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ASHTON KUTCHER WANTS GENDER EQUALITY WITH PUBLIC BATHROOMS, PETITIONS TARGET AND COSTCO

Kutcher
Kutcher

HOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles) –  Screen hearthrob Ashton Kutcher has decried the existing gender inequality in most public bathrooms, including those in big box stores like Target and Costco.

Kutcher described it as an “injustice” that women’s public bathrooms are better equipped than those for men.

He said that it’s now 2015 where families are diverse, and that gender stereotyping should have no place in public bathrooms.

No, Kutcher is not advocating for more stalls in men’s bathrooms. Rather, he wants baby changing tables installed in them. “Almost all public changing tables are in women’s bathrooms, which makes it nearly impossible to find a table that’s accessible to dads,” he said.

Kutcher is a new dad, having had a baby with partner Mila Kunis.

If you support Kutcher’s crusade, and if you are a two-dad family with a baby, you can sign his online petition to Target and Costo here.

 

TARGET STORE USES THE WRONG ‘ANNIE’ IN ADS FOR NEW CLOTHING LINE

annieMinneapolis, Minnesota (The Adobo Chronicles) – Target, one of the nation’s big box stores, just launched a new girls’ clothing line that it is calling Annie for Target.

The launch was perfectly timed with the showing of the film, Annie in theaters nationwide.  The film stars black actress Quvenzhané Wallis in the title role.

In celebration of the iconic story, Target partnered with Sony Pictures’ “Annie” costume designer, Renée Ehrlich Kalfus, on a collection of girl’s apparel and accessories that captures the essence of the movie’s spirited characters.

There was one big problem:  all the models used in the Target ads were white.

There is speculation on social media that Target refused to use black models for fear that its clothing line will not be patronized by consumers who are upset that the film stars a black instead of Caucasian actress.

Although the Annie character is fictitious, many Americans had always envisioned a white girl playing the role, just like on Broadway and in musical theaters worldwide.

In a statement issued today, Target said “this is not about race” as it prepared to launch another clothing line for adult women, Selma for Target. Its promo ads also features all Caucasian women, and is being launched in connection with the current theater run of another film, Selma, about the legendary Martin Luther King.

 

 

 

 

ALEX FROM TARGET NOW WORKS FOR THE ELLEN SHOP

Ellen with Alex From Target
Ellen with Alex From Target

Burbank, California (The Adobo Chronicles)- It all started with a tweet. A snapshot of a handsome teenager bagging items at a Target store in Dallas was posted by a tickled fan and it immediately went viral. Alex, now popularly known as Alex From Target, could not believe the number of his Twitter followers went from about 144 to more than half a million in just a couple of days. He’s been working as cashier at Target for only three months.

It pays to be an Internet sensation. Alex From Target was recently a guest of The Ellen Show, where he received an iPad gift from the generous Ms. DeGeneres. But it doesn’t end there. Ellen was so impressed by the smart and witty sixteen-year-old that she offered him a job as cashier at The Ellen Shop in Burbank.

A minimum-wage earner at Target, Alex will now be working for twice as much at The Ellen Shop. He will henceforth be known as Alex At Ellen. Perhaps, a television career also awaits him?