Kidnapped baby t-shirts...offensive or hilarious?

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Kidnapped baby t-shirts...offensive or hilarious?
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Hilarious! ROFL I'd have totally bought one.

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Neither offensive nor hilarious. IMO, just plain dumb.

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Confusing. When my oldest daughter was two, she publicly stated at a store that I wasn't her mommy while she sat in the cart along side her newborn sister. She continued saying this until the other customers left the aisle we were in. While she was making a game of it, I was so embarrassed from all the strangers' funny expressions! While the shirt itself is not something people may not react to, the discussions imposed may give mixed messages to kids who would think that it's funny to publicly say and possibly confusing to the audience.

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"Beertje" wrote:

While the shirt itself is not something people may not react to, the discussions imposed may give mixed messages to kids who would think that it's funny to publicly say and possibly confusing to the audience.

Really? It's in newborn sizes, people are going to look at it & chuckle, just like they look at shirts that say, "I'm doing #2" or "I'm a boob man," or other silly things that wouldn't be funny on anyone old enough to talk, and chuckle. Even if there is an older kid around, I can't imagine much more discussion beyond, "Great shirt!" and, "Thank you!" Just think of it... a baby, while being kidnapped -- and would a baby even recognize that she's being kidnapped? -- instead of saying something out loud -- like what, waaaaah? yeah that's going to catch everyone's attention -- would write it out on a t-shirt, like babies can even write to begin with... it's just freakin' hilarious.

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I hate all of those tacky baby onesies with the stupid slogans and feel badly for the baby who is forced to wear them.

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"Potter75" wrote:

I hate all of those tacky baby onesies with the stupid slogans and feel badly for the baby who is forced to wear them.

This.

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"Spacers" wrote:

Really? It's in newborn sizes, people are going to look at it & chuckle, just like they look at shirts that say, "I'm doing #2" or "I'm a boob man," or other silly things that wouldn't be funny on anyone old enough to talk, and chuckle. Even if there is an older kid around, I can't imagine much more discussion beyond, "Great shirt!" and, "Thank you!" Just think of it... a baby, while being kidnapped -- and would a baby even recognize that she's being kidnapped? -- instead of saying something out loud -- like what, waaaaah? yeah that's going to catch everyone's attention -- would write it out on a t-shirt, like babies can even write to begin with... it's just freakin' hilarious.

Oh yes, they surely must sell these baby shirts in newborn sizes only. Their clothing line for babies runs to 23 mths. And yes, I think these shirts would create a bit more dialogue than what you're saying. Young kids repeat what adults find to be funny just to get another laugh. Our 2 & 3 yr olds repeat us quite often. I don't find these shirts funny at all.

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"Claire'sMommy" wrote:

Neither offensive nor hilarious. IMO, just plain dumb.

I agree.

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"Potter75" wrote:

I hate all of those tacky baby onesies with the stupid slogans and feel badly for the baby who is forced to wear them.

Well I am not sure I would go so far as saying I feel bad for the baby. I think the shirts are funny as a novelty but I wouldn't put one on my baby. I will say that when my son was born my Dh made ashirt for my DD that read "I am the new big sister..." and on the back it said "and YES I am happy!" I thought it was too funny because everyone was asking her if she happy to be having a new a baby brother. When I was pregnant I wish I had a shirt that said "Yes I am pregnant and NO you cannot touch my belly!" lol

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When pg with DS I got a bunch of second hand baby clothes given to me and lots of it we did use, but there was this black onesie for about a 6 mo old that read "I spent 9 months on the inside." I just put it back in the bag.

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"Potter75" wrote:

I hate all of those tacky baby onesies with the stupid slogans and feel badly for the baby who is forced to wear them.

DITTO!!!

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I think they are silly - but parents have the right to buy them if they like. I wouldn't.

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I think the shirt is ridiculous. A child being kidnapped isn't anything to joke about, and is nothing compared to the funny novelty onesies I've seen in stores. I bought one for DS2 at Disneyland that was black and had a Pirates skull on the front and is said "poop deck" on his butt. It was adorable and he looked adorable in it... but I would never put the OP's outfit on any of my kids.