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Department store criticised for ad that 'promotes date rape'

The ad features a man standing behind a woman with the text “Spike your friend’s eggnog when they’re not looking.”

Bloomingdales Source: Bloomingdales

NEW YORK DEPARTMENT store Bloomingdale’s has apologised for a page in its Christmas catalogue which people felt promoted date rape.

The ad features a man standing behind a woman with the text:

Spike your friend’s eggnog when they’re not looking.

It provoked outrage on Twitter:

Following the backlash, the company apologised :

Many feel that the apology is not enough and asked how the ad was printed in the first place.

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