It seems that a lot of people were quite offended by the Urban Outfitters t-shirt, so many complaints were made that the shirt is no longer available online.
But in real life, several of my friends and I have been discussing this, and we’re not the only ones who weren’t as offended as people thought we "should" be.
I noticed on one of the on-line discussion boards I’m a part of that many of the adoptive parents were really upset by the t-shirt and a bunch of the adult adoptees found it hilarious.
What my friends and I want to know is: Why is this t-shirt so offensive to adoptive parents, but these:
or my personal favorite :
are somehow okay?
Here’s what my friends and I think; the reason adoptive parents were so upset by the Urban Outfitters is because it was calling into question adoptive parent motivation – as in, adoption is just trendy, therefore the new "black" which in fashion is another way of saying hip and cool.
But, the infamous China Ultrasound t-shirt, the "Made in USA with imported parts" and the hideously awful, "Do not bleach, Made in China" shirt is nothing but objectifying children.
So I guess it’s okay for children to be objectified, just not parents.
Meanwhile, here is what I’ll be wearing.