Offensive Care Instructions Spark Outcry Against Sexism

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A photo of the care instructions on a pair of pants has people accusing a clothing manufacturer of being sexist. Following the care instructions on a garment could help maintain its quality and life-span. But when reporter Emma Barnett from London's Daily Telegraph tweeted a picture of the label with the care instructions on her boyfriend's trousers, it sent shockwaves through the Twitter community. The label included the typical cleaning instructions: "Machine wash warm. Inside out with like colors. … Tumble dry medium." Also included was the alternative option, "Give it to your woman. It's her job."

Barnett later revealed that the trousers were from British retailer Madhouse, and a flood of tweets followed. People vented their disgust toward the retailer using "#SexistTrousers" and vowing to never shop at the store again.

However, there were those who simply found the tag amusing. One person wrote that he found it funny and thinks his girlfriend would laugh at it, too.

We spoke with Madhouse representative Mikk Tesseras, and he insists that Madhouse did not manufacture the tag. Tesseras told Trending Now that the product is commissioned and manufactured overseas, and the tag with the care instructions is added after manufacturing. Tesseras, who says an investigation is under way, apologized for the insensitive tag and promises the retailer would be more careful in the future.


Kirk Cameron's TV family from the '90s sitcom "Growing Pains" is responding to the inflammatory comments he made Friday in an interview on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." Cameron made controversial statements about gays and same-sex marriage, calling it "unnatural, detrimental, and ultimately destructive."

Cameron, an evangelical Christian, received a ton of backlash from supporters of same-sex marriage. One of those who spoke out was actress Tracey Gold, who played Cameron's sister on "Growing Pains." Gold tweeted, "I am a strong supporter of the LGBT community, and I believe in equal rights for all." She was not the only one who spoke out publicly about Cameron's comments. His TV dad, Alan Thicke, tweeted what's being perceived as fatherly advice, "I'm getting him some new books. The Old Testament simply can't be expected to explain everything." But the most popular tweet comes from "Good Wife" star Josh Charles, who wrote, "Alan Thicke & Joanna Kerns must feel they failed as parents tonight."

Other celebrities are speaking out against Cameron's antigay comments as well. "Modern Family's" Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who is gay, tweeted, "The only unnatural thing about me being gay is that I had a crush on Kirk Cameron until about 24 hours ago." So the backlash against Cameron continues.