Target has withdrawn the Batgirl shirts from sale on Wednesday after a number of parents lodged complaints it was sexist.

The girls pink T-shirt reads from the top: ‘Batgirl to do list: Dryclean cape, wash Batmobile, fight crime, save the world’.

After days of debate about the T-shirt on social media, Target Australia sincerely apologised for “any disappointment caused” on Wednesday.

“It absolutely wasn’t our intention to cause any offence,” a Target spokesperson said.

“After reviewing and reading our customers concerns on the Batgirl tee, we have decided to remove the shirt from our stores.

“It was never Target’s intention to offend our customers with this item.”

Parents who see nothing wrong with the T-shirt have slammed the company for caving to public pressure.

“Shame on you Target, how can you seriously bow to such a small minority and remove the Batgirl T-shirts from the shelves?” one person posted. “Such a pity that such a large corporation has been forced to retreat because of a small group of ignorance imbeciles that just had to be offended by something because the bird outside chirped the wrong way.”

“Honestly, what’s wrong with people nowadays? The T-shirt was harmless,” another said.

“I see no problem. Adults of both sexes wash their clothes and their cars. It’s not sexist or gendered. Everybody chill,” a Target supporter said.

A parent said she bought her four-year-old daughter the Batgirl T-shirt and “she loves it”.

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  • The boys have blue batman Tshrits and capes.
    Are females going to complain about that? Plenty of females wash cars.
    Political correctness gone too far yet again.


  • That’s the trouble with minority groups of people. Those who scream the loudest get heard and given what they want. They are no less than a child chucking a tantrum and the parent giving in to their actions. Come on Target stand firm, this actions sets a precedence for others to do the same. Minority troublemakers go find some good cause to inject your energy into other than causing trouble for others and taking the fun out of life.


  • I just thought this was funny. There is more to worry about in this world.


  • Seriously!? Aren’t there more important things going on in the world then things like this!


  • I actually like the outfit. I think its cute. Why is it that ONE person complains and the rest of us miss out??? If you dont want your child to wear it then dont buy it. If everyone else is outraged like you then they wont sell any and they will see it was a huge mistake and they wont do it again. We should have to miss out just because one person has nothing better to do then bitch about things.


  • Yet another story of the world going nuts.
    Just take a chill pill people who think this is offensive.


  • No I’m not offended by this shirt.
    But I don’t think it’s wrong when Target takes it from the market because there are some people offended.


  • we can’t seriously expect Batgirl to save the world in a grotty cape!


  • I don’t see how this shirt is sexist….. maybe if it said – play with dolls, clean the house, cook dinner?? It’s just some fun & a little girl CAN fight crime & save the world!


  • I am personally not offended by the t-shirt.


  • Lets be honest, we hold everything and everyone together. Its about time we are get the recognition lol. I don’t think it is sexist, it is the truth.


  • I don’t see a problem with it – women do save the world as well as do most of the housework.


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