I swear I have a sense of humor. Sometimes you can see it here. I actually did (gasp) think that Onion piece awhile ago was funny when no one else did. And I did (I'm ashamed to say) laugh at the Comedy Central piece about celebrity adoption, even though many families were aghast.
Why, then, is Urban Outfitter's "Adopting is the new black" t-shirt worthy of a rant-o-the-week? After all, they're often offensive, and enjoy the publicity that comes from offense, and is it really so much worse than those things above?
It is. Those pieces targetted adults making the choice to adopt, and hit their targets. This t-shirt misses its target, with the potential to make children feel even more like accessories/commodities than they already might, even more conspicuous than all those supposedly harmless "Just like Angelina!" comments do.
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