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Posted: November 14, 2015

'Creepy' Bloomingdale's holiday ad goes viral


By Chelsea Todaro

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

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A recently published Bloomingdale's holiday advertisement has gone viral on social media, with people calling out the company for encouraging date rape.

The ad shows a woman laughing with her head turned away as a man stares at her. In between the man and woman there is text that reads: “Spike your best friend’s eggnog when they’re not looking.”

People have posted the ad to Facebook and Twitter, with many writing negatives comments on how it is “inappropriate,” “creepy,” and is in “poor taste,” The Wall Street Journal reports. The ad has received more than 3,000 comments on social media. 

The company has since issued a statement that reads, “In reflection of recent feedback, the copy we used in our current catalog was inappropriate and in poor taste. Bloomingdale’s sincerely apologizes for this error in judgment.”

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