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The holidays are all about spending time with your loved ones, and of course, buying them gifts. But as retailers everywhere vie for shoppers' attention, one store made a big misstep by printing what some are calling a "date rapey" ad in its most recent catalog.
The ad, from luxury department chain Bloomingdale's, shows a man staring at a woman who is looking away. It also includes the tagline: "Spike your best friend's eggnog when they're not looking."
So although the ad could be interpreted in different ways, some called it inappropriate, and said it perpetuates rape culture:
Bloomingdale's tweeted an apology on Tuesday, conceding that the ad's copy was "in poor taste."
We heard your feedback about our catalog copy, which was inappropriate and in poor taste. Bloomingdale's sincerely apologizes.— Bloomingdale's (@Bloomingdales) November 10, 2015