excuse.
To Hershey’s Corp: You should know better. If you don’t then hire a “mom” to review your children sized appropriate promotional apparel to maybe veto certain age inappropriate products.
To Macy’s Corp: I thought you had better class than promote debasing children. When I went back to your store with my camera, I was questioned by the dept. manager about why I was taking photos of this particular product and cautioned that I’d need the store manager’s permission.
Instead, I asked her if she thought there was anything offensive about the shirt in question.
Her response was: “I wouldn’t let my little girl wear it…” and allowed me to leave without further comment. She even suggested I should swing by the “juniors” dept on the way out implying I’d find even worse examples of the same.
Since neither company lists a public email address, I’ll send you guys a link to this message (with photos) while awaiting, hopefully, a positive response result.
at 4:21 PM