An advertisement from Bloomingdale's holiday catalog has caused a furor on social media where people are accusing the high-end department store of promoting rape.
According to Orlando's Real Radio 104.1, a picture of the ad was posted on Imgur on Nov. 10, and it states: "Spike Your Best Friend's Eggnog When They're Not Looking."
The ad shows a man looking at a woman who is looking in the other direction.
The ad was slammed on Twitter for reportedly promoting rape.
— Natalie Bee (@ghostinmarble) November 11, 2015
— Kristen Alderson (@krisalderson) November 10, 2015
That Bloomingdales ad is horrific. How was that ever approved let alone thought of as a good idea?! Despicable.
— Kirby (@oc_11) November 10, 2015
"In reflection of recent feedback, the copy we used in our recent catalog was inappropriate and in poor taste. Bloomingdales' sincerely apologizes for this error in judgment," a Bloomingdale's rep told Tech Insider on Nov. 11.
In response, Jezebel blared the headline: "Bloomingdale's Apologizes for Maybe Encouraging You to Date Rape Your Friend."