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Old Navy’s Controversial Shirt Is Very Confusing

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Old Navy had a bang-up 2015 in terms of sales, but it looks like the brand is ending the year on a sour note. A girls' T-shirt has awoken the perpetual rage machine that is the Internet with a design that shows the phrase "Young Aspiring Artist" that has the last word crossed out and titles like "Astronaut" and "President" written underneath.

Tech Insider notes that users on both Twitter and Facebook have voiced their discontent with the fact that the shirt disparages artists. Facebook user, and artist herself, Bamboota outlined the problem with the shirt in a post. "The fact that Old Navy is basically saying that being an Artist isn't a respectable profession and promoting that on Children's Clothing is ridiculous!" she says. "They're discouraging kids from expressing their creativity!"

Bamboota also pointed out the irony, as many people on the World Wide Web did, of the shirt. "The ironic part is that they had to HIRE AN GRAPHIC ARTIST to do this design!"

The shirt appears to have been pulled from the online store. No problem for Twitter users who have decided to take the design in their own direction, as seen below.

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