Bloomingdale's apologizes for 'inappropriate' ad

Posted at 10:00 AM, Nov 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-13 15:43:14-05

Bloomingdale's has apologized for an ad in its 2015 holiday catalog that caused an uproar online this week.

The ad show's shows a woman laughing, looking away from a man who is apparently looking at her. Between the two models, a block of text reads: "Spike your best friend's eggnog when they're not looking."


Social media users decried the ad for its suggestion of a possible date rape scenario. In a story about the ad, Huffington Post called it "super creepy."

After the backlash, Bloomingdales took to Twitter to apologize. In the tweet, a company official admitted the ad was "inappropriate and in poor taste."



Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.