Taylor Garner shared her frustrations with shopping at Target, saying she would 'scream' if she saw one more dinosaur on a shirt.
Shopping for kids can be a bit painful. Stores have different clothing styles and designs that provide you with many options but not enough to choose from. If you scan through your local retailers or supermarkets for clothes, you might know that there is not a lot of variety. Target, for example, has been the center of attraction for kids’ clothing selection. And for some reason, it is just not clicking for a few parents. Many have been complaining about the dinosaurs and trucks on boys’ clothing or the funky rainbows on a "boy" shirt that seems to be catering to the agenda of making boys look like girls. One mom has spoken up about this situation, raising concern on the internet.
TikTok mom Taylor Garner shared her frustrations with shopping at Target, saying she would "scream" if she saw one more dinosaur on a shirt. "The boys’ section at every clothing store is going to "shark" and "dinosaur" you to death." She continued, "I mean, how many variations of a T-rex do boys need?" Y’all don’t think boys want to wear something else besides dinosaurs and sharks." Other moms in the comments agreed with what Garner had to say about the lack of choices in kids' clothes. "Omg, if it’s not dinosaurs and sharks, it’s construction vehicles, which my 5-year-old loved growing up, but COME ON, there are so many other designs in life," said @jenniferito3. "Dinosaurs, sharks, trucks, and cars My oldest is 24 and it’s been that way since I had him," added @fahblove4.
Later Garner posted a follow-up video, talking about the changes Target made to improve their selection of boys’ clothing. "They've got a good variety over here, Target! Bravo!" she said, panning the camera at the new display. But then again, some parents were still dissatisfied with the new clothes. One mother, who has now gone private on TikTok, claimed that rainbows and pinks are non-traditional colors to be a part of the boy's section. She stated that the retail company is trying to make young boys "look like girls" with bright colors and patterns. In the video, she shows some gender-neutral graphic t-shirts with floral patterns in pastel shades. The text in the video read: "Pushing the agenda to make our boys look like girls against our will is just sick."
Some commenters criticized the mother for publicly berating Target for lacking clothes that were not sufficiently "boyish" for her. There are numerous options for your "manly child," said another parent, who even went to Target to prove her point. TikTok user @jolenedolo posted a video scanning through a couple more racks of clothing at Target, saying, "Look at these boy shirts: Mickey, Blippi, Spiderman." She pans over to another section of minimal designs for parents who don't like graphic shirts. "Oh, look at this — dinosaurs!" she says, holding up a pair of shorts. "Do rainbows bother you? That’s cool because they have like 18 different dinosaur prints without rainbows."
"Don’t you worry, manly babies," she says. "Target has you covered." She also suggested that parents take a better look at what the store has to offer instead of complaining that there isn't any "boy" clothing for their son. "If flowers aren't your thing and pink bothers you," she adds. "Just move the rack around a little bit, and you’ll find your very basic 'boy.'" Also, she advised parents to purchase online and refuted claims made by some parents that the retailers near them did not carry the same products as other Target stores. Many in the comments applauded this mom for shutting down all the parents who were upset about the lack of variety. "Little boys like a lot of that stuff... "I don't know why parents are getting so worked up over their baby not being manly enough," said @misskennikins. "My toddler recently picked out a shirt from the boy's section, and I let her get it. Why? Cause she LIKED THE DAMN SHIRT. Period. Let children be children," added @shanbeanz.