Old Navy recently caught hell for the horribly misguided t-shirt line above which says, “Young Aspiring
Artist. Astronaut.” and “Young Aspiring Artist. President.”
Artists from across the spectrum found the message – that being an “artist” is somehow “less than” – offensive. And I agree.
After a huge reaction from folks on the interwebs, Old Navy has decided to rethink the idea.
From Old Navy spokesperson Debbie Felix:
“At Old Navy we take our responsibility to our customers seriously. We would never intentionally offend anyone, and we are sorry if that has been the case.
“Our toddler tees come in a variety of designs including tees that feature ballerinas, unicorns, trucks and dinosaurs and include phrases like, ‘Free Spirit.’ They are meant to appeal to a wide range of aspirations.
“With this particular tee, as a result of customer feedback, we have decided to discontinue the design and will work to remove the item from our stores.”