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Success! Target Pulls “Stalker” Card Off the Shelves

Success! Target Pulls “Stalker” Card Off the Shelves

This Friday morning, Target announced that it had decided to pull its Valentine’s Day card with a very ugly message off the shelves. The card said “Stalker is a harsh word” in white letters on a red background on the front; inside, it said “I prefer valentine.”

As Kristy Welker, a Target spokesperson, wrote to Forbes in an email:

It is never our intent to offend guests with the products we offer and we take feedback from guests’ very seriously. We immediately made the decision to remove this card from our selection.

Welker also said that, if anyone saw any more of the cards in a Target store, they could notify the store’s staff to have them removed.

Care2 members helped to put on the pressure to have the card removed by signing a petition: Thank you!

Ginger Lee, the former porn star who is “most famously known” for going public about former Rep. Anthony Weiner trying to get her to cover up his suggestive sexts to her, joined in the online campaign to demand that Target remove the greeting card. According to Forbes, Lee has herself been a victim of stalking for the past two years and has had to get restraining orders against another individual; she said that she couldn’t “believe a multinational company that says they are involved in the community is making light of a terrible thing like stalking.” After seeing an image of the card on Tumblr on Thursday, Lee posted on Target’s Facebook page and Twitter feed and on her own Twitter and Tumblr feeds demanding that Target remove the cards and apologize.

A lot of people say that Valentine’s Day is over-commercialized and would rather do without the chocolate and roses. Each to their own — but I’d much prefer to get a card with pink hearts and a sappy, syrupy message than one with a sinister sentiment.

Thank you again to Care2 members for putting the pressure on Target!

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10:01PM PST on Feb 26, 2013

@Kara C.

I agree. While real stalking is an issue, I do not believe that is how they meant it. People are a bit too P.C nowadays

3:03PM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

ok

6:11PM PST on Mar 2, 2012

Which nob thought of this in the first place...

5:18AM PST on Feb 26, 2012

My partner gave me a card like this, I thought it was adorable and infinitely better then any of the cliche romantic ones. People it is a card plain and simple focus on real issues like the forests cut down to make the cards.

10:58PM PST on Feb 23, 2012

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7:37PM PST on Feb 23, 2012

Whoopeee!!! Someone actually listened to us

1:02PM PST on Feb 23, 2012

that's great news !!

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9:37AM PST on Feb 23, 2012

-, is she? One of my friends told me he saw Kim Kardashian has a personal profile at an mixedsingleconnect site called------ 'mixéd Sinɡle. С' o M--Many sexy photos were found on that site last week! I can't beleive it! What happened?
Looking to find someone special for next Valentine's Day?
★★★Looking for someone special for next Valentine's Day? Welcome to----Mi Xeds ingle.c0m---, a place for people who wanna start a short-term relationship.And also for finding soul mates. Tens of thousands pretty girls and handsome guys are active there. Come in and give it a shot, you will find your saucy match there. Have fun! +_+

8:16AM PST on Feb 23, 2012

Good.

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