Bloomingdale’s Apologizes For Date Rape-y Holiday Ad

Department store chain Bloomingdale’s came under fire this week after customers noticed a date rape-y ad in its holiday catalogue encouraging you to “spike your best friend’s eggnog when they’re not looking.”

The ad featured a woman dressed in a short skirt and blazer merrily looking away while an eagle-eyed man eyed her suggestively from the periphery.

People online were quick to point out the problems with the ad, with many puzzled about how it could have feasibly ended up in print. Just a sampling of the responses:

Bloomingdales’s later apologized for the ad, calling it “inappropriate and in poor taste.”

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