Bloomingdale's Apologizes for Creepy Holiday Catalog Ad

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File this one under how did this ever get published in the first place.

Bloomingdale's ticked off a ton of people when an ad appeared in its holiday catalog that showed a woman looking to the side and laughing as a man looked at her. The ad read "Spike your best friend's eggnog when they're not looking." Um...what?

When photos of the ad hit social media, the Twitterverse went in, with hundreds of people tweeting about how creeped out they were by the ad. "Here's Bloomingdales advertising festive date rape and non-consensual drug abuse to sell fashion. Stay classy," one tweeter wrote. "Seriously #Bloomingdales who in your Marketing team thought that was a good idea, and who the hell signed it off?," another wrote, while someone else said it was "shockingly disrespectful."

After Bloomingdale's execs caught wind of the criticism, they released a statement on Twitter, saying, "We heard your feedback about our catalog copy, which was inappropriate and in poor taste. Bloomingdale's sincerely apologizes." In spite of that apology though, Twitter users are still blasting them for the ad, using the hashtag #Bloomingdales to do it. It's not clear if the company is going to remove the ad and re-send their holiday catalogs, but here's hoping their team is a little more careful in the future.


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