Target Refuses To Talk To Bloggers And "Non-Traditional Media Outlets"

A Target billboard depicting a woman spreadeagled over a Target logo with her vagina centered squarely on the bullseye has some parents and feminists all riled up. One of them, Amy from ShapingYouth.org, contacted Target to see if they realized, you know, that their ad had a woman’s crotch centered on a bullseye.

Their response has us sort of baffled:

“Good Morning Amy,

Thank you for contacting Target; unfortunately we are unable to respond to your inquiry because Target does not participate with non-traditional media outlets. This practice is in place to allow us to focus on publications that reach our core guest.

Once again thank you for your interest, and have a nice day.”

Whatever you may think of the ad, (we don’t really care) the idea that blogs do not reach Target’s “core guest” is idiotic. This website is a non-traditional media outlet and we’re certain that our readers shop at Target.

Taking Aim at Target: Think That V is a CoinkyDink? [ShapingYouth]
Target Snubs Offended Parent Who Blogs [TheDeets]
Target Corporation assumes feminism is dead; dismisses bloggers [PEM]
Vagina Ads [BuzzFeed]
Target Targets Female Target [AdRants]