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'I’m sick of the subliminal shade!’:
Angry Target shoppers say anti-theft
stickers are only being placed on
darker shades of makeup

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Posted By: Ribicon, 11/9/2019 10:38:43 AM

Target is under fire after a picture was shared widely on social media, showing only the darkest shades of Elf Cosmetics foundations marked with anti-theft stickers. A Twitter user shared the since deleted post earlier this week in a tweet aimed at the retail giant that garnered more than 16,000 retweets. The photo showed rows of foundations ranging several skin tones, but four of the darker tones were covered in stickers reading, 'This item is electronically protected.'(Snip) A man pointed out that the decision to put anti-theft stickers on products may be done by inventory software, not human decision.


Not just anyone can say "shade" and get away with it.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rumblehog 11/9/2019 10:49:25 AM (No. 230788)
Non-issue. We haven't darkened the door (racist!) of a Target store since they announced the homo-bathroom policy.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Salt5792 11/9/2019 11:05:23 AM (No. 230800)
Simple. Shop at Walmart from now on.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: RobertJ984 11/9/2019 11:05:58 AM (No. 230801)
They only tag items that have a high rate of theft.......who steals those items? “Your honor, the defense rests”
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Reply 4 - Posted by: hammondb3 11/9/2019 11:08:15 AM (No. 230805)
If the shoe fits... tag it. If blacks are statistically more likely to shoplift then the math says the stores have every right to respond accordingly.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper 11/9/2019 11:15:06 AM (No. 230810)
Hmm, Daily Mail wants me to turn off my adblocker to view it. No thanks. Add another one to the do not go list.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: mc squared 11/9/2019 11:19:42 AM (No. 230816)
#2; Walmart stopped selling most guns and ammo. Easy to see where the social justice warriors are going with this stuff. Stores usually protect the most shoplifted items.....
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Attila 11/9/2019 11:20:23 AM (No. 230817)
Sorry whiners, this is a fact of life. Go to the "music" aisle. the (c)Rap CD's are behind locked glass doors. The C&W and such are in an open shelf. Get over yourselves and accept the fact, "if yo' blak, you'll sneek it in da sack."
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 11/9/2019 11:24:38 AM (No. 230820)
Other high-theft items are hair extensions and bags of these extension braids---black accoutrements, mostly. Statistically driven; change your behavior or get over being called thieves.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: stablemoney 11/9/2019 11:34:42 AM (No. 230824)
If you pay for the item, there is no problem.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: BillW. 11/9/2019 11:34:50 AM (No. 230825)
Speaking of which, #8, have you seen the crap W. Goldberg now has all over her head? Too weird. KAG2020
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Reply 11 - Posted by: NorthernDog 11/9/2019 11:36:27 AM (No. 230827)
When I bought Black computer ink at Wal-Mart it was locked up tighter than Ft. Knox. I'm ready for my reparations payout.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: GrandmaP 11/9/2019 11:40:56 AM (No. 230828)
I was in Walmart in Santa Fe, NM this summer. Razors were behind a glass display case, even the cheap, disposable razors. I waited 15 minutes for a clerk who had the key to open the cabinet. I asked her why the case was locked and she said the razors kept getting stolen. Make of that what you will...
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Pault135 11/9/2019 11:41:56 AM (No. 230829)
The Class VI (Liquor) store at my local military base recently placed anti theft devices on all the bottles of Hennessy Cognac. I just can’t understand why.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: davew 11/9/2019 11:44:59 AM (No. 230831)
Why do they place the warning on the products themselves? Why not just post a notice that "Products are protected by electronic sensors" on the shelves and not tell people which products are covered? The purpose is to deter theft by putting doubt in the minds of people that they might get caught. It doesn't matter where that message is posted. With the new laws in major cities that remove shoplifting as a crime for less than $950 in merchandise this is all a waste of time and money. The solution is to move stores out of areas with high levels of "shrinkage".
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 11/9/2019 11:52:57 AM (No. 230835)
The stores know exactly what gets stolen. This fits with the hard fact that a 13% minority of the population does well over half of the violent crime in the USA. Hard facts. Don't like it, work on your culture, don't complain about us noticing.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: mean Gene 11/9/2019 12:05:02 PM (No. 230848)
After moving to Utah I had a group over to dinner. Between them and us, we two ate most of the chicken meat. More of them but each had only a taste of chicken, a slice or a part of a wing. Since then I started noticing market baskets in line at the stores. The Mormons rarely have meat in their baskets. They go for cheeses, milks, eggs, even yogurts. Now, recently the stores are putting anti theft stickers on meats! Not just the pricy stuff, either. Even the ground beef, the chickens, the pork roasts. And then, as if to shame us, they "forget" to clear those stickers so they set off an alarm at the exit! Very strange place, Utah.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: udanja99 11/9/2019 12:25:54 PM (No. 230859)
Well, gee, maybe if you and all of your homies simply quit stealing, you would have nothing to be offended about.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Obviousity 11/9/2019 12:52:00 PM (No. 230879)
Sounds like a rudimentary Artificial Intelligence application. I do not suppose it took a quantum machine either.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: RuckusTom 11/9/2019 2:56:31 PM (No. 230949)
Crime stats don't lie. Sorry.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 11/9/2019 3:42:07 PM (No. 230965)
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Reply 21 - Posted by: bad-hair 11/9/2019 6:00:27 PM (No. 231015)
Had this happen in Canada many (30) years ago when a National chain (think CVS or Walgreens) was sued because the "black" hair care products were empty boxes which the cashiers would fill once paid for. Upon being sued and asked why this RACIST practice was company policy the CEO of said chain ended the law suit in one sentence. He said," Because that's the stuff that's being stolen."
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Ketchuplover 11/9/2019 7:56:59 PM (No. 231054)
It comes back to bite you in your politically correct butt, doesn't it Target?!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Bazi 11/9/2019 8:25:21 PM (No. 231067)
IMO, Fake Photo. Target never prices their items without the cents. It would have been $6.00. "$6" is not a Target price tag.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Kate318 11/9/2019 8:54:55 PM (No. 231079)
If the Nike fits...
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Reply 25 - Posted by: doctorfixit 11/9/2019 8:57:15 PM (No. 231080)
Darker shades get stolen 10X more often.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: tom7 11/9/2019 9:39:42 PM (No. 231092)
Another urban legend that would be hilarious if it weren't such an ugly display of people so very eager for an excuse for hatred and rage.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: clipped wings 11/9/2019 10:43:06 PM (No. 231116)
Certain groups must have a nationwide, closely-connected committee that is constantly scouring the Internet and retail institutions to discover a new way to be "offended." Let's get practical (many refuse to do so)--if a retailer has a product that is consistently being stolen, that item should be actively protected from theft. To fail in this proactive prevention is fiscal insanity. Are businesses to trust the untrustworthy, just because they may lose money. In the current, ungrammatical aphorism, "Get 'woke,' go broke." True.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 11/10/2019 12:57:07 AM (No. 231160)
Maybe if blacks were held to the same standards as whites, things would change. We aren't allowed to be "offended" or say "racist". Years ago, when I moved to Miami, when you went into a store owned by another ethnic group they would not wait on you. Reverse the situation and see what happens.
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