Bloomingdale’s apologizes for ‘date rape’ reference in holiday ad

The retail chain received heavy criticism over what many social media users called ‘insensitive’ and ‘offensive.’

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If Bill Cosby’s downfall has taught us anything, it’s that you shouldn’t put things in peoples’ beverages without their knowledge or consent.

Apparently Bloomingdale’s didn’t get the memo.

Check out this holiday-themed ad from the brand:

#Bloomingdales encourages you to date rape your friend for the holidays pic.twitter.com/o1Rz4JVMgO

— Natalie Bee (@ghostinmarble) November 11, 2015

The text of the ad reads, “Spike your best friend’s eggnog when they’re not looking,” as a man stares at a chuckling woman holding a clutch in one hand and what we can only assume is a disgusting glass of non-spiked eggnog.

How much do you want to bet someone at Bloomingdale’s this week uttered the phrase, “Who approved this?”

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