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16 Times Target Failed So Hard It Won

You had one job, Target. One job.

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1. The time it might have caused a sexual awakening in a lot of teenage readers:

But then again, Fifty Shades of Grey was originally Twilight fanfic.

2. The time it didn't understand what "emerging authors" meant:

To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960, while The Great Gatsby was published in 1925 — so really not recently published works.

3. The time it put this unfortunate image in people's heads:

4. The time it failed to grasp what healthy food is:

But FTR, candy is delicious.


5. The time it made this amazing price discount:

6. The time it didn't understand what "clearance" meant:

Expect a discount, pay more!

7. The time it trapped people in the store:

8. The time it pushed the limit on how much people will pay for a banana:

9. The time it found a new way to market tampons:

10. The time it put together this endcap full of "study aides":

Well, unless you are studying for a party!

11. The time it put together this hilarious book collection:

I mean, who couldn't stop laughing during The Fault in Our Stars.

12. The time it got presumptuous about what was going to happen on your date night:

You just met the guy on Tinder!


13. The time it photoshopped three arms onto one of its models in the weekly circular:

Or maybe it actually sells sweaters for three-armed people?

14. The time it thought of a new creative way to solve antacid:

15. Everything about this picture frame:

16. The time it sold this unfortunately labeled Hello Kitty DVD: