Bloomingdale’s Publishes Ad that Seems to Promote Date Rape, Apologizes

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“It’s beginning to look a lot like date rape,” Jeff Carmack tweeted after seeing a dubious Bloomingdale’s ad.

A magazine described it this way:

Decked out in clothing from designer Rebecca Minkoff, a male model (described by Jezebel writer Stassa Edwards as “some creep, who looks a little too much like Robin Thicke”) gazes at his friend as she looks away laughing. The uber-creepy tagline reads, “Spike your best friend’s eggnog when they’re not looking.”

When customers brought attention to the advertisement, Bloomingdale’s responded:

“In reflection of recent feedback, the copy we used in our recent catalog was inappropriate and in poor taste. Bloomingdale’s sincerely apologizes for this error in judgment.”

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