Does anything about the image of Ireland on this t-shirt strike you as unusual?
No, not the four-leaf clover someone clearly thought was a shamrock.
Say, perhaps, that all six counties of Northern Ireland have been completely removed?
The US-based store Target sparked some outrage this week when word spread that they were selling the above t-shirts.
Angered patrons took to social media to share the image, shocked that the store would stock such an item, and encouraged others to complain to Target’s customer service.
A media representative for Target told IrishCentral that the shirt, which was offered in Target stores and developed by a vendor of Target’s, has since been pulled from the shelves.
“We received feedback regarding the shirt from guests and it is never our intention to offend our guests with the merchandise carried in our stores. Therefore, we shared the feedback with the appropriate teams and we are removing this shirt from our stores,” she said.
Still a quick Google search revealed that Target is not the only place selling merchandise with such depictions of Ireland. Zazzle, the online t-shirt retailer that allows customers to design and share their own items, has many of them.
What do you think? Was the t-shirt offensive? Let us know what you think in the comment section.