Hey guys, you’re going to have to help me with this one. I saw this card in Paperchase a while back, and felt strongly enough to tweet them about it. Why? Because I thought it was homophobic, in the sense that it stereotypes gay people as all loving pink, stars and glitter. Inside, it reads “so it reminded me of you”. Hmmmm.
Anyway, I sent my tweet, didn’t get a response, but when I didn’t see it on the shelves on my next visit, I thought it’d been recalled. Winning! Then, the other day, I was in there, and there it was again.
A quick internet search shows that I’m not the only one who found the card at the very least mildly offensive. But it’s still on the shelves. Am I over-reacting? Am I being over-sensitive? Or just plain wrong?
I’d love to hear your thoughts.