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Target Australia pulls Grand Theft Auto V from Shelves after Customer Feedback on Violence

Target Australia has pulled R-rated video game Grand Theft Auto V from its shelves and says it will no longer sell it following feedback from customers about the game's depictions of violence against women. The decision to pull the game — which sparked an immediate backlash from gamers — appeared to be in response to [...]

K-Mart’s Grand Theft Auto Ban Widens

K-Mart is now pulling all copies of Grand Theft Auto off the shelves. That includes Grand Theft Auto 4 and its various spin-off episodes. This is in addition to the stop-sale of Grand Theft Auto V titles from K-Mart stores around the country. Grand Theft Auto V was pulled from sale this morning, following a [...]

Mum who targeted Target part of larger backlash against corporate sexploitation

A little over a week ago, a mother and primary school teacher posted a few lines on Target’s Facebook page lamenting the lack of age-appropriate, non-sexualised clothing for daughter, 8. She said they had lost her as a customer. Six days later the comment had attracted over 72,000 “likes” and drawn thousands of responses from others concerned [...]

By |2012-08-31T16:47:56+10:00August 19th, 2012|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Target’s ‘trampy’ kids clothes triggers social media backlash

AN OUTRAGED Port Macquarie mother has created a social media nightmare for discount department store Target after she used its Facebook page to call on the retail giant to sell girls' clothing that doesn't make them look like ''tramps''. In an open post on the retailer's Facebook page over the weekend, primary school teacher Ana [...]